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Chinese New Energy (pure electric, plug-in hybrid) Passenger Car Industry

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    In China, 20% of new buses are now electric
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    The thing about change is, it's not linear. And it doesn't happen in every place at the same speed.

    For the longest time, we've been writing stories when one University system orders 20 electric buses, or when one city commits to a major electric car fleet. Yet the idea that all buses might soon be electric seemed like a hard-to-fathom and far off dream.

    Yet last week, Cleantechnica reported on a story that 115,700 electric buses were sold in China in 2016. This figure apparently represents a 20% market share of all new electric buses! Compare that to the 1,672 electric buses that were sold in 2013, just three years earlier, and you start to understand how rapidly the landscape is changing. Apparently, the city of Shenzhen is planning foran all electric fleet of 15,000 buses by the end of 2017!

    Now, the flip side of this encouraging story is that the rest of the world has a long way to go before it can catch up. In fact according to EV Sales Blog (the original source for Cleantechnica's story), at the end of 2015 a full 98% of all the electric buses in the entire world were to be found in China.

    Still, given the fact that China is rapidly becoming a world leader in clean tech industries, that it is flexing its muscle in terms of international climate leadership, and that other cities around the world suffer from the same types of diesel-driven air quality problems that China has become known for, I think we can expect China's success story to translate into rapid adoption elsewhere.

    And when that adoption happens, I believe we'll be seeing the beginnings of the kind of disruptive demand destruction that could leave Big Oil in very serious trouble indeed.
     
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    Shenzhen to Make All Public Buses Pure Electric by End of September


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    https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/shenzhen-make-all-public-buses-pure-electric-end-september

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    Shenzhen to Make All Public Buses Pure Electric by End of September
    (Yicai Global) Aug. 7 -- China’s southern city of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, will convert all of its public buses to pure electric in September this year, local newspaper the Daily Sunshine said.

    Shenzhen has about 16,000 buses in operation, of which 14,695, or 90 percent, are pure electric. The city plans to retain a small number of non-pure electric buses for use in emergency situations.

    The city has built a total of 176 bus charging stations comprising 3,354 charging piles, while a further 1,265 piles are under construction. It still needs another 900 piles to meet demand.

    Shenzhen has also recently promoted the use of pure-electric taxis and has 5,487, or 30.6 percent of the total, in service as of July 31. City planners aim for all ordinary taxis and ride-hailing cars to be pure electric by 2020.

    China's largest new energy vehicle manufacturer BYD Co. [SHE:002594] is headquartered in the city.
     
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    Beijing Converting 70,000 Taxis to Electric Vehicles
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    Electric vehicles (EVs) are expanding in availability and efficiency all over the world. Phasing out fossil fuelled powered transport is a long complex process. In Beijing, a city with world-beating smog problems, the 70,000 strong fleet of taxis are going electric. All newly registered or replaced vehicles within Beijing have to be electric taxis. The cost of the program will be around $1.3 billion, a drop in the ocean relatively speaking. An electric taxi costs around $20,000 in China and they’re immensely popular.

    Electric Vehicles Are Big in China
    Other Chinese cities, Shenzhen and Taiyuan, announced similar policies. Beijing stands apart as it is a burgeoning global city taking an intiative leaving Western cities in the dust, or smog. China is the world’s biggest electric vehicle market, there are over 600,000 on the road.

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    Change won’t happen overnight. A lack of charging points in the city poses a functionality problem. In reality though Beijing’s ambitious plan is another chance to consolidate advances and dominance in the EV market.

    EVs currently cost twice as much as gasoline vehicles. Liu Jinliang, Chairman of ride-hailing company Caocao, hopes the government will provide subsidies to mitigate the costs. The Chinese government also relaxed its regulations on car manufacturing, a move which will actually force China’s manufacturing hubs to innovate with EVs.

    By 2018 electric vehicles must account for 8% of each vehicle manufacturers production. That growth must be continued. Mechanisms employed in emission reduction will be used. Tradeable credits and ratio levels add some complexity to the simple 8% headline figure.

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    In real terms the number of electric vehicles this policy would produce is staggering. 2015 saw 500,000 electric vehicles sold. China produces 28 million automobiles every year. Assume production stays at 28 million, that would be 2.3 million EVs made annually. Who is going to buy all these?

