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NIO's battery swap station built with furniture retail giant reaches 20 - CnEVPost — cnevpost.com NIO and Red Star signed a partnership agreement in February to jointly build 60 charging stations and battery swap stations.
NIO completes new charging line under Power North plan - CnEVPost The company announced on Wednesday that it has completed the layout of a charging route along the Dushanzi-Kuqa highway in the far western part of China, covering a total distance of 560km.
NIO's OEM JAC expects to turn profitable in H1 - CnEVPost JAC Motors expects to turn around to profit in the first half of the year, with net profit attributable to shareholders of the listed company amounting to RMB 480 million ($73.7 million).
XPeng P7 will overtake Audi A4 sales in China 'in a while', says CEO - CnEVPost XPeng delivered 6,565 units in June including 4,730 units of the P7. By comparison, the Audi A4 sold 9,201 units in China in June.
XPeng establishes two new car sales companies - CnEVPost NIO is building its iconic battery swap stations at a rapid pace, while its local counterpart XPeng Motors appears to be focusing on opening new car sales companies.
Li Auto opens its largest after-sales repair center in Guangzhou - CnEVPost Li Auto opened its new after-sales repair center in Guangzhou on Wednesday, saying it is its largest in China.
Huawei removes Su Jing as president of smart driving, earlier rumors said he would join NIO - CnEVPost Huawei announced its executive shakeup decision on Tuesday, removing Su Jing from his role as head of smart driving. Earlier this month there were rumors that Su had joined NIO, but the rumors were denied.
Tesla, NIO supplier CATL to unveil sodium-ion batteries on July 29 - CnEVPost Analysts said that in an era of energy change, sodium-ion batteries are expected to gain adoption at an accelerated pace due to their clear advantages in terms of resource quantity and cost.
CATL takes stake in Hillhouse Capital's fund to invest in chips, batteries - CnEVPost CATL said its participation as a limited partner is mainly to expand its investment channels and obtain a reasonable return on investment.
Xiaomi looking for 500 engineers for its self-driving business - CnEVPost Xiaomi has launched a hiring drive for the self-driving division of its automotive business, with plans to hire the first 500 engineers.
Baidu opens Apollo Park in Shanghai to accelerate robotaxi fleet deployment - CnEVPost Baidu Apollo will expand its robotaxi fleet in Shanghai by more than 200 units, making it the largest self-driving fleet in East China, the company said.
GAC Aion, Huawei join forces to build premium brand, first SUV to be launched in 2023 - CnEVPost The brand has two other models based on the same platform as the AH8, including an MPV and a high-end coupe.
Baidu among first companies allowed to conduct self-driving tests on highways - CnEVPost Several companies, including Baidu, have been among the first in China to be allowed to test autonomous driving on some highways, meaning the test extends from regular city roads to more scenarios.
GAC says it aims for half of its vehicle sales to be NEVs by 2035 - CnEVPost GAC aims to reach 3.5 million vehicles in both production and sales by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of more than 10 percent and a market share of more than 12 percent.
GAC Aion shows technology with charging speed comparable to refueling - CnEVPost The company's 3C high-rate fast charging technology enables vehicles to be charged from 0 to 80 percent in 16 minutes, with a charging time of 10 minutes for 30 percent to 80 percent charge.
Appliance maker Skyworth unveils new model, priced from $23,500 - CnEVPost Chinese appliance giant Skyworth has launched its new mid-size all-electric SUV EV6, which includes four specifications and is priced at RMB 152,800 ($23,500)-249,800.
Patent drawings of Evergrande Auto's flagship sedan Hengchi 1 revealed - CnEVPost The patent drawings appear in the China National Intellectual Property Administration's (CNIPA) database and include design details of the Hengchi 1 from all angles.
LFP batteries recovering lost ground in passenger car market - CnEVPost It is worth noting that about 74.42 percent of the installed capacity of lithium iron phosphate batteries came from the passenger car market, at 16.76 GWh.
Prices of semi-solid-state batteries expected to drop to level of liquid lithium batteries by next year, expert says - CnEVPost Solid-state batteries, or semi-solid-state batteries, may enter mass use sooner than people expect.
Anhui aims to produce over 10% of China's NEVs by 2023 - CnEVPost Anhui accounted for about 7 percent of China's NEV production in the first half of the year.
Safety concerns biggest deterrent for people to buy EVs, survey shows - CnEVPost The poll drew 16,000 participants, with 9,246 saying they were worried about safety, or 58 percent. A total of 3,981 people said they were worried about range, or 25 percent.
China's car sales expected to reach 30 million units by 2025, report says - CnEVPost China's auto market has seen steady growth, with sales expected to reach a record high of 30 million units by 2025, a new report said.