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Volvo plots a course for the future of Polestar

16 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Polestar will soon start producing the 1, a low volume PHEV super-coupe that will be joined in 2020 by a BEV crossover and then an SUV. Can this company, co-owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding, gather as strong a following as Tesla and make money?

How Lynk & Co is defying Chinese market plunge

4 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

After first taking a look at the Geely and Geometry brands, this second feature in a series examining the divisions of ZGH turns the focus to Lynk & Co.

ANALYSIS - Hyundai and Kia face overcapacity in China

2 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

China has been a tough market for Hyundai and Kia in the last few years. The most recent data released by the Hyundai Motor Group, comprising the Hyundai and Kia brands, shows sales in the country fell by 22% to 343,383 in the first five months of 2019 from 438,364 units in the same period of last year.

Geely and Jihe Geometry future model plans

2 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Until recently, Geely had been having a long run of major success at home. Now, its sales are falling, May wholesales declining by 30% and the brand dropping to fifth place behind Nissan. Still, Geely is in no danger of losing fourth position, its 511,191 sales being well ahead of Nissan's 438,581 for the year to the end of May.

Anhui Jianghuai and JAC-Volkswagen future models

10 Jun 2019 | Glenn Brooks

A partnership with Volkswagen AG and a certain degree of expertise in EVs have become vital assets for JAC as it tries to recover from losses of Yuan 786.1m during fiscal 2018 and a plunge in home market vehicle sales.

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Toyota to develop BEVs for China with BYD

19 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

In another sign that Toyota is ramping up its battery electric vehicle (BEV) plans, the company has announced an agreement with BYD to jointly develop BEVs aimed at the Chinese market.

Continental opens new powertrain plant in Wuhu, China

19 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Continental has announced the official opening of its new Powertrain plant in Wuhu, China.

Chery Automobile selects Quanergy Systems as its lidar partner

19 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Lidar provider, Quanergy Systems says it is partnering with with Chery Automobile.

CATL to supply Toyota with EV batteries

17 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Lithium-ion battery cell producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and Toyota have announced a 'comprehensive partnership' for electrified vehicle drive batteries.

Renault and Jiangling establish China JV

17 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Renault and Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) are establishing a joint venture to promote the development of the EV industry in China, following a first agreement in December last year.

CATL H1 profit surges on booming NEV market

15 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), China's largest automotive lithium-ion battery maker, has forecast a 120-150% annual profit growth in the first half of 2019 amid a booming new energy vehicle (NEV) market.

China EV recharging network continues to expand

12 Jul 2019 | editorial team

China continues to roll out its electric vehicle recharging infrastructure as the central government looks to maintain strong growth for new energy vehicle sales.

AkzoNobel to add three China powder coating lines

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

AkzoNobel has unveiled plans to add three new production lines at its Changzhou powder coatings plant in China – the company’s largest facility of its kind in the world.

China total vehicle sales down again in June

11 Jul 2019 | editorial team

Total vehicle sales in China fell by 9.6% to 2.056m units in June 2019 from 2.274m a year earlier, according to wholesale data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Chinese BEV prototype to traverse the Silk Road

10 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

A Chinese battery electric vehicle maker which plans to launch its U5 SUV in Europe in 2020, said it was planning the world's longest EV prototype drive.

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