Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in China

Daimler/BYD’s DENZA EV enters production

DENZA, the “made in China, for China” EV from Daimler’s joint venture with Chinese automaker BYD, has started rolling off the production line in Shenzhen. The joint-venture company, BYD Daimler New Technology (BDNT), was established in 2010 with a 600-million-yuan ($98 million) initial investment. The DENZA is a four-door, five-passenger sedan with an 86 kW… Read more »

Chinese and US policymakers cooperate to spur EV adoption

The University of California, Davis, and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) have agreed to work together to establish the China-US ZEV Policy Lab, a research institution for US and Chinese ZEV/new energy vehicle policies. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will co-chair the new… Read more »

Tesla partners with Chinese wireless carrier to deploy 400 charging stations

Tesla has announced a partnership with China Unicom, China’s second-largest wireless carrier, to build public charging stations across the country. The two companies will install charging posts at 400 Unicom stores in 120 cities, with Tesla supplying equipment and Unicom providing the land, said Tesla spokeswoman Peggy Yang. Tesla will also deploy Superchargers in 20… Read more »

New report examines Chinese battery management system market

The Battery Management System (BMS) is a key component of any plug-in or hybrid vehicle, and China is rapidly developing as a major market for “new energy” vehicles. Many in the auto industry are sure to find the topic of this new report from China Market Research Reports timely. Global and China Power Battery Management… Read more »

ABB launches DC fast charger compliant with Chinese GB standard

ABB has announced the launch of the Terra 53 Z DC fast charger, the company’s first model that complies with the Chinese GB standard. Rated power is up to 50 kW. The new chargers will be manufactured at ABB’s facility in Shenzhen. According to ABB, the Terra 53 series is the world’s first DC fast… Read more »

China’s best-selling plug-in: BYD’s QIN

China’s National Passenger Car Association has named BYD’s QIN plug-in hybrid sedan (pronounced “cheen”) the country’s best-selling electric vehicle. Since its launch in China in December, the BYD QIN has sold more than 6,000 vehicles, which represents over half of the Chinese new-energy vehicle market. Chinese buyers of plug-ins and other “new energy” vehicles receive… Read more »

China increases EV incentives as automakers crowd into the market

China is increasing some incentives for buyers of “new energy” vehicles, as it tries to deal with horrendous air pollution. Chinese cities allow only a fixed number of new vehicles on the road each year, using a lottery system to allot licenses. According to China Daily, Beijing’s transport authority cut the yearly quota to 150,000… Read more »

ABB to supply DC fast chargers for China’s DENZA EV

Power and automation technology group ABB has announced a strategic collaboration with BYD Daimler New Technology (BDNT) to supply DC fast chargers over the next six years for the DENZA EV, which is scheduled to make its debut at the Auto China trade fair in Beijing in April. The Chinese government has introduced a DC… Read more »

Trademark troubles settled, Tesla expects China to contribute a third of global growth

With a troublesome trademark issue settled, Tesla is moving full speed ahead with plans to expand its sales in China, and expects Chinese sales to contribute one third of global sales growth this year. Veronica Wu, VP of Tesla’s China operations, told Reuters that a Chinese court had ruled against a local trademark troll who… Read more »