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Ford Smart Mobility and Zotye to offer Chinese ride-hailing operators leasing and fleet solutions under new JV

[ Featured Image ] Jim Farley, executive vice president and president of global markets, Ford Motor Company (right), and Ying Jianren, chairman of Tech-New Group Ltd., the parent company of Zotye Auto (left), witnessed the signing of a JV contract to establish Zotye Ford Smart Mobility Technology Co., Ltd. Peter

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Volkswagen Group CV arm TRATON and CNHTC to form JV, localize MAN truck production in China

Joachim Drees, Cai Dong and Andreas Renschler HANNOVER – TRATON AG, the recently formed wholly-owned commercial vehicle subsidiary of Volkswagen Group combining the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and RIO brands, signed a strategic cooperation deal with China Heavy-Duty Truck Corp. (CNHTC) here on September 18 to establish a joint

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BYD launches “D++” open-source platform, teams up with Baidu on autonomous driving and debuts blockchain-based carbon banking solution

SHENZHEN – BYD officially launched its groundbreaking “D++” open-source platform at the BYD Worldwide Developer Conference in Shenzhen on September 5. Themed “Opening and Creating for the Future,” the event saw BYD re-emphasize its bold vision for smart transport. In addition, a “developer version” of BYD’s Qin Pro model was unveiled

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SAIC-GM and CATL sign cooperation agreement to develop next generation battery

SHANGHAI – SAIC-GM has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) here to jointly explore technologies in the automotive battery field and make further cooperation on research and development of next generation battery products for SAIC-GM’s new energy vehicles. Based on the agreement, SAIC-GM and CATL

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FAW-Volkswagen opens Tianjin Plant for production of SUVs

TIANJIN – FAW-Volkswagen inaugurated on August 30 its new plant in Tianjin, an efficient and strong hub for Volkswagen Group China’s SUV offensive. The Tianjin Plant is a milestone in the Volkswagen Group’s overall China strategy, providing increased production capabilities, as well as cutting-edge sustainability measures. Located in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development

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Ten million vehicles in 15 years: Dongfeng Nissan begins production of Sylphy Zero Emission

GUANGZHOU – Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co. officially began production of the Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the first Nissan electric car made for China, at the company’s Huadu production base here on August 27. The start of production also marks another milestone for the business unit under Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd.

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