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Toyota may be ready to plunge into China’s “new energy vehicle” electric car market as early as 2019. While the company wouldn’t confirm the plan as reported by Reuters, a Toyota spokesman on Friday confirmed that electric vehicles will be introduced to that market. “We are going to introduce EVs in China with a few […]

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Automaker industry groups are urging China to ease up on quotas for selling plug-in electrified and fuel cell vehicles under the national government’s proposed and pressing timetable. A letter from four trade groups, dated June 18 and viewed and reported today by Reuters, protests a major shift in the country’s new energy vehicles policy. The […]

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A new forecast by U.S. consulting firm AlixPartners projects 49 new plug-in electrified vehicle models will come to the Chinese market in the next three years. This will be nearly half of 103 new PEV models to eventually reach the market, according to the study. China wants to have nearly two-thirds of global production capacity […]

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California Governor Jerry Brown and Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols met with Chinese auto and battery makers Wednesday in Beijing to support bringing more zero emission cars, trucks, and buses to their roads. Representatives from  BYD, Beijing Auto Group, Great Wall, Geely, Dongfeng Xiao Kang, Yangtze Motors, and a half dozen other vehicle manufacturers […]

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Major automakers tend to agree that China is the most important global market for plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), but their concern has been rising over market demand and future government policies. Future government subsidies and regulations are in question. China’s “new energy vehicle” campaign has been a major driver in the country becoming the world’s […]

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China will be reducing its strict mandate for selling plug-in electrified vehicles in that market. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said on Friday that the mandate will be softening, coming from talks in Berlin prior to a Germany-China summit held this week. While several global automakers have big plans for selling PEVs in China, they would […]

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Volkswagen and Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motors) were granted approval Monday to jointly build plug-in vehicles in China. The joint venture’s approval is to locally manufacture 100,000 battery electric vehicles and it has a market valuation of 5.1 billion yuan ($740 million), according to a JAC Motors stock exchange filing. The regulatory filing started in […]

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Auto Shanghai 2017 is a beacon for electrified “new energy vehicle” launches, but automakers fear that Chinese government sales mandates won’t be reachable. The Shanghai auto show opens Friday and will be a showcase of battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles offered by global, China-based, and startup automakers. Automakers have been in awe of […]

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Ford Motor Co. is expanding its presence in China’s burgeoning plug-in electrified vehicle market with two vehicle launches and by adding manufacturing facilities. One, based on the European version of the Fusion, is the Mondeo Energi plug-in hybrid to be launched early next year. It will be the first PHEV manufactured by Ford’s state-mandated joint […]

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Volkswagen is preparing to launch its first all-electric I.D. car in 2020 to meet increasingly strict emissions rules in Europe and China. VW brand CEO Herbert Diess told analysts last week that the I.D. concept hatchback shown at the Paris auto show last year is expected to have its design approved in August for the […]

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