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Hindenburg Research takes aim at Kandi

Hindenburg Research takes aim at Kandi

After the serious fraud allegations against Nikola, short seller Hindenburg Research is now taking a look at the next electric vehicle manufacturer: the Chinese small car manufacturer Kandi, which has also been active in the USA since this year.

VW acquires majority in China joint venture with JAC

VW acquires majority in China joint venture with JAC

VW has taken a majority stake of 75 percent and thus management control over the joint venture with JAC and immediately renamed the company from JAC Volkswagen to Volkswagen (Anhui) Automotive Company Limited. The name of Anhui Province appears in the company name for a reason: an eMobility hub is to be built there.

China with strong NEV sales figures in November

China with strong NEV sales figures in November

Some 169,000 so-called new energy vehicles (BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs) were sold in China in November, up 136.5 percent year-on-year, according to the China Passenger Car Association, with SAIC GM Wuling (SGMW), BYD and Tesla selling the most e-vehicles last month.

China: Indications of production start of the Tesla Model Y

China: Indications of production start of the Tesla Model Y

Tesla has apparently begun production of the Model Y in Shanghai, with drone video showing around 40 examples of the Model Y in a parking lot at the plant. Elon Musk indirectly confirmed the start of production on Twitter, writing that he plans to travel to Shanghai in January - apparently to start deliveries.

Tesla pauses production of Model S and X

Tesla pauses production of Model S and X

Production of the Model S and Model X in Fremont will be halted for just under three weeks, fueling speculation that both models could be getting a refresh. Meanwhile, Tesla has now signed up for production of the performance version of the Model 3 there, according to reports from China.

Mercedes specifies location strategy for EQ offensive

Mercedes specifies location strategy for EQ offensive

Mercedes-Benz is now providing a comprehensive overview of the production locations for its EQ brand electric offensive, including production of the EQA at the Rastatt plant ahead of the model's world premiere on 20 January 2021.

Tesla starts series production of the Model Y in China

Tesla starts series production of the Model Y in China

Tesla has started mass production of the Model Y in Shanghai and lowered the model's prices, but there are also some changes to the China-built Model 3 to kick off the year.

Nio builds up "Nio Certified" used car service

Nio builds up "Nio Certified" used car service

Nio is launching a used car service called "Nio Certified" and has set up a nationwide business network to offer the buying and selling of vehicles and services such as inspections and appraisals. Within five years, Nio plans to invest 3 billion yuan (380 million euros) in the service.

High demand for Tesla Model Y in China

High demand for Tesla Model Y in China

Tesla is apparently experiencing high demand for its Model Y in China. After series production of the Model Y was launched in Shanghai a few days ago and the first deliveries were still promised for January, the Tesla website for China now lists the second quarter of 2021 as the delivery date for new orders.

Export plans: WM Motor relies on Enel X as partner

Export plans: WM Motor relies on Enel X as partner

Enel X has signed a strategic agreement with Chinese electric car maker WM Motor to launch collaborations in several eMobility fields. The target markets that the duo will jointly target are Europe, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South America.

E-car sales: OEMs in China with strong final spurt

E-car sales: OEMs in China with strong final spurt

China's largest electric car makers have released their December 2020 sales figures, taking stock of the year as a whole. Towards the end of 2020, BYD and WM Motor both made gains, as did Nio and Xpeng Motors, with the latter duo posting new sales records for December.

Smart apparently working on E-SUV on Geely platform

Smart apparently working on E-SUV on Geely platform

The relaunch of the Smart brand in the form of the Chinese joint venture with Geely is becoming more concrete: the first model is to be an electric SUV, which will also be offered in Europe.

Tesla: Model Y now with one-piece rear frame

Tesla: Model Y now with one-piece rear frame

Tesla is now using the heralded one-piece rear frame in Model Y production in Fremont. The part from the so-called "Giga Press" was discovered on a delivered vehicle in the U.S. Meanwhile, Tesla is apparently planning its next growth steps in China.

Nio competitor Xpeng also announces e-sedan

Nio competitor Xpeng also announces e-sedan

Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has announced another e-sedan, which will be the third model in its portfolio alongside the G3 compact SUV and the P7 sporty sedan. The new model is set to be unveiled later this year, with large-scale production also set to begin before the end of 2021.

Available for pre-order in China: Nio unveils ET7 e-sedan

Available for pre-order in China: Nio unveils ET7 e-sedan

Nio has unveiled its new flagship model, the ET7 electric sedan with advanced autonomous driving features, following the three previous e-SUVs, the ES8, ES6 and EC6. The sedan is available for pre-order now as a debut special edition as well as regular with 70 or 100 kWh battery options. Nio is also making pricing public.

China: Tesla reportedly plans new entry-level model for 2022

China: Tesla reportedly plans new entry-level model for 2022

Tesla could launch a significantly cheaper model as early as next year, according to new information from China that cites an environmental report from the California-based electric carmaker for its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai.

Confirmed: Baidu to build e-cars at Geely plants

Confirmed: Baidu to build e-cars at Geely plants

A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Chinese tech company Baidu was looking into getting into electric car production, but what's new now is the information that the production of the e-cars will apparently take place in Geely's existing plants.

Audi gives details of electric car joint venture with FAW

Audi gives details of electric car joint venture with FAW

The electric car joint venture between Audi and FAW in China, which was officially announced in October 2020, is becoming more concrete: the future company will be 60 percent owned by Audi AG and Volkswagen Group China and 40 percent by FAW, and will be headquartered in Changchun in northeastern China.

Tesla opens 700th Supercharger location in China

Tesla opens 700th Supercharger location in China

Tesla opened its 700th Supercharger location in China a few days ago, which speaks to a rapid expansion of the network in the Middle Kingdom, as the 500th Supercharger charging park went online just under two months ago. Within 40 days, Tesla is said to have expanded the Supercharger network by 30 percent.

Tesla: Model Y deliveries in China officially started

Tesla: Model Y deliveries in China officially started

Tesla has officially started deliveries of the Model Y built in China. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the European Model Y in Grünheide continue - the plant could be larger than initially thought. But there are also growing indications that the Model S and Model X will soon be refreshed.

Joint venture of SAIC and Alibaba unveils electric models

Joint venture of SAIC and Alibaba unveils electric models

Zhiji Auto, a newly formed joint venture between SAIC Motor and Alibaba, has unveiled prototypes of its first two electric models. The sedan and SUV produce 400 kW and will be available with either 93 or 115 kWh battery capacity, with cells coming from CATL.

Xpeng: Decision on European expansion in four months

Xpeng: Decision on European expansion in four months

Chinese e-car maker Xpeng plans to decide which European countries to enter next within the next four months, and in an interview on its expansion plans, Xpeng president Brian Gu also indicated that electric car production in Europe is also a possibility in the future.

BYD and Nio raise billions in funding

BYD and Nio raise billions in funding

Chinese electric manufacturers BYD and Nio have raised fresh money, with BYD raising around $3.9 billion through the sale of new shares and Nio successfully placing two bonds for a total of $1.5 billion.

Ford to build Mach-E for China on site at Changan

Ford to build Mach-E for China on site at Changan

Ford plans to launch its Mustang Mach-E in China later this year and produce it there as well. Local production of the electric SUV will be handled by the Changan joint venture. Ford is not yet giving any details on the planned production volume for the Mustang Mach-E in China.

Nissan: In future 100% E-cars in core markets / New China strategy

Nissan: In future 100% E-cars in core markets / New China strategy

Nissan has announced plans to electrify every new model in Japan, China, the U.S. and Europe starting in the early 2030s, and the automaker also plans to accelerate the introduction of electric and hybrid cars in China under its main brand and its Chinese brand Venucia.

Faraday Future reportedly plans plant in China

Faraday Future reportedly plans plant in China

California-based electric car startup Faraday Future is planning to build a plant in China with an initial annual production capacity of more than 100,000 vehicles, according to insiders, and is also negotiating with Geely for contract manufacturing.

Evergrande issues $3.35 billion worth of shares

Evergrande issues $3.35 billion worth of shares

Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the e-car offshoot of China's Evergrande Group, has raised the equivalent of around $3.35 billion in additional capital by selling more shares to six China-based investors.

Audi and FAW: Helmut Stettner leads China joint venture

Audi and FAW: Helmut Stettner leads China joint venture

Audi and FAW have announced the management team for their joint venture, which will produce electric cars based on the PPE platform in Changchun in northeastern China from 2024. CEO of the new cooperation company from May 1, 2021 will be Helmut Stettner, who has been plant manager at Audi's Neckarsulm site for five years.

Daimler joint venture Denza on the brink of extinction?

Daimler joint venture Denza on the brink of extinction?

The electric car joint venture between Daimler and BYD in China is apparently facing an uncertain future. In view of persistently low unit numbers, there is talk of a "disaster" in Daimler group circles, according to a media report. It also seems possible that the project will come to an end.

BMW apparently moves the start of production of the i4 forward

BMW apparently moves the start of production of the i4 forward

BMW is moving up the start of production of the all-electric i4 from the end of the year to August or September, according to a media report, which means the first cars could be delivered in Germany by the end of the year. Meanwhile, in China, BMW has slashed the price of its iX3 electric SUV.

VW ID.4 with 52 kWh battery costs under 30,000 euros after subsidy

VW ID.4 with 52 kWh battery costs under 30,000 euros after subsidy

After the pre-sale of the special edition VW ID.4 1ST, VW is now starting the pre-sale of other models of the ID.4 until mid-February - among others with the smaller battery. Deliveries to customers are scheduled to start in Europe and China in March, in the USA from the middle of the year.

FAW may be considering acquisition of BMW partner Brilliance

FAW may be considering acquisition of BMW partner Brilliance

According to insiders, the state-owned Chinese carmaker FAW is considering a takeover of BMW's local partner Brilliance. The background to the considerations is the precarious financial situation of Brilliance's largest shareholder, the Huachen Automotive Group, which is apparently on the verge of bankruptcy.

Ford not planning China JV with Zotye after all

Ford not planning China JV with Zotye after all

Ford is ending plans for electric car joint ventures with Chinese automaker Zotye, saying Chinese industrial and government policies on electric vehicles have fundamentally changed since the deals were signed in 2017 and 2018, leading to Ford's decision.

Tesla starts up Supercharger plant in China

Tesla starts up Supercharger plant in China

Tesla has officially launched its charging infrastructure production facility in Shanghai, where the Supercharger V3 for China will be built. In addition, media reports are circulating that Tesla could buy into BYD - but the latter denies this.

BMW i1 reportedly cancelled, more e-limos planned than e-SUVs

BMW i1 reportedly cancelled, more e-limos planned than e-SUVs

BMW has adjusted its product plans for the upcoming electric cars, according to a media report. According to the report, some e-sedans are planned, but only one more e-derivative of the well-known SUV models.

Tesla must report to China

Tesla must report to China

Following customer complaints - including battery fires, unexpected acceleration of vehicles and software update bugs - China's market regulator has scheduled a meeting with Tesla representatives.

BYD sells over 14,000 BEVs in January

BYD sells over 14,000 BEVs in January

BYD significantly increased sales of its electric vehicles in China in January, and the Chinese manufacturer is also preparing to enter the Australian and New Zealand markets - with electric cars.

Geely apparently planning its own electric car subsidiary

Geely apparently planning its own electric car subsidiary

Chinese carmaker Geely is apparently looking to spin off product planning, marketing and sales of electric vehicles into an independent company, with yet-to-be-established subsidiary Lingling Technologies primarily focused on development, marketing and sales.

Xiaomi denies reports of e-car plans

Xiaomi denies reports of e-car plans

Chinese tech company Xiaomi has denied media reports that it is planning its own electric car, but instead there are now rumors of corresponding plans by Huawei.

VW: 70 percent pure e-cars by 2030 in Europe

VW: 70 percent pure e-cars by 2030 in Europe

The Volkswagen brand has presented its new strategy " ACCELERATE" and wants to accelerate its electric plans in this context. VW also mentions concrete model plans - only with the E-small car the Wolfsburgers do not go into detail yet.

Xpeng increases sales and reduces loss

Xpeng increases sales and reduces loss

Chinese e-car maker Xpeng has released its 2020 financials, with key financials improving and sales also more than doubling - but only to 27,041 electric cars.

NEV sales in China fall - but only on a monthly basis

NEV sales in China fall - but only on a monthly basis

Some 97,000 electric cars and plug-in hybrids were sold in China in February, up 675 percent from the same month last year but down 37.9 percent from January 2021, according to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), but some manufacturers were also up in February.

Volvo: 44 percent Recharge share in Europe

Volvo: 44 percent Recharge share in Europe

26.6 percent of all Volvo cars sold worldwide in February were Recharge models, i.e. BEV or PHEV. In Europe, the Recharge share was as high as 44 percent. Recharge is also the name of the all-season tires with which Volvo will equip its pure e-cars in Northern and Central Europe as standard in the future.

Faraday Future appoints new China boss

Faraday Future appoints new China boss

California-based electric car startup Faraday Future has appointed Xuefeng ("Chris") Chen as CEO for its China business, with the FF 91 electric SUV scheduled to launch in the first half of 2022, according to a new announcement.

Evergrande builds up stationary distribution network in China

Evergrande builds up stationary distribution network in China

Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the e-car offshoot of China's Evergrande Group, plans to build 1,600 dealerships across China, and the company is known to be aiming to produce up to one million electric cars per annum from a standing start by 2025.

China: VW ID.4 X from SAIC-VW celebrates market premiere

China: VW ID.4 X from SAIC-VW celebrates market premiere

The VW ID.4 X has made its official market debut in China. The electric car, produced by VW with its partner SAIC, is now available in China in six variants at prices ranging from 199,900 to 272,900 yuan (the equivalent of around 25,900 to 35,300 euros) after subsidies.

More hints that the VW ID.3 will soon make its China debut

More hints that the VW ID.3 will soon make its China debut

Volkswagen partner SAIC is also reportedly looking to produce and sell the VW ID.3 in China. According to a Chinese media report, the model is set to hit the Chinese market later this year. In addition, there are now more details on the VW ID.6, which is set to launch in China in April.

