Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in China

Nidec’s E-Axle integrated traction motor system to be used in new Chinese EV

Nidec, which was founded in 1973 as a Japanese manufacturer of small electric motors, and now employs some 100,000 people in 40 countries, has developed an integrated traction motor system called the E-Axle. Nidec’s E-Axle fully integrates the reduction gearbox and inverter. Designed to be compact and lightweight, it weighs only 83 kg, and offers… Read more »

Dongfeng Nissan begins production of Sylphy EV for Chinese market

The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, Nissan’s first EV made for the Chinese market, has begun rolling off the production line in Huadu, where joint venture partners Dongfeng and Nissan operate a major manufacturing facility. Nissan developed the new model based on the platform of the LEAF and the Sylphy, Nissan’s best-selling sedan in China. “Growth… Read more »

China developing battery tracking system to manage recycling

As China evolves into a world leader in battery and EV production, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced plans to develop a system to track the fabrication, sale and recycling of EV batteries. The new “traceability management platform” will cover the entire lifecycle of batteries from production to recycling, clarifying who… Read more »

China’s Shanghai Energy plans a massive increase in battery separator production

China is steadily positioning itself at the forefront of Li-on battery production. One sign of this is a massive ramp-up of the production of wet-process separators (separators are a critical component of Li-on batteries – they keep the anode and cathode from touching, while allowing ions to pass through). Shanghai Energy has announced that it… Read more »

Shanghai government says Tesla talks on track, whatever Musk may say

Elon Musk recently indulged in a tweetstorm about trade rules in China, which he says are hindering Tesla’s ability to compete in the market. “The current rules make things very difficult. It’s like competing in an Olympic race wearing lead shoes,” Musk wrote. However, he also said that “China has already shown a willingness to… Read more »

Ruining it for everyone department: China cuts EV subsidies in response to fraud

Human nature would seem to be the same, East or West, and China’s rush to dole out generous EV subsidies has inspired a wave of fraud and abuse, some of it highly creative. A whimsical plan for a traffic-straddling electric tram fell apart amid a scandal that resulted in 32 arrests. In another case, companies… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains delivers electric bus powertrains to Golden Dragon in China

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has fulfilled its largest order of all-electric buses for Golden Dragon in China. The EDI PowerDrive 6000EV system was integrated into a fleet of 18 Golden Dragon 10.5-meter buses, which will run on urban and rural routes around the city of Nantong, China. The EDI PowerDrive 6000 received Chinese government certification… Read more »

China to set deadline for fossil fuel phase-out

China has announced that it will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel vehicles in the country, the world’s biggest auto market. Norway, the Netherlands, the UK and France have already announced plans for bans. The government is working with regulators on a timetable to end production and sales, Xin Guobin, China’s… Read more »

Plug-in vehicles in China: 181,000 units sold in first half of 2017

China continues to be by far the world’s largest market for plug-in vehicles, or new energy vehicles (NEVs) as they are called there. In the first half of 2017, 181,200 plug-in passenger cars were delivered, almost exactly double the number sold in the US in the same period (89,256, according to InsideEVs). Reductions in central… Read more »