Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in China

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 »

China Yuchai delivers 76 diesel PHEV buses to Shenzhen transport operator

China Yuchai has delivered 76 diesel plug-in hybrid buses to Siweimei Motor Transport, a provider of private group transport in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. This is Siweimei’s second large order of plug-in buses – it purchased 110 units at the end of 2016. The buses’ powertrain includes Guangxi Yuchai Machinery’s YC6A270-50 7.26-liter diesel engine…. 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 »

New factory could supercharge Tesla’s Chinese fortune

After a slow start, Tesla’s sales are starting to take off in the world’s largest auto market. The company sold 10,400 vehicles in China in 2016 – triple the previous year’s figure – and sales for the first three months of 2017 have put it on track to double that this year. China represented around… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains to provide plug-in bus powertrains to 4 Chinese OEMs

Four separate Chinese OEMs have selected a plug-in hybrid drivetrain made by Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) to integrate into their 8- and 12-meter buses. EDI will supply its EDI PowerDrive 6000 system, along with the EDI PowerSuite vehicle control software, to Shaanxi Automotive; Ankai; Xiamen Jinlong; and Yaxing Motors. Government regulations in China are driving… Read more »

California and China sign agreement to cooperate on green tech

As the US federal government abandons support for green technology, states are taking matters into their own hands. California Governor Edmund Brown recently traveled to China to sign an agreement to deepen cooperation on the development of green tech. The Governor met with President Xi Jinping as well as the country’s Minister of Science and… Read more »

Tritium trials its Veefil fast chargers in China

Australian EVSE manufacturer Tritium, which recently expanded into the UK and opened an office in the US, has set its sights on another continent, beginning trials of its Veefil-RT 50 kW DC charger in China. The first Veefil charger has been installed in Jiangsu Province, near the financial center of Shanghai. “China is currently one… Read more »

Guangzhou Automobile Group building industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles

Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) has begun construction of a large industrial park for electric and intelligent vehicles. Located in Guangzhou’s Panyu district, the park has a planned area of 5 square km. More than 45 billion yuan ($6.5 billion) is expected to be invested in the project, by both GAC and other enterprises… Read more »