Toyota and SinoHytec: Production of FC systems for commercial vehicles in China

Toyota and SinoHytec: Production of FC systems for commercial vehicles in China

Toyota is founding another joint venture for commercial vehicles with fuel cells in China. The new joint venture, in which Toyota and fuel cell specialist SinoHytec each hold a 50 percent stake, is to focus on the production and sale of FC systems.

VW apparently buys CO2 certificates from Tesla

VW apparently buys CO2 certificates from Tesla

According to a media report, Volkswagen has bought CO2 certificates from Tesla in China. This probably involves the joint venture with FAW - there is said to already be an agreement with Tesla.

Tesla delivers 184,800 cars in Q1

Tesla delivers 184,800 cars in Q1

Tesla set a new delivery record in Q1 2021, handing over 184,800 e-cars to customers from January to March, including 182,780 Model 3 and Model Y units and 2,020 Model S and Model X units.

Great Wall announces H2 SUV and H2 heavy-duty truck

Great Wall announces H2 SUV and H2 heavy-duty truck

Great Wall Motor, unveiling its H2 strategy, has announced plans to launch its first hydrogen-powered SUV model before the end of 2021, as well as 100 FC heavy-duty trucks on the roads. GWM also plans to contribute a hydrogen-powered passenger car fleet to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Q1: Strong growth in e-car sales in China

Q1: Strong growth in e-car sales in China

China's first e-car manufacturers have released their sales figures for March and for the completed first quarter of the year, with BYD, Nio and Xpeng's statistics showing - unsurprisingly - a strong increase in sales compared to the start of 2020, which was overshadowed by the start of the pandemic.

Xpeng wants to build another plant in Wuhan

Xpeng wants to build another plant in Wuhan

Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has announced plans to build another plant, in Wuhan, with an annual capacity of 100,000 cars. No timetable has yet been given for construction or even production to begin.

China: BYD launches four electric vehicles with "Blade Battery

China: BYD launches four electric vehicles with "Blade Battery

BYD announces it will equip all future all-electric models with its "Blade Battery". The first new electric models to have the Blade batteries on board for the Chinese market are the Qin PLUS EV, Song PLUS EV, and the 2021 versions of the Tang EV and e2.

Huawei confirms electric car plans under its own brand

Huawei confirms electric car plans under its own brand

The rumor that Huawei plans to have electric cars built under its own brand has now been officially confirmed. As Huawei CEO Eric Xu told analysts, Huawei plans to invest $1 billion in researching technologies for automated electric cars.

New JV between Bosch and Qingling builds FC systems for China

New JV between Bosch and Qingling builds FC systems for China

Bosch has founded the joint venture Bosch Hydrogen Powertrain Systems with commercial vehicle manufacturer Qingling Motors in Chongqing, China. The new company will develop, assemble, and market fuel cell systems for the Chinese market.

China: Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E

China: Ford opens order books for Mustang Mach-E

Ford has launched pre-orders in China for its Mustang Mach-E. The electric model is now available in China at prices ranging from 265,000 to 379,900 yuan (currently the equivalent of about 33,900 to 48,500 euros).

Xpeng shows smaller sedan P5

Xpeng shows smaller sedan P5

Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has delivered a first look at its third production model after the G3 compact SUV and the P7 large sedan. The third Xpeng model is called the P5 and is effectively a little brother to the P7 - but in some ways it is superior to the P7.

Geely brand Zeekr presents debut current 001

Geely brand Zeekr presents debut current 001

Geely's recently launched premium electric brand Zeekr has unveiled its first model. The Zeekr 001 is based on Geely's SEA e-platform and is scheduled for delivery in China from October 2021 and in other countries from 2022.

Hyundai-Kia plans electric offensive in China

Hyundai-Kia plans electric offensive in China

Hyundai and Kia have unveiled their strategic plan for the Chinese market, according to which a total of 21 electrified models from both brands are planned by 2030, with the first two E-GMP electric vehicles, the Ioniq 5 and EV6, set to hit the Chinese market in 2022.

Shanghai: Audi gives preview of electric A6 for 2023

Shanghai: Audi gives preview of electric A6 for 2023

Audi unveiled the A6 e-tron concept at Auto China in Shanghai. Although it adopts the familiar model designation of the combustion engine, the A6 e-tron is based on the PPE, which is an all-electric platform. The chances of series production are very high - Audi is already giving a concrete year.

VW ID.6: Large electric SUV for China

VW ID.6: Large electric SUV for China

VW has now presented the ID.6 for the Chinese market at Auto Shanghai, the third model in the ID. family. The all-electric family SUV based on MEB with space for up to seven passengers is available - like the ID.4 - in two versions.

Honda shows near-production E-SUV for China

Honda shows near-production E-SUV for China

Honda is planning ten all-electric models for the Chinese market within the next five years, the Japanese manufacturer has now announced. A preview of the first BEV model, which is scheduled to go on sale in China in spring 2022, is now being shown by Honda with the "Honda SUV e:prototype".

Geely shows new BEV and PHEV for China

Geely shows new BEV and PHEV for China

Geely Auto has unveiled a new SUV model based on the CMA platform at the Shanghai Auto Show, with the Xingyue L also set to get an electrified variant later on, as well as a new BEV version of the Geometry A and a plug-in hybrid from Lynk & Co.

ICCT study: Price parity possible in China from 2025 onwards

ICCT study: Price parity possible in China from 2025 onwards

In a new study, the ICCT has forecast the development of costs for electric cars in China up to the year 2035. Depending on the segment, cost parity with internal combustion cars will be achieved between 2025 and 2030 - without subsidies.

Sales launch for Seres SF5 with Huawei technology

Sales launch for Seres SF5 with Huawei technology

The first electrified model with Huawei technology is now on sale in China, but the Seres SF5 is not entirely new - but the drive technology, the name and the sales model are.

Honda plans sharper e-course worldwide

Honda plans sharper e-course worldwide

Honda's new global CEO Toshihiro Mibe announced a tougher electric course for the automaker during a press conference, but Mibe was referring primarily to North America and China in his statements and targets.

Juice Technology establishes subsidiary in China

Juice Technology establishes subsidiary in China

Swiss charging infrastructure provider Juice Technology has founded a subsidiary in Hangzhou, China, from where Zhejiang Juice Technology Co, Ltd. is to drive its business in Asia.

Nio starts construction of industrial park in Hefei

Nio starts construction of industrial park in Hefei

Chinese electric car maker Nio has launched construction of a massive industrial park called Neo Park in Hefei, which will be home to an industrial cluster for smart electric vehicles that will not only build Nios but also house hundreds of other companies.

Aiway's U6 to come to Europe before the end of 2021

Aiway's U6 to come to Europe before the end of 2021

Chinese e-car maker Aiways has released the first images of the production version of its second electric model after the U5. The Aiways U6 crossover coupe is set to launch in China and Europe later this year.

Subaru's first E-SUV will be called Solterra

Subaru's first E-SUV will be called Solterra

Subaru's first electric model will be called Solterra and will be launched next year. The Solterra is an all-electric SUV in the C-segment built on the platform developed jointly with Toyota.

