Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in China

Polestar opens new production center in China

Polestar, Volvo’s electric performance sub-brand, has opened a new production center in Chengdu, China, where it will produce the Polestar 1 electric performance hybrid. Polestar also received a World Manufacturer Identifier, certifying the brand as a standalone car company. The Chengdu facility will produce vehicles for China and global export markets. Deliveries are expected before… Read more »

China grants Tesla a sales tax exemption for its vehicles

The Chinese government has added Tesla’s Model S, Model X and Model 3 to a list of EVs that qualify for exemptions to the country’s 10% vehicle sales tax. No reason was offered for the move, which took China-watchers by surprise. Imported vehicles are generally not eligible for the exemption. As fate would have it,… Read more »

Xpeng’s G3 EV reaches 10,000-unit milestone

Chinese EV maker Xpeng has now produced 10,000 of its G3 EVs, according to data released by the China Passenger Car Association. The cars are manufactured at the Xpeng Motors Intelligent Plant in Zhengzhou, China. The G3, an electric SUV, comes in three variants: Core, Smart, and Premium. According to Xpeng, roughly 80 percent of… Read more »

Hubject partners with four Chinese network operators, adding 35,000 chargers to its eRoaming network

Hubject, the Berlin-based company that has developed an interoperability platform for EV chargers, has signed agreements with Chinese charging network operators CarEnergyNet, YKCharge, EVCDX, and Kakuka, adding more than 35,000 chargers to its eRoaming network. Based in southern China’s Shenzhen, CarEnergyNet operates nearly 10,000 charging points. YKCharge, headquartered in central China, has deployed more than… Read more »

China dominates global electric bus market, but US builders still have a tech edge

As regular Charged readers know, dozens of cities in North America and Europe (and a couple in South America) are gradually adding electric buses to their fleets. But Western transit agencies are doing small-scale pilots. New York City’s MTA has 10 fully electric buses in service, and another 15 on order, out of a total… Read more »

GM delivering Buick Velite EV in China

Buick unveiled the brand’s first electric model, the Velite 6, at the recent Shanghai auto show. According to Buick, Velite 6 isn’t quite a hatchback or a crossover or a wagon, but something in between: a “multiactivity vehicle” (MAV). The all-electric Velite 6 is built on a new platform that GM designed together with its… Read more »

China slashes EV subsidies, electric automaker shares fall

China has announced substantial cuts to existing subsidies for EV purchases. The subsidy for pure EVs with ranges of 400 kilometers (250 miles) and above will be halved, to 25,000 yuan ($3,700) per vehicle, the Chinese Ministry of Finance said (via Bloomberg). The minimum range to qualify for any subsidy will also be raised from… Read more »

China curtails building of new ICE vehicle factories

In September 2017, a top Chinese official said that the country would set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel vehicles in the country. No details were announced, and we’ve heard little about the plan since. Now, China has implemented new rules that seem to make it almost impossible for automakers to invest… Read more »

GAC completes factory for EVs and self-driving cars

Chinese automaker GAC Motor has completed construction of a Guangzhou-based factory where it hopes to produce 200,000 EVs annually. It’s the first phase in the development of an industrial park for EVs and smart vehicles. GAC and parts maker Aisin have also begun construction of a joint automatic transmission facility in the industrial park. GAC… Read more »

Elon Musk breaks ground at Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory

Elon Musk joined the mayor of Shanghai and other local government officials for a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of Tesla’s new Chinese plant. Tesla plans to invest around $2 billion in the facility, which is expected to have a capacity of about 500,000 vehicles per year. The company hopes to finish initial construction this… Read more »