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Michael Dunne shares the latest Chinese EV news in the transport treehouse

The transport treehouse podcast is a good place to hear some of the world’s top EV experts talk about trends in the industry. Hosts Chelsea Sexton and Russell Frost are two of the most experienced EV journalists out there, and they have an ongoing stream of guests who have expertise in various aspects of the… Read more »

Three perspectives on China’s EV industry (spoiler alert: legacy brands are toast)

Jeremiads lamenting China’s takeover of the global auto industry are everywhere these days. Three recent accounts stand out from the pack. These articles cover three different aspects of the tragic tale, but all are authoritative, fact-filled pieces written by journalists with first-hand knowledge of what’s going on in the Middle Kingdom, and I recommend that… Read more »

Could Vietnamese startup VinFast be the next Hyundai?

Vietnamese automaker VinFast, which was founded in 2017, has global ambitions. The company recently raised $4 billion to support market launches in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the US. It has opened 6 stores in California, and is building a $2-billion manufacturing plant in North Carolina. The VinFast VF 8, an electric SUV, is scheduled… Read more »

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi rings into booming EV market

Everybody wants to get into the EV racket—Chinese hopefuls include search engine provider Baidu, e-commerce giant Alibaba and ride-hailing app DiDi Chuxing. Even vacuum cleaner vendor Dyson set out to suck up some coins from the electric carpet before conceding that it couldn’t see a way to commercial viability. The latest entrant to the crowded… Read more »

Automakers lobby China to water down EV mandates

Following its long tradition of fighting against electrification, the global auto industry is resisting China’s latest round of pro-EV mandates. Trade groups representing all the major US, European, Japanese and Korean automakers (except Tesla, of course) have sent a letter to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology asking for the country’s proposed EV sales… Read more »