Tesla probably stops expansion plans for Giga Shanghai

Tesla probably stops expansion plans for Giga Shanghai

Tesla has apparently put plans to buy additional land on hold to expand its Shanghai plant and make it a global export hub, due to the political situation between China and the US, according to a media report.

China: April sales of BYD, Nio and Xpeng increase

China: April sales of BYD, Nio and Xpeng increase

Electric car sales from Chinese manufacturers BYD, Nio and Xpeng all saw significant gains in April, with the two startups in particular seeing a significant increase in sales. Somewhat confusing figures for April, on the other hand, come from Tesla.

Second LFP cell supplier for Tesla?

Second LFP cell supplier for Tesla?

The Chinese battery manufacturer EVE Energy could become Tesla's second supplier of LFP cells after CATL. According to a media report, corresponding talks between Tesla and EVE Energy are already well advanced.

Nio extends JAC cooperation

Nio extends JAC cooperation

Chinese electric car maker Nio has extended its manufacturing cooperation with state-owned Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC) until May 2024, under which JAC will continue to produce Nio's ES8, ES6, EC6, ET7 electric models and possibly other future Nio models at its Hefei factory.

BMW plans charging app for China

BMW plans charging app for China

BMW plans to bundle around 360,000 charging stations from various partners in China via a mobile app by the end of the year, making charging easier for customers. The automaker also wants to make its supply chain in China more climate-friendly.

China figures: Tesla shows recovery from April low

China figures: Tesla shows recovery from April low

Tesla saw a significant increase in deliveries of its China-produced electric cars in May, following a surprise decline in April. Tesla delivered a total of 33,463 Model 3s and Model Ys from its Gigafactory in Shanghai in May, according to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

Ford's Lincoln brand sets electric mobility goals

Ford's Lincoln brand sets electric mobility goals

Following Ford's recent announcement of an increase in its investment in electric mobility to over $30 billion by 2025, Ford's Lincoln brand is now providing details on its electric strategy, with Lincoln aiming to electrify its entire model lineup by the end of the decade.

Slow sales start for the VW ID.4 in China

Slow sales start for the VW ID.4 in China

Sales of the VW ID.4 in China have so far apparently fallen far short of what the German automaker had hoped for, according to a media report, with only 1,213 of the two ID.4 e-models sold together in May.

Facelift of the Audi e-tron to include technology updates

Facelift of the Audi e-tron to include technology updates

Audi's e-tron and e-tron Sportback electric models are set to receive a facelift in the second half of 2022, including some technical upgrades, including a new generation of batteries that will increase the range in both models to more than 600 kilometers, according to a media report.

Aiways to build 100 smart fast charging sites in China

Aiways to build 100 smart fast charging sites in China

Chinese electric car maker Aiways has entered into a joint venture agreement with CATL-backed KBVIP to build a network of more than 100 "AI smart supercharge" fast charging sites across China.

Volvo and Geely establish joint venture for powertrains

Volvo and Geely establish joint venture for powertrains

Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely have formed a joint venture called Aurobay. The new company will develop combustion engines, transmissions and hybrid powertrains, allowing the Swedes to focus on developing premium electric cars themselves.

Tesla may build Model Y SR in China

Tesla may build Model Y SR in China

Tesla has received approval from the government of China to produce and sell the Model Y Standard Range in the country, and the documents reveal some interesting details about the E-SUV's battery.

Xpeng P5 cheaper than Tesla Model 3 in China

Xpeng P5 cheaper than Tesla Model 3 in China

Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has priced its third production model, the P5, to be launched in China in the third quarter of 2021 and delivered in the fourth quarter of 2021. The e-sedan will start at prices starting at 180,000 yuan after subsidies (the equivalent of around €23,500).

Ford offers new variant of the Mustang Mach-E in China

Ford offers new variant of the Mustang Mach-E in China

Ford has added a new variant to its Mustang Mach-E lineup in China that qualifies for the government subsidy there. The new Mustang Mach-E in Edition SE with rear-wheel drive and a large battery is available from 282,000 yuan (the equivalent of about 36,900 euros) after subsidy.

FAW-VW's ID.6 Crozz now also on sale in China

FAW-VW's ID.6 Crozz now also on sale in China

VW began deliveries of the ID.6 Crozz in China on July 18. Produced by the FAW Volkswagen joint venture, the variant of the all-electric SUV model will be offered in five versions with prices starting at 239,800 yuan, the equivalent of about 31,500 euros.

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler to introduce only electric platforms from 2025 onwards

Daimler has unveiled its updated plans for the upcoming shift to electric mobility at an investor day, with the goal of Mercedes-Benz preparing to go fully electric before the end of the decade with new platforms and battery factories - with one caveat.

Geely and Renault enter into Asia cooperation for hybrids

Geely and Renault enter into Asia cooperation for hybrids

The two car companies Geely and Renault plan to cooperate on the introduction of hybrid vehicles in China and South Korea, and a memorandum of understanding has now been signed.

BMW revises the iX3

BMW revises the iX3

Shortly after the market launch of the iX3, BMW announced a facelift for the electric SUV. However, the model update only affects the appearance and the interior, there are no changes to the drive. The revised model will be on the market in Europe in the fall.

NEV sales in China rise to 271,000 vehicles

NEV sales in China rise to 271,000 vehicles

A total of 271,000 new energy vehicles were sold in China in July, up 164.4 percent from July 2020. BYD led the way among manufacturers, but the best-selling model for the eleventh consecutive month was the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV.

Tesla to build five more Model Y variants in Shanghai

Tesla to build five more Model Y variants in Shanghai

Tesla has applied to the Chinese government to produce five more versions of the Model Y at the Shanghai Gigafactory, possibly involving larger batteries for the standard-range variants.

Nio plans new brand for cheaper e-cars

Nio plans new brand for cheaper e-cars

Chinese manufacturer Nio is planning a new brand for more affordable electric cars. While Nio wants to be active in the premium segment like Audi or Lexus, the new brand will compete more against Volkswagen and Toyota.

Aiways may be flirting with US IPO

Aiways may be flirting with US IPO

Chinese electric car maker Aiways is considering an initial public offering in the U.S. later this year that could raise $300 million for the company, but many details are not yet known.

BYD starts presales of the Dolphin

BYD starts presales of the Dolphin

BYD has started pre-sales in China of its Dolphin compact electric vehicle, which is based on the new e-platform 3.0 with Blade batteries, so the technical specifications and prices are now known.

Xpeng to double capacity of Zhaoqing plant

Xpeng to double capacity of Zhaoqing plant

Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has announced plans to expand its existing plant in Zhaoqing, doubling annual production capacity there to 200,000 vehicles.

GAC Honda to build new plant with annual capacity of 120,000 units

GAC Honda to build new plant with annual capacity of 120,000 units

Chinese joint venture GAC Honda plans to increase its production capacity for electric cars and plug-in hybrids by 120,000 vehicles a year with the construction of a new plant, scheduled to begin in October this year and be completed in 2024.

