CnEVPost Newsletter: NIO inks new deal
NIO signs deal to facilitate sales of vehicles to China's central govt agencies - CnEVPost — cnevpost.com It is not clear how many orders the agreement will bring to NIO, but its potential cannot be ignored.
NIO's H1 battery installation highest among China's new car makers - CnEVPost NIO is the second-largest passenger car customer of CATL, China's largest power battery supplier, after Tesla
NIO Life signs two luxury designers - CnEVPost NIO Life, NIO's lifestyle brand, recently signed with former LV art director Vincent du Sartel and former Cartier jewelry designer Thomas. V in Paris, France, and plans to collaborate with them to launch the Blue Sky Lab eco-friendly suitcase collection and the first jewelry products.
Li Auto's abandoned product to come back to life as Meituan's unmanned delivery vehicle - CnEVPost The SEV was the first product developed by Li Auto at its inception, but it proved to be a failure and development was discontinued three years ago. After that, Li Auto focused its efforts on the Li ONE.
Tesla says Shanghai plant has become its main export hub - CnEVPost Tesla has completed the transition of its Shanghai Gigafactory as its main vehicle export center, the company said in a Weibo post on Tuesday.
Guangdong, where XPeng is headquartered, saw 230% growth in H1 NEV production - CnEVPost The province has stepped up efforts to coordinate chip protection for key companies such as GAC, XPeng Motors and Dongfeng Nissan amid the recent global chip supply crunch, it said.
Xiaomi reportedly may set up its car business in Hefei, where NIO China is headquartered - CnEVPost A source at NIO's OEM JAC Motors said that the company could produce cars for Xiaomi, with the latter's first model targeting the sub-RMB 200,000 ($30,773) market and a foray into the battery swap business.
Xiaomi co-founder becomes director of Kaiyun Motors - CnEVPost Xiaomi Group co-founder, executive director, and senior vice president Liu De has become a director of Chinese car company Kaiyun Motors, information on the latter's official website shows.
Ehang says its new AAV production site goes into operation - CnEVPost EHang announced on July 26 that its new Automated Aerial Vehicle (AAV) production facility in Yunfu, Guangdong, southern China, went into operation at the end of June as planned.
Home appliance maker Skyworth says it plans to have its EV business listed in China by year-end - CnEVPost It's worth noting that while Skywell is aiming for a STAR market launch, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about whether it will succeed.
Power battery maker Gotion High-Tech expands its presence in upstream materials with new project - CnEVPost Gotion signed an agreement with Hefei Lujiang High-Tech Zone on July 25 to build a 200,000 ton per year cathode material production base there, further expanding its business into the upstream sector.
GAC Aion unveils zoomable LiDAR - CnEVPost The company calls it the world's first second-generation LiDAR, claiming to comprehensively surpass the current first-generation products from mainstream manufacturers.
Chinese auto chip firm Horizon Robotics joins two open source communities - CnEVPost Previously, both NIO and Li Auto have become premium members of the seL4 Foundation.
New material developed by Chinese team expected to accelerate commercialization of solid-state batteries - CnEVPost Professor Ma Cheng's team at the University of Science and Technology of China announced that they have successfully developed a new chloride solid electrolyte material, lithium zirconium chloride.
China to implement new auto return policy from next year - CnEVPost As new energy vehicles are rapidly gaining acceptance among Chinese consumers, consumer protection policies are being improved.