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Honda Partners With CATL, China’s Largest EV Battery Supplier

Honda Partners With CATL, China’s Largest EV Battery Supplier

Under the contract, CATL will supply Honda with lithium-ion batteries that have a capacity of 56 gigawatt (GWh) hours by 2027.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-08 12:00 PT

Tesla Begins Taking Orders for a Lower-Priced Model 3 in China

Tesla Begins Taking Orders for a Lower-Priced Model 3 in China

Customers in China looking to purchase a Tesla Model 3 can place their orders beginning today. Electric automaker Tesla said it will start taking orders in China for a lower-priced version of its mass-market electric car.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-01 13:46 PT

Mercedes Benz to Strengthen its Partnerships with Chinese Suppliers

Mercedes Benz to Strengthen its Partnerships with Chinese Suppliers

German automaker Mercedes Benz is deepening its partnerships with Chinese auto parts suppliers, as the automaker adds more electrified powertrains and connected technology to its luxury lineup, Mercedes-Benz executive Wilko Stark said on Thursday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-25 12:50 PT

Corporate Investors are Investing Billions in EVs and Related Startups in the U.S. & China

Corporate Investors are Investing Billions in EVs and Related Startups in the U.S. & China

As the auto industry moves toward electrification, big corporations not normally associated with investments in the auto industry have been pouring money into electric vehicle startups working on electric vehicles, batteries and EV charging infrastructure.

Eric Walz2019-01-11 18:12 PT

NIO Debuts its New Electric ES6 SUV at ‘NIO Day 2018’ in China

NIO Debuts its New Electric ES6 SUV at ‘NIO Day 2018’ in China

On Saturday Dec. 15, NIO showed off the ES6, the company’s latest, long-range electric SUV at a special event called “NIO Day 2018”. The company says the new ES6 is the world's first EV combining permanent magnet and induction motors.

Eric Walz2018-12-17 13:08 PT

Tesla Aims to Begin Electric Vehicle Production in Shanghai By Next Year

Tesla Aims to Begin Electric Vehicle Production in Shanghai By Next Year

Tesla is on a rapid pace to get its Shanghai Gigafactory up and running. The electric automaker has opened a tender process to build its Shanghai Gigafactory and at least one contractor has started buying materials.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-06 16:08 PT

Trump Tweets that China Will Cut Import Tariffs on U.S. Built Cars

Trump Tweets that China Will Cut Import Tariffs on U.S. Built Cars

U.S. President Donald Trump said China has agreed to cut import tariffs on American-made cars. At a dinner on Saturday at the G20 summit in Argentina, Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to halt new tariffs following months of growing tensions.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-03 12:11 PT

Tesla Begins Taking Model 3 Reservations in China

Tesla Begins Taking Model 3 Reservations in China

Electric automaker Tesla has opened reservations in China to purchase the Tesla Model 3. Beginning today, customers in China can reserve their Model 3 with a deposit of 8,000 yuan ($1,153.60), according to Tesla’s China website

Eric Walz2018-11-16 11:32 PT

Tesla Secures Site in Shanghai for $2 Billion Gigafactory, its First Factory Outside the U.S.

Tesla Secures Site in Shanghai for $2 Billion Gigafactory, its First Factory Outside the U.S.

Electric automaker Tesla has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for a 860,000 square meter parcel of land where the electric automaker plans to build its first overseas Gigafactory, Tesla said in a Chinese social media post on Wednesday.

Eric Walz2018-10-17 12:25 PT

Dutch Battery Firm Investing $1.8 Billion in Chinese Plant to Make EV Battery Cells

Dutch Battery Firm Investing $1.8 Billion in Chinese Plant to Make EV Battery Cells

Dutch battery company Lithium Werks BV is investing 1.6 billion euros ($1.85 billion) in a massive lithium-ion battery factory in China to meet surging demand for electric vehicle batteries.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-16 17:39 PT

Nissan Starts Building First EV for China that's Based on the Leaf

Nissan Starts Building First EV for China that's Based on the Leaf

Nissan started production of a new electric vehicle called the Sylphy that’s based on the Leaf and is specifically built for China.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-09-01 09:00 PT

Amid Trump’s Growing Trade War, Ford Cancels the Focus Active SUV for the U.S. Market

Amid Trump’s Growing Trade War, Ford Cancels the Focus Active SUV for the U.S. Market

President Trump’s escalating trade war with China has hit the automotive industry once again. The Ford Motor Company has cancelled plans to import the Focus Active, a new compact crossover it hoped to import to the U.S. market next year.

Eric Walz2018-08-31 16:56 PT

Geely Becomes China’s Third Largest Automaker with Strong Sales

Geely Becomes China’s Third Largest Automaker with Strong Sales

Geely reported a 54 percent jump in net income for the six months through June. The company said in a filing Wednesday that its vehicle sales this year will beat its target of 1.58 million units. During this time, Geely overtook Japanese automakers Nissan, Honda and Toyota. The Hangzhou-based company is China’s number one private automaker after Great Wall Motors.

Paul Young2018-08-22 12:29 PT

Supply Shortages Risk Bringing Record EV Sales to a Halt

Supply Shortages Risk Bringing Record EV Sales to a Halt

Electric vehicles may be coming off of record sales thanks to strong policies and falling battery costs, but supply issues, especially with cobalt, could bring those sales numbers to a screeching halt.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-08-12 16:15 PT

Ford is Launching a New Mid-Size SUV in China

Ford is Launching a New Mid-Size SUV in China

Ford Motor Company shared the first images this week of the new Territory, a mid-size SUV designed for China with an affordable price-tag and high-tech features. Ford is targeting new buyers in emerging cities with the new SUV.

Derrick Smith2018-08-10 17:34 PT

Daimler to Build Smart EVs in China, According to Report

Daimler to Build Smart EVs in China, According to Report

German automaker Daimler is in talks to build electric Smart cars in China with a local partner, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, which was first reported by Automotive News Europe. Daimler is looking to boost sales of the compact-car brand in China—the world's largest EV market.

Derrick Smith2018-08-06 18:29 PT

Didi Investing $1 Billion Into its Auto Service Platform

Didi Investing $1 Billion Into its Auto Service Platform

Didi Chuxing Technology, China’s largest ride-hailing service, said on Monday it will invest $1 billion in its auto services business as the company ramps up to a widely anticipated initial public offering (IPO).

Paul Young2018-08-06 16:26 PT

Daimler Deepening its Partnership with Baidu on Autonomous Driving & Vehicle Connectivity

Daimler Deepening its Partnership with Baidu on Autonomous Driving & Vehicle Connectivity

The German automaker and China’s internet search giant Baidu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand their partnership through the open Apollo autonomous driving platform and to integrate Baidu’s vehicle connectivity services into Mercedes-Benz’s latest MBUX infotainment system.

Eric Walz2018-07-25 17:54 PT

Gyon, a New China-based Luxury Electric Car Company to Launch this Summer

Gyon, a New China-based Luxury Electric Car Company to Launch this Summer

A new luxury electric car brand from China is getting ready to take on Tesla and others with a new, high-tech electric vehicle. The electric vehicle brand is called Gyon and is backed by Sitech Electric Automobile. Sitech is the EV brand for First Automotive Works (FAW), one of China’s biggest automakers.

Eric Walz2018-07-23 11:45 PT

China Gives Daimler Green Light to Test Autonomous Cars in Beijing

China Gives Daimler Green Light to Test Autonomous Cars in Beijing

While China is pushing automakers to switch gears to develop electrified cars that meet is strict regulations, the country has opened its doors to allow Daimler to test self-driving vehicles in Beijing.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-07-13 09:15 PT

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