The Chinese New Energy Vehicle market: A wattEv2Buy analysis of China EV Sales for H1 2017 and show the best and worst brands and models for this semester.
In this week’s blog series on introducing Chinese electric car brands, we look at BAIC and its sub-brand BJEV ( #BAIC #BJEV ).
How successful is the Chinese New Energy Vehicles Program? The State Auditor found that 45% of Chinese EV makers sold less than 500 models per year.
Traum Auto, another new vehicle brand chasing the Chinese dream. The latest brand is from the Zotye stable officially launched on the 27th of June 2017.
In this week’s blog series on introducing Chinese electric car brands, we look at Thunder Power Holdings ( #ThunderPower ).
In this week’s blog series on introducing Chinese electric car brands, we look at Guangzhou Automobile Group (#GAC Motors).
VW and JAC create electric vehicle joint venture for China over a 25 year period, with the first mass market electric vehicle expected in 2018.
In 2012 SAAB, the failed Swedish vehicle manufacturer was acquired by a group of Chinese shareholders and rebranded as NATIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLES SWEDEN (NEVS). Now, five years later, the company is finally unveiling a concept if its much anticipated electric vehicle.
China’s electric car sector is known for its ugly models, most are either bad clones of other brands, such as the Tesla Model S clone the Youxia Ranger X.
Recently the Chinese Government embarked on a program to clean up the EV sector and halting development of new combustion plants.
Top 10 EV Countries Q1 EV sales – USA beats China. wattEV2Buy dissect EV sales for Q1 2017 in the top 10 countries by make and model.
Be warned Big Auto, the China EV strategy is to dominate! The Chinese Government is gearing the local EV sector to dominate the world’s Top 10 EV brands.
EV sales for 2017 kicked off rather poorly in January with a disappointingly low 7,000 units. The Chinese holiday season and the regulatory clampdown on the abuse of EV subsidies were blamed for the lackluster sales.
The large Chinese Internet company, with holdings in various electric vehicle companies, have acquired a significant stake in Tesla. The acquisition was made by accumulating stock over time.
LeEco, now known for overpromising and massively under delivering, claimed that its premium car, the Faraday Future FF91, is a “Tesla Killer.” LeEco unveiled the FF91 “Tesla Killer” at the 2017 CES in Las Vegas along with the LeSee concept electric vehicle.
Surprisingly, at closer inspection, PHEV’s are gaining on BEV’s in the majority of the Top 10 EV markets. In our study below we compare the proportion of BEV’s to PHEV’s in the Top 10 EV markets by plotting all EV’s sold from the start of the decade to EV’s sold since 2016, when most automakers changed their electric vehicle strategies.
February sales nearly tripled, with the new-comers the BAIC EC180 EV and SAIC Roewe eRX5 PHEV causing much of the stir. The SAIC Roewe SUV PHEV, introduced in the second half of 2016 is known as the Alibaba Connected Car, running Alibaba’s YunOS software, making the RX5 the world’s first internet car.
For an individual to reach the top 50 position on the Forbes list from vehicle manufacturing was only possible if your parents left you a trust fund with a bunch of 100-year-old stock in a big brand.
The Chinese Government has called for comments on a proposal to invite foreign automakers to manufacture in the country.