GAC Aion V loads in eight minutes

GAC Aion V loads in eight minutes

Chinese automaker GAC plans to launch the graphene-battery-powered Aion V in September, and in a demonstration, the car reportedly managed to charge from zero to 80 percent in eight minutes.

Evergrande is reportedly looking into selling its electric car subsidiary

Evergrande is reportedly looking into selling its electric car subsidiary

Chinese real estate group Evergrande may be on the verge of withdrawing from the automotive business. According to a media report, the debt-ridden group is looking into selling the division to other Chinese carmakers. This could also have an impact on the production of Sono Motors' Sion.

Xpeng increases shipments - loss rises with it

Xpeng increases shipments - loss rises with it

Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2021, with deliveries climbing to 17,398 vehicles from April to June, a 439 percent year-on-year increase. Xpeng also announced plans to release at least two new models every year starting in 2023.

VW confirms market launch of the ID.3 in China

VW confirms market launch of the ID.3 in China

Volkswagen will produce and sell its ID.3 electric model in China in the future. The China ID.3 will be produced by SAIC-VW together with the ID.4 X and ID.6 X in Anting and will be launched in the fourth quarter of this year.

Zeekr receives $500 million from outside investors

Zeekr receives $500 million from outside investors

Geely's premium electric car brand Zeekr has raised a total of 500 million US dollars from external investors - the equivalent of around 424 million euros. Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL is one of the five strategic investors.

Lotus plans four electric models by 2026

Lotus plans four electric models by 2026

Geely brand Lotus has released its electric strategy, with plans for four new electric models between 2022 and 2026 that will be produced at a new plant in China set to open later this year, starting with an e-SUV.

Xiaomi pushes ahead with entry into e-car business

Xiaomi pushes ahead with entry into e-car business

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has completed the trade registration of its new automotive subsidiary, providing the company with RMB 10 billion in share capital, manifesting the group's entry into the e-car business announced in the spring.

Rising sales curve for BEVs and PHEVs built in China

Rising sales curve for BEVs and PHEVs built in China

China's e-car makers saw rising sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in August, with BYD surpassing the 60,000 new electric vehicle (NEV) sales mark for the first time. By comparison, Tesla sold 44,264 of its China-made vehicles last month.

Joint venture between Renault and Brilliance on the brink of extinction?

Joint venture between Renault and Brilliance on the brink of extinction?

Renault and Brilliance's Chinese joint venture for primarily electric vans, formed in late 2017, may be on the verge of ending, with both partners currently in advanced talks to terminate the joint venture, according to an agency report.

Hyzon and HongYun: MoU for delivery of 500 FC trucks

Hyzon and HongYun: MoU for delivery of 500 FC trucks

US manufacturer Hyzon Motors has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with logistics and leasing group Shanghai Hydrogen HongYun Automotive for the purchase of 500 fuel cell trucks, with an initial order of 100 expected to be placed this year.

Vitesco prepares to start production of 800-volt electric motor technology

Vitesco prepares to start production of 800-volt electric motor technology

Having unveiled an 800 V inverter just six months ago, Vitesco Technologies is now preparing to launch production of 800 volt electric motor technology in China, which is scheduled to start in 2023.

VW apparently wants to strengthen influence on joint venture with JAC

VW apparently wants to strengthen influence on joint venture with JAC

The VW Group apparently wants to increase its influence on one of the joint ventures in the expansion of e-mobility in China and could thus risk conflicts with other partners.

Xpeng launches P5 in China

Xpeng launches P5 in China

Xpeng has now officially launched its third production model P5 in the Chinese market and released in detail the technical specifications and prices. Meanwhile, there are rumors that the P5 could also be launched in Europe.

Xiaomi is said to be planning its debut electric car for 2024

Xiaomi is said to be planning its debut electric car for 2024

With Xiaomi recently completing the trade registration of its new car subsidiary and providing the company with 10 billion yuan in share capital, more details are now emerging about the Chinese smartphone maker's e-car plans.

Wuling with new top version of the Hongguang Mini EV

Wuling with new top version of the Hongguang Mini EV

A new version of the Hongguang Mini EV, which has been very successful in China, is planned with a significantly longer range, a longer wheelbase and more power. The electric car will be marketed by a joint venture between SAIC and General Motors under the Wuling brand.

Geometry: Fighting price for five-seater China Stromer EX3

Geometry: Fighting price for five-seater China Stromer EX3

Geely's electric car brand Geometry is unveiling its most affordable model yet, the EX3. The five-seat compact electric car is expected to cost 59,700 yuan, around 7,900 euros, according to its "estimated pre-sale price." The EX3 is already available for pre-order in China, and will be launched in other markets later as well.

Struggling Evergrande car division sticks to BEV plans

Struggling Evergrande car division sticks to BEV plans

The electric vehicle division of the debt-ridden Evergrande Group, Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, is sticking to its plans to produce electric cars - despite the liquidity crisis at the parent company. The Hengchi 5 is expected to be ready for sale in early 2022, and the company is getting help from the local government.

NEV sales in China continue to rise

NEV sales in China continue to rise

Around 357,000 new energy vehicles were sold in China in September. Battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles together accounted for a market share of 17.3 percent. BYD continues to be the strongest brand.

Honda's e-offensive in China becomes more concrete

Honda's e-offensive in China becomes more concrete

Japanese automaker Honda has unveiled its first electric SUV for the Chinese market, and also showed off three futuristically designed concept cars, all of which are expected to result in production vehicles - which could also be exported - within the next five years.

Ford starts China production of the Mustang Mach-E

Ford starts China production of the Mustang Mach-E

Ford has begun production of the all-electric Mustang Mach-E in China while opening the order books there. The Mustang Mach-E, manufactured at Changan Ford's Chongqing plant, is expected to be delivered to customers later this year.

Volvo Cars acquires Chinese Luqiao plant from Geely

Volvo Cars acquires Chinese Luqiao plant from Geely

Geely has given its Volvo Cars subsidiary control of the car plant in Luqiao, China, which produces the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge electric models, among others, and as part of the move, the Luqiao manufacturing plant will be renamed Taizhou.

China: Zeekr heralds production and delivery of the 001

China: Zeekr heralds production and delivery of the 001

Geely's premium electric brand Zeekr has begun production of its debut model, unveiled in April, in the eastern Chinese region of Ningbo, with the first deliveries of the Zeekr 001 already announced for October 23.

SAIC-VW heralds sale of the ID.3 in China

SAIC-VW heralds sale of the ID.3 in China

Volkswagen has launched sales of the ID.3 in China, offering three variants at prices starting at 159,888 yuan, the equivalent of around 21,500 euros. As reported, the compact electric car is produced locally by SAIC Volkswagen in Anting.

WM Motor provides preview of M7 electric sedan

WM Motor provides preview of M7 electric sedan

Chinese electric car startup WM Motor has unveiled its first sedan, called the M7, which is expected to offer an NEDC range of over 700 kilometers and go into mass production in 2022. Among other things, the model is expected to stand out with autonomous driving technology and a correspondingly high computing power.