    China’s Power is Growing
    Trade links between the EU and China mean this policy on EV production has a global effect. German manufacturers are the biggest players in the Chinese car markets, and they will be subject to the same rules as Chinese companies. European car companies are already planning to shift to electrification. In order to keep access to the Chinese market companies need to move even faster. Alternatively companies could scale down operations. Many car companies aren’t ready to deliver EVs on that scale. If overall production dropped manufacturers would have time to shift resources into EV development. Hopefully coming up with a cheap and all-round top-notch electric vehicle for the people as an apology for lying about all those emissions.

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    BYD electric taxi fleet to start engines in Singapore
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    New energy vehicle producer BYD Co Ltd announced that it has supplied 100 electric taxis to a new company which is launching its operations in Singapore on Feb 24, bringing the nation its first fully-electric taxi fleet.

    The fleet of 100 e-taxis is using BYD's e6 model, which is currently operating overseas in such cities as Brussels and London. In BYD's home city of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, more than 4,000 e6 taxis are currently on the roads.

    In a separate statement the operator of the new fleet, HDT Singapore Taxi Pte Ltd, said that acquisition of the BYD electric taxis tied in with the Singaporean government's plans to widen the testing of the viability of electric vehicles, from individual corporate usage to fleet-based, shared-car operations.

    Although Singapore had a total taxi fleet estimated at more than 28,280 taxis last year, about 86 percent of them use diesel and seven percent are petrol-electric taxis.

    Liu Xueliang, BYD's general manager for the Asia-Pacific region, said his company had been closely involved in the development of Singapore's electric public transportation and it would continue to introduce more e-vehicle types into the country, such as electric tour buses.

    Liu said that Singapore, which had also brought BYD's e-truck and e-buses, was an ideal city to develop electric vehicles.

    The company began its operations in Singapore in 2014 when 30 e6 hit the roads to provide on-call and leasing services, which had to date collectively driven about three million kilometers.

    BYD said that the private-hiring service, run in cooperation with local taxi firm HDT Singapore Taxi, was well-received.

    BYD said that the 30 units were all booked within days by locals, who hired them by the month or season.

    Last August, 100 e-taxi licenses were granted to HDT, making BYD the first Chinese company to enter Singapore's taxi market. Meanwhile, BYD also introduced its pure electric bus K9 into the nation.

    E-buses are a large part of the e-carmaker's revenue source, said Peng Qi, an automobile industry analyst at China Merchants Securities.

    However in the domestic Chinese market some cities-such as Shenzhen, whose transport policies supported the company's products-had already replaced all their buses with electric ones.

    As a result BYD needed to look for new markets and it was key for it to make inroads with electric passenger vehicles, he added.
     
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    Xiaopeng Motor's Beta Version

    https://www.xiaopeng.com/xpeng
    The first type of Xiaopeng Motor's product is an electric SUV featured with high-tech, intelligent and stylish characteristics. It has powerful acceleration performance and considerable mileage. Equipped with multiple intelligent hardware and driving functions, Xiaopeng motor is both interesting and distinctive.

    Mileage

    300km
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    7.9s(2WD) 5.8s(4WD)

    Intelligent Driving in City
    During low speed driving, Xiaopeng motor can follow the front car autonomously. When you encounter a narrow parking space, it can park itself smoothly . If it is not convenient to get into the car, user can summon the car in distance by using keys or the Car Owner APP.

    Intelligent Central Touchscreen
    The 1080P HD display, 15.6 inches touchscreen and the top grade 8-core platform control most of the car’s functions and provide the intelligent entertainment system, combined with navigation, music and bluetooth phone, etc. In addition, users can download and install various applications authorized by the Xiaopeng Motor's Official through OTA.

    Remote Control
    Turning on the air-condition, controlling the charge, checking vehicle conditions, locating the car and navigation, taking and sharing photos all happen with a mobile client APP. Your car is always beside you!

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    Xiaopeng Motor starting production


    https://www.xiaopeng.com/news



    Xiaopeng Automobile plans from August 2017 to August 2018, built medium production line, to achieve an annual output of 10,000 -30,000 units; from August 2018 to the end of 2020, reaching mass production capacity with an annual output of 50,000 to 100,000. By the end of 2020, production can reach 200,000 vehicles per year.


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    https://www.ft.com/content/00b36a30-...f-7f5e6a7c98a2

    Electric cars: China’s highly charged power play




    The government reinforced its position in September when it announced a system of steadily increasing quotas that will reward carmakers for producing ever more battery-powered vehicles starting in 2019, while forcing them to buy EV “credits” from other producers for every conventional car they make.


