Jan 13, 2022 - 12:56 pm
Evergrande kicks off production of the Hengchi 5
Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the electric car division of the Chinese real estate group Evergrande, has started series production of its first model. The first model, the Hengchi 5, is a compact electric SUV.
Nov 4, 2021 - 04:40 pm
Vitesco expands R&D capacities in China
Vitesco Technologies has commissioned a new research and development centre in Tianjin, China. The focus of the new facility is on the development and testing of electrified drive systems – especially for the Asia-Pacific region.
Mar 17, 2021 - 02:27 pm
Vitesco to hit the stock market in the second half of 2021
The supervisory board of Continental AG has approved the planned spin-off of the powertrain division Vitesco Technologies with a subsequent listing on the stock exchange. In addition, Vitesco has moved into a new regional headquarters in China.
Nov 17, 2020 - 12:08 pm
Volkswagen aims for 2023 with electric station wagon
After VW announced that the electric model Aero will also be built in Emden from 2023 in the course of its latest investment planning round, CEO Ralf Brandstätter has now revealed further details: The model will be launched as the Aero B and the Aero B Shooting Brake two years later than originally planned.
Oct 1, 2019 - 01:48 pm
Chinese startup Bordrin to start production
In China, another electric car startup, Bordrin Motors is in the starting blocks. By means of a joint venture with FAW Xiali, Bordrin plans to start series production of its first iV6 model this year: an electric crossover with a range of up to 610 km. Bordrin is also planning its own factory in Shanghai.
Jul 10, 2019 - 03:58 pm
Pre-series production of VW’s ID.3 has taken off
The VW ID.3 pre-series production is rolling at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. This also affects the Volkswagen Group Components division. VW has now published where the individual plants of the unit manufacture their parts for the ID.3. electric car.
Jul 10, 2019 - 02:28 pm
Continental to present new electric drive at the IAA
Continental will present the third generation of a fully electric drive train at the IAA. The “first fully integrated axle drive for mass production” weighs less than 80 kilograms and is to be offered in two power ratings of 120 or 150 kW.
Jul 9, 2019 - 11:57 am
NEVS launches production of their first BEV
Saab successor NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) has started series production of the electric sedan based on the Saab 9-3. The NEVS 9-3 is now rolling off the production line at the plant in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin.
Jun 21, 2019 - 12:08 pm
Volkswagen produces more PHEV parts in China
Volkswagen is now making components for the Group’s plug-in hybrids produced in a newly built hall at its transmission plant in Tianjin, China. In future, the plant will also produce components for the electric car platform MEB.
Feb 14, 2019 - 04:46 pm
Tesla Model 3 arrives in China & Germany
The first Tesla Model 3 for the Chinese market arrived at the port of Tianjin. Two more ships are allegedly already on their way. The hurry is to catch the reduction on import duty that is only certain for the 1st quarter.
Sep 2, 2018 - 02:33 pm
FAW-VW JV opens new Tianjin factory
Volkswagen and their Chinese partner FAW have opened a new factory in Tianjin. The factory will serve to support their SUV offensive in China. It will serve as a production facility for Volkswagen and Audi SUVs, including PHEV variants.
Aug 17, 2018 - 09:07 pm
Toyota expanding NEV manufacturing in China
Toyota have announced plans to significantly increase production capacities in their Chinese factories. In future, they plan to manufacture more plug-in hybrid as well as electric vehicles there. Their imports will also be expanded.