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Toyota Says Mass EV Production To Begin In China For 2019

Rumors from Japan indicates that Toyota will respond to the new aggressive Chinese quotas for plug-in vehicles by launching mass production of electric cars in China from 2019. To be fair, if the company wants to stay in China…it doesn’t have a choice in the matter.  By the end of 2018 2019, a…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 18

Volkswagen Teams With China’s JAC To Build 100,000 EVs Annually

China’s top state planner has approved a joint venture proposition placed by Volkswagen and JAC Motor (Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group) some eight months ago. The two automakers intend to invest roughly 5.1 billion yuan ($740 million), and sell 100,000 all-electric vehicles annually in the country. The next step is the completion of…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 0

BYD Sells 11,000 Plug-In EVs In China For August

BYD continues to set the plug-in vehicle sales bar for other manufactures to strive for, as once again in August the OEM sold ~11,000 EVs, eclipsing the 5-digit level for the 3rd month in a row. Tracking the numbers from China can be a tricky task, especially when the numbers…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 7

Daimler, BAIC Finalize Deal To Produce EVs At Mercedes Factory In Beijing

Daimler announced a strengthening of strategic collaboration with BAIC in New Energy Vehicles (all-electric and plug-in hybrid) in China. Both partners already have an established previous joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC) since 2005. According to Reuters, Daimler and BAIC have agreed to jointly invest 5 billion yuan ($735 million) in…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 0