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    Shenzhen to test self-driving buses on two routes
    (Xinhua) 16:01, September 21, 2017

    http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0921/c90000-9272114.html

    The South China city of Shenzhen, known for its high concentration of hi-tech companies, plans to open two self-driving bus routes by the end of 2017, Shenzhen Bus Group announced earlier this week.
    Four smart buses will be put into operation on the routes. The first route, with ten stops stretching about three kilometers, will pass the campus of the Southern University of Science and Technology. The second route is yet to be confirmed.


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    Chinese NIO ep9 Supercar

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    THE FASTEST ELECTRIC CAR IN THE WORLD

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    Nio full electric SUV ES8 will released in China 2017-12-16

    The new car will use pure electric system, equipped with front and rear dual-motor, using four-wheel drive, the maximum mileage of up to 400km, while supporting the battery exchange.


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    GAC's self-developed second-generation driverless car - WitStarII Qi


    http://www.sohu.com/a/205333475_122982

    Based on full electric SUV GE3 platform, it uses 64-line laser radar, 360-degree panoramic camera, 77G millimeter-wave radar and other high-precision sensor solutions, with independent research and development of intelligent traffic scene awareness, autonomous driving behavior decision-making, low latency intelligent control and other related technologies for multi-traffic scenarios, The initial realization of the L4 level intelligent driving applications.

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    BYD Delivers 1st All-Electric Automated Side-Loader Garbage Truck To City Of Palo Alto & GreenWaste

    https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/2...ader-garbage-truck-city-palo-alto-greenwaste/

    November 21st, 2017 by James Ayre

    BYD recently delivered to the City of Palo Alto and the city’s waste management firm GreenWaste its first all-electric automated side-loader garbage/refuse truck, according to a recent reports.

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    The new BYD electric garbage truck utilizes its battery pack to provide propulsion (to move it forward and backward) as well as for the operation of its hydraulic system — with the truck possessing a range of 76 miles per full charge and a charge time of only 2–3 hours.

    The newly delivered truck will reportedly be used for a variety of different service routes in the city — including urban and residential ones, and some featuring steep inclines — as part of its initial deployment.

    The vice president of truck sales at BYD Heavy Industries, Andy Swanton, commented on the news: “BYD wants to electrify everything in transportation, and we see great potential for turning over diesel or natural gas refuse truck fleets to zero-emission, battery-electric trucks. This battery-electric refuse truck in Palo Alto will save GreenWaste tens of thousands of dollars annually in fuel costs while completely eliminating tailpipe emissions and operating quietly in residential neighborhoods.”

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    BYD Zero-Emissions Battery Electric Buses


    World's Most Diverse Product Lineup.


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    6 of 10 Big Electric Car Companies Are in China
    https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/23/6-10-big-electric-car-companies-china/

    Six of the 10 major car companies that appear committed to electrification of their vehicle lines are Chinese. Most of them have international partners, but the international partners are mostly the four that have equivalent commitments.

    Part of this is that China is the fastest growing market for new cars and there is a cultural disposition to buying the most expensive things that they can afford. But another large part of it is that China has three major strategic challenges that overlap to make the electric vehicle space one that it wants to have significant global market share in.

    Global warming: China is both seriously at risk due to global warming with its coastal megacities, especially Shanghai, and has an international reputation as one of the worst two contributors to global warming. China has taken a global leadership stance over the past 18 months, stepping into the US void. In part, this is because of rational decision making, but in part it’s because they are buying global goodwill as they crack down on dissidents and commit ongoing human rights violations. Electric vehicles are a major wedge in the global warming fight.

    Air pollution: China’s cities have notoriously bad air. The air is equivalent to typical air in New York or London 50 to 70 years ago, so this is far from unprecedented. But China’s government, as all governments do, rules at the will of the people, and the people were sick of not being able to breath. Electric vehicles are a major wedge in the air pollution fight.

    Global new technology leadership strategy: China was, and still often is, better known for its copyright- and patent-infringing knockoffs of western technology. But it’s committed to having Chinese firms be leaders in the emerging low-carbon economy. They already own the lion’s share of the solar panel market. Envision, Ming Yang, Guodian, and Goldwind are 3 of the 10 largest wind turbine manufacturers in the world. And as this list of electric car companies shows, China is committed to having its firms at the forefront of the future of transportation too.

    Here are the major car companies that can be said to be embracing the future.

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    BYD: It has been selling fully electric and hybrid cars in China for years. It’s mostly off of the radar for European and North Americans, but with China’s push to lead in the EV space, expect this brand and others to potentially start appearing on roads in the West. It already have a US presence for fleet and utility vehicles, but it’s early days. (Of course, CleanTechnica readers know this company very well.)

