BAIC, Didi plan car leasing service amid new car sales decline in China

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Chinese automaker BAIC Motor and transportation company Didi Chuxing plan to collaborate with other industry players to lease BAIC’s cars to customers as new car sales have declined. The companies, which have a joint venture to create the next-generation connected-car systems, will collaborate with electric vehicle (EV) battery maker CATL, State Grid, Postal Savings Bank of China and Uxin to build […]

Daimler to spend $755 million on electric car and battery production in China

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Daimler plans to invest 5 billion yuan ($755 million) in China, with its Chinese joint-venture partner, for capability to produce electric cars and the batteries that power them – part of attempt to help its China operations adhere to the nation’s green automobile production and sales quotas. Hubertus Troska, head of Daimler’s greater China operations, […]

Hyundai Motor to will continue China joint venture with BAIC

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South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor stated on Friday it will carry on its Chinese joint venture with BAIC Motor, brushing off investor concerns about soured relationships between the partners. China’s state-run Global Times newspaper has reported BAIC may risk losing the joint venture if disagreements over suppliers were not resolved, pointing out an industry insider. […]

Baidu dealing with Bosch and Continental for self-driving vehicle tech

Baidu driverless car

Chinese company Baidu announced 2 different partnership deals with leading German suppliers Robert Bosch and Continental AG to co-develop the self-driving technology and smart mobility services. The two deals underscore the wave of international partnerships being formed in the fast-moving autonomous car sector, which needs both the competencies of standard auto providers and those of […]

Hyundai China Joint Venture is dealing with “severe market challenges”

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The China joint venture of Hyundai Motor is dealing with extreme difficulties due to a complex political, financial and competitive environment, its chairman stated on Wednesday, admidst of a political stand-off in between China and South Korea. The automaker has seen its sales struck in the nation and has dramatically cut production amid anti-Korean sentiment […]

Trump’s U.S. jobs push could be profitable for China in Mexico: ICBC bank

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to require U.S. market to bring jobs to the nation is opening investment opportunities for Chinese companies in Mexico, an executive with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the nation’s largest lender, stated on Friday. Worries of a hit to foreign investment ran high when Ford Motor canceled a […]

China’s self-driving cars set to surpass Tesla

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As it is said that tomorrow the automobiles will be all-electric, self-driving, linked to high-speed communication.. and plausibly Chinese. That’s the vision of Jia Yueting, a billionaire entrepreneur who see their innovation knowledge re-engineering the vehicle market, and taking over Tesla Motors, a United States pioneer in premium electrical automobile (EV) making. “Tesla’s a fantastic […]