Capital raising: BYD issues new shares

Capital raising: BYD issues new shares

BYD plans to raise the equivalent of about 1.53 billion euros in fresh capital by issuing 50 million new shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, the group is expanding sales of its Han electric sedan to a number of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Byton facing its final demise?

Byton facing its final demise?

The lights are finally starting to go out on Chinese e-car startup Byton, according to a new report in Chinese business magazine Caixin, and a local court has already initiated insolvency hearings.

NEV sales in China continue to grow

NEV sales in China continue to grow

In October, 368,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China, up both year-over-year and month-over-month, but the best-selling NEV in October did not come from BYD or Tesla.

Evergrande: Registration of the first E-model completed

Evergrande: Registration of the first E-model completed

The first electric model from Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the e-car division of Chinese real estate conglomerate Evergrande, is now officially listed in the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) catalog, completing the registration process for the Hengchi 5 LX.

China: Apollo works on e-premium sedan and SUV

China: Apollo works on e-premium sedan and SUV

Hong Kong-based Apollo Future Mobility Group (AFMG) has given the first glimpses of its future automotive projects, which will see an executive sedan called EVision S and an e-SUV called EVision X built on an all-new electric architecture.

Homtruck: Geely subsidiary Farizon Auto presents electric truck

Homtruck: Geely subsidiary Farizon Auto presents electric truck

Geely subsidiary Farizon Auto has unveiled an e-truck called Homtruck, with production start and first deliveries scheduled for early 2024. The Homtruck will be available in both an all-electric version with a battery swap option and a hybrid version with a methanol fuel cell.

Evergrande's car division raises fresh capital

Evergrande's car division raises fresh capital

Evergrande New Energy Vehicle plans to raise fresh capital by issuing more shares to six investors, specifically placing about 174.8 million shares at HK$2.86 each for expected gross proceeds of about HK$500 million (55.5 million euros).

Aion LX Plus to achieve 1,000 km NEDC range

Aion LX Plus to achieve 1,000 km NEDC range

Chinese manufacturer GAC Aion is pushing the maximum range for its LX e-SUV to over 1,000 kilometers - albeit according to the outdated NEDC, as is still customary in China. The improved vehicle is expected to debut in GAC Aion's home market in the coming months.

Nio remains in loss zone

Nio remains in loss zone

Chinese electric car maker Nio has reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2021, and while the fledgling manufacturer saw a significant increase in quarterly revenue, its bottom line remains in the red.

Avatr: New e-car brand with CATL and Changan as shareholders

Avatr: New e-car brand with CATL and Changan as shareholders

A new electric car brand from China, Avatr, has been announced. It was born out of Changan's cooperation with Nio - and battery manufacturer CATL is now also on board. The first model of the new brand is called Avatr 11 and is a coupe-like SUV.

SAIC-GM-Wuling launches another e-small car

SAIC-GM-Wuling launches another e-small car

The Chinese joint venture of SAIC and General Motors has launched another electric subcompact car under the Wuling brand. The new Nano EV complements the Hongguang Mini EV, which is already very successful in China.

Audi shows Q5 e-tron - only for China

Audi shows Q5 e-tron - only for China

Audi has unveiled the production version of the all-electric Q5 e-tron for the Chinese market at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The electric SUV is based on the MEB and is built by the SAIC Volkswagen joint venture.

Cadillac initiates pre-sales of its Lyriq E-SUV in China

Cadillac initiates pre-sales of its Lyriq E-SUV in China

Cadillac has begun pre-sales of its first electric model in China. The Lyriq SUV will initially go on sale there with rear-wheel drive in the Long Range variant. The model will be produced in China by the GM-SAIC joint venture. There is also news about the market launch of the Cadillac Lyriq in the US.

Nio and Shell cooperate on charging and battery exchange systems

Nio and Shell cooperate on charging and battery exchange systems

Chinese electric car maker Nio and petroleum company Shell have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate on charging and battery swap facilities in China and Europe.

Mercedes reportedly planning another EQE derivative for China

Mercedes reportedly planning another EQE derivative for China

According to a media report, Mercedes-Benz is considering offering the EQE in China, due in 2022, not only as a sedan and SUV, but also launching a hybrid of these two body styles there. The EQE SUS (Sports Utility Sedan) could go on sale in 2024.

Tesla increases capacity in Giga Shanghai

Tesla increases capacity in Giga Shanghai

Tesla is upgrading production lines at its Shanghai factory for increased capacity starting in December, with rebuilding work in the areas of continuing production of the Model 3 and Model Y expected to last until April 2022. In addition, the first Model Y Performance cars have been delivered in China.

E-car plans: Xiaomi aims to build factory in Beijing

E-car plans: Xiaomi aims to build factory in Beijing

Xiaomi is planning an electric car plant in Beijing, to be built in two stages with capacity for first 150,000 and then 300,000 e-cars per year. The first Xiaomi electric car is still planned for 2024.

Nissan plans 15 battery electric cars by 2030

Nissan plans 15 battery electric cars by 2030

Nissan is accelerating its electrification plans with an investment of two trillion yen over the next five years as part of its Ambition 2030 strategic plan, which has now been unveiled.The Japanese automaker plans to introduce 23 new electrified models by 2030, including 15 pure electric models.

NEV sales in China increase significantly

NEV sales in China increase significantly

Sales of New Energy Vehicles hit a new high for the year in November, with 429,000 NEVs sold in the previous month, significantly surpassing the previous record set in October (368,000 vehicles).

Toyota raises e-car sales targets - and unveils 15 concept cars

Toyota raises e-car sales targets - and unveils 15 concept cars

Toyota has fleshed out its electric plans, with the Japanese company also showing off a flurry of concept cars in its strategy update as a preview of future battery-electric models. Lexus is expected to play a key role in the BEV plans, with the premium brand set to offer only BEVs from 2035.

BMW plans further e-models in China

BMW plans further e-models in China

BMW is apparently planning a renewed expansion of its China commitment. According to a media report, this not only involves an increase in shares in the BMW-Brilliance joint venture, but also several electrified models - but unlike the iX3, these will not be built for the global market.

Nio ET5: Smaller e-sedan to arrive in September

Nio ET5: Smaller e-sedan to arrive in September

Chinese electric car maker Nio has unveiled its new mid-size sedan, which is expected to have a range of more than 1,000 kilometers in China's CLTC test with the largest battery option. Deliveries to Chinese customers are expected to begin in September 2022.

BYD may be working on electric convertible and PHEV station wagon

BYD may be working on electric convertible and PHEV station wagon

The Chinese manufacturer BYD is currently testing the prototype of a convertible with electric or plug-in hybrid drive in China. The prototype is likely to be an offshoot of the Han sedan. The prototype of a station wagon version of the Han was also photographed. However, the start of production for both models is open.

Daimler significantly reduces stake in Denza

Daimler significantly reduces stake in Denza

Daimler will significantly reduce its stake in Denza, the electric car joint venture in China operated together with BYD, from 50 percent to ten percent. Accordingly, BYD will hold 90 percent of the shares in Denza in the future.

