Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in China

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 »

Nissan to sell only electrified cars in China by 2025

Nissan has become the latest automaker to announce a regional phase-out of gas-only cars (Honda recently announced it would sell only hybrids and EVs in Europe after 2022). Now Nissan says all models sold in China will be either electric or hybrid by 2025. The Japanese automaker will introduce nine electrified (EV or hybrid) models… Read more »

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 »

COVID-19 vs EVs: What happens?

EVs may experience minor hiccups, but they shouldn’t suffer much more than the rest of the auto industry. It’s the question everyone has to ask: How will the Covid-19 pandemic affect my business? For those in the electric-car world, the question is more pointed: Will the pandemic hurt the growth of electric vehicles over the… Read more »

New Chinese wireless charging standard incorporates WiTricity’s technology

After years of development, China recently announced a new national standard for wireless EV charging. Wireless charging is expected to be an important enabler for autonomous vehicles, and standardization is critical to ensure that wireless charging is interoperable across different vehicles and charging equipment. The new GuoBiao (GB) standard relies on technology developed by WiTricity,… Read more »

Shanghai plans to deploy 100,000 data-collecting EV chargers

Once again, news of projects in China highlights the piddling scale of US EV efforts. The Shanghai municipal government recently announced plans to deploy 100,000 charging ports, which will double as data-collecting interactive devices. Electric utility State Grid announced in April that it would invest 2.7 billion yuan ($383 million) to roll out 78,000 charging… Read more »

China cuts EV subsidies—Tesla Model 3 exceeds price limit

China has announced a cut to its subsidies on new energy vehicles (NEVs), effective immediately. It’s been something of a rollercoaster ride for the subsidies of late. In 2015, the government announced plans to end the subsidies this year. In January, it said there would be “no significant cuts” this year. In March it confirmed… Read more »

Tesla China shipments soar as Shanghai Gigafactory ramps up

A report from a Chinese trade group seems to confirm what we all suspected: Tesla’s impressive delivery numbers for the first quarter were boosted by a surge of shipments in China. The company’s wholesale March deliveries in China were 10,160 units, according to Cui Dongshu, Secretary General of the China Passenger Car Association (via Bloomberg)…. Read more »

BYD and Toyota to work together on EVs (for China, of course)

BYD and Toyota have established a 50/50 joint venture to conduct R&D for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The new company will be headquartered in Shenzhen City, is expected to have around 300 employees, and is to begin operations in May 2020. “With the engineers from BYD and Toyota working together under the same roof, we aim… Read more »

Take that, Coronavirus! Polestar begins production of its EV in China

As auto plants around the world shut down or shift to producing ventilators, Polestar, the performance EV brand owned by Volvo (which is in turn owned by Geely), announced that production of the Polestar 2 would begin this week at its plant in Luqiao, China. The company is taking stringent health precautions: at the factory,… Read more »