Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in China

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 »

Volkswagen plugs China in

As VW cautiously rolls out its electrified product line, it seems to see plenty of potential for plug-ins in China. The Volkswagen Group has five plug-in models ready for production, and four were on display at a press event in China this week. The four offerings spanned the price range, from the practical two-door VW… Read more »

South Korean/Chinese joint venture to become China’s biggest maker of EV batteries

South Korea’s SK Innovation Company, China’s state-owned Beijing Automotive Industries Holding Co. and LCD maker Beijing Electronics Holding Co. have agreed to form a joint venture to produce battery packs for EVs, Asian Power reports. The new JV will invest $166.4 million to build a battery plant that will have an annual production capacity of… Read more »