Major recalls at Tesla

Major recalls at Tesla

Tesla is recalling a total of about 675,000 Model 3s and Model Ss in the U.S. and China. On the Model 3, opening and closing the trunk lid over time could cause the rearview camera to fail. On the Model S, a faulty assembly could cause the front trunk lid (frunk) to open and impair the driver's view.

Aiways appoints new CEO and probably changes strategy

Aiways appoints new CEO and probably changes strategy

Chinese electric car maker Aiways is reshuffling its management team in a bid to gain more market share in its home market.According to local media reports, Aiways has secured a new round of funding worth hundreds of millions of dollars, involving a major shake-up of its management team - and arguably a change in strategy.

GAC Aion to build second plant for 200,000 e-cars

GAC Aion to build second plant for 200,000 e-cars

GAC Aion, the e-car offshoot of China's GAC Group, is building a second plant with a capacity of 200,000 vehicles per year. The new plant, whose construction is expected to be completed by December 2022, according to Chinese media, would double GAC Aion's production capacity.

BMW brings further iX variants to China

BMW brings further iX variants to China

BMW is now offering its iX electric SUV in three variants in China. In addition to the iX xDrive 50, the iX M60 and iX xDrive 40 are now also going on sale there, making the full range of the large E-SUV available in the important Chinese market.

Zeekr plans EU market entry for early 2023

Zeekr plans EU market entry for early 2023

According to Chinese media, Zeekr, a premium electric brand belonging to the Geelys Group, plans to offer its first model, the Zeekr 001, in the EU from the beginning of 2023. By 2025, the brand plans to expand its range to seven models and export a total of 100,000 vehicles.

SAIC Hongyang starts up fuel cell truck plant in northern China

SAIC Hongyang starts up fuel cell truck plant in northern China

SAIC Hongyan, a heavy-duty truck subsidiary of SAIC Motor, has started up a fuel cell truck manufacturing plant in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, and produced its first vehicles. The plant is designed to have a production capacity of 3,000 trucks per year.

Dongfeng to build new plant for E-Offroader

Dongfeng to build new plant for E-Offroader

Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng Motor has begun construction of a new production facility for electric off-road vehicles in Wuhan, which is scheduled to begin production in 2023 with a planned capacity of 10,000 vehicles.

Geely and Lifan establish battery swap joint venture

Geely and Lifan establish battery swap joint venture

Chinese carmaker Geely has formed a joint venture with Lifan Technology, a vehicle manufacturer it controls, to build a battery swap ecosystem for electric cars, with the first compatible car set to launch in February.

Will the Giga Shanghai expand to over a million e-cars?

Will the Giga Shanghai expand to over a million e-cars?

The production capacity of the Tesla factory in Shanghai is expected to increase to over one million vehicles per year in the coming years. One expansion stage is already underway, and if the target is indeed seven figures, further expansion work is likely to follow.

Nissan probably largely stops combustion engine development - in favour of eMobility projects

Nissan probably largely stops combustion engine development - in favour of eMobility projects

Nissan is apparently suspending development of new internal combustion engines in almost all of its main markets, according to a Japanese media report, in a bid to free up resources for electric mobility.

Audi-FAW may build e-car plant in China

Audi-FAW may build e-car plant in China

Audi and FAW have received approval from Chinese authorities to build an electric car plant as part of their joint venture, with production of up to 150,000 electric cars per year set to start in late 2024.

GAC Aion completes expansion of first plant

GAC Aion completes expansion of first plant

GAC Aion, the e-car offshoot of China's GAC Group, has completed the expansion of its existing production facility to now have an annual capacity of 200,000 e-cars. When the second plant comes on line in December, production capacity will be 400,000 cars per year.

BYD launches 800-volt SUV on the market

BYD launches 800-volt SUV on the market

BYD has launched sales of the Yuan Plus in China, the first SUV model based on its e-platform 3.0 electric car platform. Although the Yuan Plus is initially only available in China, it is said to be the first BYD model designed for global markets.

BMW starts sales of the i4 in China

BMW starts sales of the i4 in China

BMW is now bringing the i4 to the Chinese market after the iX. The e-sedan will be offered in China in two variants as the i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 at prices starting at 449,900 yuan and 539,900 yuan, respectively.

Mercedes recalls EQC in China

Mercedes recalls EQC in China

In China, Beijing Benz, the joint venture between BAIC Motor and Mercedes-Benz, has announced a recall for the EQC electric model after dozens of owners complained of engine problems. Specifically, effective August 15, 2022, about 10,000 EQCs produced between November 30, 2018 and December 15, 2021 will be recalled in China because the cooling system [...]

Geely plans initial public offering of Lotus Technology

Geely plans initial public offering of Lotus Technology

Geely brand Lotus is looking to float its technology division Lotus Technology on the stock market in the next 12 to 24 months to raise capital for its electric offensive. Whether the IPO will be completed in Asia, London or New York has not yet been decided - nor has the nature of the IPO.

SAIC-GM-Wuling aims to double NEV sales

SAIC-GM-Wuling aims to double NEV sales

SAIC-GM-Wuling is targeting annual sales of one million new energy vehicles (NEVs) as early as 2023, and the Chinese joint venture also plans to invest heavily in development and also its own battery plant in China.

China: NEV sales increase by 189 percent

China: NEV sales increase by 189 percent

In February, 317,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China, up 189 percent from the same month last year, with the ratio of plug-in hybrids and battery-electric cars within the NEV category remaining nearly constant.

Leap Motor plans eight new e-cars by 2025

Leap Motor plans eight new e-cars by 2025

Chinese e-car maker Leap Motor has filed for its Hong Kong IPO, aiming to launch eight new models by 2025, and it's estimated that listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange could bring the company at least $1 billion.

Nio delivers first ET7 in China

Nio delivers first ET7 in China

A few days after the start of series production, Nio has now officially launched deliveries for its ET7 electric sedan in China as planned. The first ET7 vehicles were handed over to customers at Nio's headquarters in Hefei.

BMW shows i3 eDrive35L for China

BMW shows i3 eDrive35L for China

BMW has officially unveiled the all-electric 3 Series, which will be launched exclusively in China in May 2022 - as the BMW i3. Specifically, the model is called the BMW i3 eDrive35L and will be manufactured at BMW Brilliance Automotive's plant in Lydia, a district of Shenyang.

German premium OEMs lag behind in e-car sales in China

German premium OEMs lag behind in e-car sales in China

German premium manufacturers BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are significantly behind Chinese brands in electric car sales in China.

China: Neta S comes with a range of over 700 kilometers

China: Neta S comes with a range of over 700 kilometers

Hozon Auto's Chinese electric car brand Neta has unveiled its next model, the Neta S, a sporty e-sedan that will be offered in a pure battery-electric version as well as a range extender variant.

BYD increases quarterly profit by 241 percent

BYD increases quarterly profit by 241 percent

BYD posted a net profit of 808 million yuan (116 million euros) in the first quarter of 2022, up 241 percent from the same quarter last year, while sales rose 63 percent to 66.8 billion yuan.

Xpeng receives billion-dollar loan for expansion plans

Xpeng receives billion-dollar loan for expansion plans

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng receives a credit line of up to 7.5 billion yuan from the Agricultural Bank of China for the further expansion of its business activities.