    SAIC: This company has several pure and hybrid electric vehicles in its lineup already. It’s also partnered with the VW and GM brands in China. At 6.9 million units sold in 2016, this is a non-trivial contender.

    FAW Group: It’s the oldest car manufacturer in China and one of the four big legacy manufacturers. It is targeting 15% Chinese market share. It gas Audi (a VW brand) and Toyota as alliance partners in the EV and hybrid space. GM is joint ventured in one of its brands too, and as that JV is focused on light-duty commercial vehicles, electric drive trains are likely there.

    Geely: This firm owns the Volvo brand, which has committed to having only electric and hybrid cars starting in 2019. Geely itself has a fully electric car as well as plug-in electric hybrid vehicles in its lineup.

    BAIC: BAIC’s Chairman predicts EV sales in China will hit the one million mark in 2018. It has opened up an EV R&D center in California. It is the Chinese partner for Daimler and the companies are jointly investing $735 million on EVs in China.

    Dongfeng: Formed in 2001, this company is on the Forbes Growth Champion list and has aggressive plans globally and in EVs. It has set up a joint venture with the Renault-Nissan Alliance to sell electric cars in China.

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    Tesla: It’s the world leader in this space, in large part because it doesn’t build anything except fully electric cars. However, it’s more influence than numbers. Tesla is by far the smallest manufacturer in terms of units sold on this list. Although, it outsold most in the pure EV space. It has reached a deal to build a factory in the free trade zone of Shanghai. As it doesn’t have a local partner, it will be subject to the 25% duty on non-Chinese vehicles, but it’s obviously betting on those rules being relaxed.

    Nissan: It still has the best selling electric car globally with the LEAF. Although, it didn’t hit the mark with its next-generation version compared to the Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt, so will undoubtedly be suffering. It’s been struggling with its dealership problem longer than anyone, so likely has the best idea how to overcome that particular inertia. It has partnered with Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng for the Chinese market.

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    GM: CEO Mary Barra has committed to three more cars on the Chevy Bolt fully electric platform. The Bolt has sold 17,000 cars in the USA in 2017 so far, making it #3 in electric car sales, but of course the Model 3 isn’t shipping yet. Barra also committed to another 20+ models on a new modular electric platform starting in 2021. If it holds to those numbers and deals with its dealership problem, it could easily surpass Tesla‘s global number of cars on the road. They have Chinese partnerships with SAIC and FAW.

    Volkswagen: The diesel scandal lit a fire under VW. It’s committing $40 billion in investment in electric vehicle and mobility tech over the next 5 years and has put out $60 billion worth of tenders to procure batteries. The VW brand encompasses a lot of other brands, so expect to see VW electric technology show up in other brands such as Audi — although, perhaps to a lesser extent. VW has Chinese partnerships with SAIC and FAW.

    There are many legacy and startup manufacturers conspicuously absent from this list.

    Toyota continues to bet on hydrogen. Although, there is some evidence it’s starting to come around on that point. Honda has limited EV expansion plans at this point. Mercedes just stopped selling its only US EV, although it’s still on sale internationally. BMW’s strategy of offering internal combustion, hybrid, and electric versions of every car is doomed to failure, so it’ll be catching up again in a decade or so. Fiat Chrysler is doing nothing in electric vehicles except the absolute bare minimum California compliance and its CEO continues to make anti-electric pronouncements in defence of the company’s do-nothing track record. Ford is making some moves, but not at the scale of GM or VW and seems to be more responding to GM than anything else. All of these legacy manufacturers could turn the corner and start committing to electric, but at present they don’t reach the level of commitment necessary to be included above.

    Startups such as Lucid, Faraday, Rimac, Dyson, and others have either no commercial products or are boutique, limited volume affairs. There is no scale there yet. In my opinion, however, they or other startups are more likely to be dominating the automotive space in 30 years than many of the current legacy manufacturers. Like Tesla, they can dodge the bullet of the dealerships and have no corporate love-affair with internal combustion engines that leads to a two-steps forward, one-step back shuffle as we’ve seen from BMW and others.

    Over the next decade, we’ll both see more of these Chinese companies with cars on the road outside of China. And we’ll also see more clearly which of the legacy manufacturers outside of China will be able to survive the transition that’s in progress. This prediction comes for free, however: Fiat Chrysler is in serious trouble.


     

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