Tag Archives: china

Chinese CATL and Honda Alliance to Make EV Batteries, Technology and Maybe Autonomous Vehicles

The companies said the agreement will enable them to begin discussions on a broad range of areas including joint development, stable supply, and the recycling and reuse of batteries. Honda is spreading the risk and costs and hedging its bets on battery electric vehicles, the development of which is threatened by the ongoing Covid crisis that has already cost automotive companies billions of dollars. A key byproduct of EVS is autonomous vehicles – which may not justify the investment required for a decade or more. Continue reading

Posted in alternative fuels, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, electronics, mobility company | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bentley Motors – Chinese Dealers Open With First Flying Spur Deliveries

Flying Spur has Electronic All-Wheel Steering, coupled with Active All-Wheel Drive and Bentley Dynamic Ride. Power comes from a version of Bentley’s 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12. Continue reading

Posted in marketing, milestones | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Groupe Renault Reveals A New Strategy for China

Renault will continue to provide aftersales service for its 300,000 customers through Renault dealers, and also through Alliance synergies. Further development for Renault brand passenger cars will be detailed later within a new mid-term-plan from Renault. Continue reading

Posted in manufacturing, marketing, milestones, mobility company, news analysis | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honda Sets Monthly Record for Auto Production in China

All told Honda globally produced 4.81 million vehicles year to date. China now represents 29% of all Honda Motor production. Continue reading

Posted in manufacturing, milestones | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Trade Wars: Commerce Finds Dumping, Countervailable Subsidies of Chinese and Thailand Propane Cylinders

During 2017, imports of steel propane cylinders from China and Thailand were valued at an estimated $89.8 million and $14.1 million, respectively. In addition, Commerce found that exporters from China received countervailable subsidies at rates from 37.91 to 142.37%. Continue reading

Posted in alternative fuels, economy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

People – Changes at Mercedes-Benz Cars

Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales: “With Jan Madeja, Nicholas Speeks and Holger Suffel we have found excellent managers and proven sales experts with many years of experience for our markets China, USA and Russia. I wish them every success with their new tasks. My special thanks goes to Dietmar Exler who leaves our company at his own request. Under his leadership, Mercedes-Benz has been able to maintain its market leadership in the premium segment every year since 2016.” Continue reading

Posted in people | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nissan Moves China Design Center to Shanghai

Nissan Design China, previously based in Beijing, will continue creating products for global customers including those in China, and presumably (pay no attention Trump) Japan, the Americas and Africa and Europe.   Continue reading

Posted in autonomous vehicles, design and styling, mobility company | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Renault Nissan Establish Joint Innovation Hub in China

he Alliance Automotive Research and Development (Shanghai), Ltd., dubbed as Alliance Innovation Lab Shanghai (AIL-SH) has Renault and Nissan each hold 50% of this new entity. It conducts research and development on autonomous drive, connected vehicles and electric vehicles. Technologies pioneered by the innovation hub will be potentially applied to Renault and Nissan vehicles sold in China and around the world. Continue reading

Posted in autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, electronics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New 2019 Jeep Cherokee Crossover Debuts at NAIAS

What’s next – how about Jeep imports to US from China? Continue reading

Posted in new vehicle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beijing Report – Acura CDX Compact SUV Unveiled

The Acura version will be stateside at some point AutoInformed opines, even though Honda claims this is a crossover mostly for the Chinese market. Continue reading

Posted in new vehicle | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

China is Responsible for US Manufacturing Job Loss

This manufacturing job loss can be traced to growing trade deficits throughout the decade, and the collapse of manufacturing output following the Great Recession—not rapid gains in productivity brought on by technological advancements—according to Manufacturing Job Loss, a new issue brief from EPI.
Continue reading

Posted in AutoInformed Editorial, economy, manufacturing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

China Sales Propel Buick to Global Sales Record

China sales were the only reason the Buick brand was kept by U.S. Treasury officials while they were killing Pontiac and Hummer during the 2009 taxpayer financed GM bankruptcy reorganization. Continue reading

Posted in sales | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

China Light Vehicle Sales Remain Strong in August

LMC notes that widespread industry predictions of only single digit growth rates for auto sales this year and for the next couple are increasingly looking erroneous and is sticking to a more than 13% increase during 2013 as a forecast. Continue reading

Posted in sales | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

China Auto Sales Continue Upward. GM Sets August Record

China’s entire light vehicle market posted a solid start in Q3, with locally‐made light vehicle sales according to the latest data available reaching 1.43 million units in July, up 9.3% from a year earlier. Continue reading

Posted in sales | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chinese Government Approves Volvo Car Plants

Chinese government approved the establishment Volvo Car Group plants in Daqing and Zhangjiakou. As a result, Zhejiang Geely-owned Volvo Cars will have a bigger Chinese industrial presence then it has in Sweden when you include Chengdu, which is already building prototype stretched versions of the S60 sedan. Continue reading

Posted in auto news, manufacturing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment