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  • FAW Audi’s new A6L hits Chinese market

    FAW Audi launched the new A6L sedan in China on Saturday with upgraded configurations to meet the demands of consumers. It is the eighth generation of the long-wheelbase model and aims to establish a new benchmark in luxury motoring. The carmaker offers 12 variants of the new A6L. The body measu...
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  • Chinese Automaker NIO Is Reportedly Developing A Smartphone

      NIO, the Chinese EV manufacturer founded in 2017, seemingly plans to launch a smartphone. Back in March, the firm’s CEO¬†William Li confirmed that NIO was looking into smartphone development. He cited the long-rumored (but still unconfirmed) Apple Car as a motive for entering the sma...
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  • ZF invests 320m yuan to expand plant in Shanghai

    German auto supplier ZF is investing 320 million yuan ($47.42 million) to expand a plant in Shanghai as demand for electric power steering systems grow in China. The increased production capacity is expected to become operational in mid-2023, said ZF in a statement on Wednesday. The company said...
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  • Nissan’s Chinese JV to explore market with new models

    Japanese carmaker Nissan is introducing new models into China via its joint venture to explore the potential of the Chinese market. Dongfeng Nissan’s three marques–Nissan, Venucia and Infiniti–all have new models in the second half, said Xin Yu, president of the joint venture&#...
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  • More women driving in China but some firms have lots to learn

    As female consumption capacity grows, carmakers are starting to focus on women’s demands and launch exclusively-for-women models, aiming to grasp a fiercely competitive market segment. Earlier this month, Great Wall Motors’ electric brand Ora launched the Ballet Cat, which is designe...
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  • Fuel Prices Are Allegedly Cooling Off

    With the last several months delivering record-breaking fuel prices, as society endures what has undoubtedly been the largest spike in energy cost and inflation since the 1970s, everyone has been hoping to catch a break this summer. Some have even gotten theirs. While things are still looking ex...
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  • Ford Motor creates partnership with Chinese battery giant CATL

      Ford Motor said on Thursday that it had reached an agreement to acquire battery packs from Chinese battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd that will be used in electric vehicles produced in North America, China and Europe. CATL also will provide full LFP battery packs for Nor...
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  • Charging infrastructure to bloom on govt support

    With more new energy vehicles on the road, China’s development of charging infrastructure is on a fast track supported by favorable incentives from the government, experts said. The country unveiled a plan recently to expand road networks to about 461,000 kilometers by 2035 and encourages...
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  • China supercharges electric refueling infrastructure

    China’s development of charging infrastructure is on the fast track, supported by a high penetration of new energy vehicles and favorable incentives from the government, experts said. The latest data from the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance show the domes...
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  • ZF to build $61m plant in Shandong

    German auto parts supplier ZF is to build a plant in the coastal city of Rizhao, Shandong province, as it is further expanding its footprint in China. Investment in the plant, which is expected to go operational by the end of 2022, will reach 60 million euros ($60.92 million), according to the d...
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  • GM expands business in world’s largest auto market

    General Motors, the largest carmaker in the United States, is expanding investment in China, showcasing its confidence in the long-term growth of the world’s largest automobile market. The carmaker signed an agreement on Thursday with Shanghai Pudong New Area with an intended investment of...
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  • China’s major auto cluster in high gear on road to economic recovery

    SHANGHAI — Located in Southeast Shanghai, US carmaker Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory is bustling with production activity as it has returned to full production capacity by early June following a disruption due to COVID-19 resurgence. The Tesla factory’s return to normalcy is not ...
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