Avatr shows e-small car as Wuling competition

Avatr shows e-small car as Wuling competition

Changan and Changan's e-car brand Avatr, which debuted last year, has unveiled the Lumin Corn, an all-electric subcompact that aims to counter the Wuling Mini EV's dominance of the segment in China.

Tesla plans another shift in Shanghai starting mid-May

Tesla plans another shift in Shanghai starting mid-May

Tesla is aiming to increase production at its Shanghai plant to 2,600 cars per day starting May 16, according to a report, and will do so by expanding production to more shifts.

China: NEV sales up for the year

China: NEV sales up for the year

280,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China in April, up 50.1 percent from the same month last year but down 38.5 percent from March 2022, making April the weakest month of the year so far.

Leapmotor shows e-limousine C01 with special battery

Leapmotor shows e-limousine C01 with special battery

Chinese e-car maker Leapmotor has unveiled the C01 electric sedan, its recently announced first production model with cell-to-chassis technology. With the debut, not only the specs but also the first prices have been revealed.

BYD Seal goes on pre-sale in China

BYD Seal goes on pre-sale in China

BYD has begun pre-sales of its Seal e-sedan in China, revealing pricing and specs for the highly anticipated electric car, which is expected to rival the Tesla Model 3.

Audi starts pre-sales of the Q4 e-tron in China

Audi starts pre-sales of the Q4 e-tron in China

A few days after the market launch of the Audi Q5 e-tron built by SAIC Volkswagen, pre-sales of the Audi Q4 e-tron from FAW Audi are now also starting on the Chinese market.

China lowers purchase tax for internal combustion vehicles

China lowers purchase tax for internal combustion vehicles

In China, climate protection in the transport sector will only play a subordinate role until the end of the year. In order to support business in the automotive industry, the Chinese government is now halving the purchase tax for cars with internal combustion engines up to the middle class. Before the directive came into force, the tax rate for internal combustion cars in China was ten percent. New Energy Vehicles (e-cars [...]

General Motors: Buick to become an all-electric brand by 2030

General Motors: Buick to become an all-electric brand by 2030

General Motors brand Buick has announced its transition to an all-electric car manufacturer by the end of this decade. Buick's future e-cars will be marketed under the Electra label and will use GM's Ultium platform.

China: NEV sales pick up significantly

China: NEV sales pick up significantly

Sales of new energy vehicles in China increased by around 50 percent in May compared to April, reaching 421,000 units. After a weak April, the Chinese market was able to return to the growth trend with the second-best monthly result of the year.

Qiantu shows two-seater compact electric car for China

Qiantu shows two-seater compact electric car for China

Chinese car brand Qiantu Motor is back with an affordable compact electric car, the Qiantu K20, which has now gone on pre-sale in China at prices ranging from 86,800 to 149,800 yuan (the equivalent of around 12,200 to 21,100 euros).

Production of the Mercedes EQE started in China

Production of the Mercedes EQE started in China

Beijing Benz Automotive (BBAC) has started production of the all-electric EQE in China. The EQE is now rolling off the production line at the BBAC plant in the Shunyi district of the Chinese capital Beijing. The batteries for the EQE are also produced by BBAC.

Nio plans to build battery packs itself from 2024 onwards

Nio plans to build battery packs itself from 2024 onwards

Chinese electric car maker Nio plans to start producing its own developed battery packs in 2024. The 800-volt battery packs will be used in models of the new brand of more affordable electric cars announced last year. In the long term, the company also plans to produce its own cells.

Nio presents electric SUV ES7

Nio presents electric SUV ES7

Chinese electric car maker Nio has unveiled its new ES7 model. The e-SUV is now available for pre-order in China, with deliveries set to start from August 28.

VW presents China version of the ID. Aero still in June

VW presents China version of the ID. Aero still in June

The production version of the ID. Aero, VW's first all-electric sedan, is expected to launch first in China in the second half of 2023. The near-production study will be unveiled next Monday, June 27, with the corresponding production model for the North American and European markets scheduled for 2023.

Chinese district locks out Teslas

Chinese district locks out Teslas

Tesla cars will be banned from driving in China's Beidaihe district for at least two months starting in July, in light of a Communist Party leadership meeting planned for there. There is apparently concern, as in an early case, that the cameras built into the cars could be used for espionage purposes.

BMW opens another China plant in Shenyang

BMW opens another China plant in Shenyang

The BMW Group has expanded its production capacity in China to 830,000 vehicles per year with the official opening of the BMW Brilliance Automotive plant in Lydia, a district of Shenyang.

Tesla interrupts Shanghai production for conversions

Tesla interrupts Shanghai production for conversions

Tesla plans to halt most production at its Shanghai plant in the first two weeks of July to work on upgrading the site, according to an agency report. In addition, numerous Model Y Performance deliveries from Grünheide have likely been postponed - due to a technical issue.

VW ID. Aero: Sixth ID. model debuts in China

VW ID. Aero: Sixth ID. model debuts in China

Volkswagen has previewed the next member of the ID. family with the online world premiere of the ID. Aero. The study of an all-electric, four-door sedan is a preview of the production model developed specifically for the Chinese market, where it will be offered in two versions.

Evergrande auto heralds pre-sale of first e-car

Evergrande auto heralds pre-sale of first e-car

Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the e-car division of Chinese real estate group Evergrande, has begun pre-sales of its first model in China, and the price has now been set. The Hengchi 5 is available from 179,000 yuan, the equivalent of around 26,150 euros.

Human Horizons shows e-limousine HiPhi Z

Human Horizons shows e-limousine HiPhi Z

Chinese electric car maker Human Horizons has unveiled its second model, the HiPhi Z. The sporty e-sedan accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and is equipped with a 120 kWh battery with cell-to-pack technology.

NEV sales in China reach record high

NEV sales in China reach record high

Sales of new energy vehicles in China hit a new record of 571,000 in June, up 150,000 from May 2022 for these passenger cars (BEV, PHEV and FCEV cumulatively).

Polestar increases sales by 125 percent

Polestar increases sales by 125 percent

Electric car brand Polestar delivered around 21,200 vehicles in the first six months of 2022, nearly 125 percent more than the 9,510 vehicles delivered in the same period last year, as Polestar reiterates its reduced target of delivering 50,000 e-cars in the full year.

Lotus builds first Eletre in Wuhan

Lotus builds first Eletre in Wuhan

Geely brand Lotus has completed construction of its vehicle plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where it produced the first example of its all-electric Eletre SUV model. The Wuhan factory is designed to have an annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles.

Nio confirms 150 kWh battery still for 2022

Nio confirms 150 kWh battery still for 2022

The Chinese electric carmaker has confirmed its earlier timelines of delivering the first vehicles with the 150 kWh solid-state battery later this year, as well as flexible upgrades for existing Nio customers via the company's battery swap stations.

Aiways U6 comes with three battery versions in China

Aiways U6 comes with three battery versions in China

Aiways is now accepting reservations in China for its second model, the U6, which is also scheduled to launch in Europe during the third quarter of 2022, but it remains to be seen whether the three battery versions offered in China will all be available in Europe as well.