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China is on course to build the best cars in the world for the right price

Credit: China pays relatively low wages and has millions of skilled workers steeped in the nation’s strong manufacturing culture. Europeans and other western nations have dominated automotive excellence for over a century. Whether it is the satisfying thud of the door closing on a Volkswagen from Wolfsburg, or the beauty of a Ferrari from […]


How China and Japan are Competing Over Indonesia’s Car Industry

Credit: Chinese carmakers are making quick inroads into Japan’s long-standing dominance of the Indonesian auto market. After competing over high-speed rail, China and Japan are now increasingly competing with each other over Indonesia’s growing automotive market. Last week it was reported China’s Chery Automobile Co. Ltd. has announced that it is ready to re-enter […]


Tesla boosts China public relations, legal teams after setbacks, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

Credit: Tesla is looking to expand its public relations and legal teams in China after a run of bad publicity and tighter regulatory scrutiny. The electric-vehicle pioneer is seeking to fill external affairs positions, whose responsibilities include government relations, in several cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Nanjing, according to a post on its […]


China’s July NEV sales rise to 271,000 vehicles

Credit: In July, a total of 271,000 new energy vehicles were sold in China – an increase of 164.4 per cent compared to July 2020. BYD led the manufacturers, but the best-selling model for the eleventh month in a row was the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV. The joint venture between SAIC and General Motors […]


Chinese car makers gearing up to compete in Japanese market

Credit: On a recent day, two black cars were parked close to each other at a pay parking lot in a traditional district in Osaka, from which the iconic Tsutenkaku Tower can be seen between buildings. The vehicles boasted an unusual design that can rarely be found in Japan but turn heads on roads […]

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Tesla Keeps Raising Prices for U.S. But Not China

Credits: This year has already seen price increases across the board, thanks largely to the supply crisis created in the wake of our response to the pandemic. As it turns out, shutting down the global economy wasn’t ideal for maintaining business as usual and nobody in charge seems all that interested in returning things […]

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Pollution-eating car shown off at Goodwood Festival

Credits: A car that has been designed to strip the air of pollution as it drives along has been shown off at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Created by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, it is hoped the Airo will go into production in China in 2023, with plans to make a million of them. […]

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The automotive market is changing. Can China show us the future?

Credits: The automotive sector is at a crossroads owing to changing customer behaviour and demand; A new study suggests the move away from petrol and diesel-fuelled vehicles is growing stronger, but that there are significant difference between regional markets; Consumer attitudes in China, where autonomous vehicles and new mobility options are more positively received, […]

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China’s Envision to Build Renault $2.4 Billion Battery Plant

Credits: China’s Envision Group plans to spend as much as 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) on a battery plant in northern France to power an affordable range of Renault SA electric vehicles. The deal is part of the European carmaker’s EV strategy that will also see it acquire a stake of slightly more than 20% in a year-old […]

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Clear air, water: China’s electric car capital has lessons for the world

Credits: Almost 30% of the cars sold in Liuzhou last year were electric, more than five times China’s average One of the first things visitors to the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou notice is the quiet. Missing is the incessant noise of throbbing engines and clashing gears that provides the backdrop to daily life […]