CAM study finds China remains ahead in electrification

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New registrations of electric cars and plug-in hybrids rose by 14.6 per cent to 1.246 million in China in 2020. The market leader is Tesla with its Model 3, according to a new report by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). More than 1.2 million electric cars sold in 2020 – with this impressive figure, […]

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Audi reveals more on EV joint venture with FAW

The electric car joint venture between Audi and FAW in China, which was officially announced in October 2020, is becoming more concrete: The future company will be 60 per cent owned by Audi AG and Volkswagen Group China and 40 per cent by FAW and will be based in Changchun in north-eastern China. From 2024, […]

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Tesla Model Y deliveries officially launch in China

Tesla has officially started deliveries of the Model Y built in China. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the European Model Y in Grünheide continue – the plant could become larger than initially thought. But there are also increasing indications that the Model S and Model X will soon be refreshed. In China, invitations to […]

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SAIC & Alibaba set up Zhiji Auto for electric car label IM

SAIC and Alibaba have moved fast to install their electric car joint venture. Zhiji Auto presented the first two models under the IM label for “Intelligence in Motion”. Battery cells come from CATL. That Alibaba had set up an electric car joint venture called Zhiji with China’s largest carmaker SAIC and Shanghai’s Zhangjiang Group made […]

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BYD presents new hybrid powertrain DM-i

BYD has unveiled a new plug-in hybrid powertrain called DM-i, which is expected to reduce fuel consumption to 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers. Three BYD models will initially be equipped with the DM-i hybrid system, which is now entering series production: The Qin, the Song and the Tang. Since plug-in hybrids tend to be in […]

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Xpeng announces European market decision to fall in 4 months

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng wants to decide within the next four months which European countries it wants to enter next. In an interview on the expansion plans, Xpeng President Brian Gu also indicated that production of electric cars in Europe is also conceivable in the future. What is clear, is that after launching […]

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