The Chengdu Motor show 2022 started on August 26th in Chengdu, Sichuan Province in China. Despite an early closure due to COVID control measures, many New Energy Vehicles including BEVs were on display. Lei Xing introduces you to several of these impressive models.
All stimulus policies will have been phased out by the end of 2023 as China officially enters the post-policy, market driven era for NEVs.
A programme to register EV owners able to supply emergency electricity to evacuation centres in the event of disaster has been unveiled in Chiba prefecture. This adds to a growing number of such initiatives in Japan, including those in Tottori and Tochigi prefectures, and bespoke programmes launched by major car manufacturers in individual towns. In this article, we explore Chiba’s disaster preparations and the role of these EV owners.
The M3P has been thrusted into the spotlight following a spate of news in recent weeks and months surrounding the latest battery cell chemistry – otherwise known as lithium manganese iron phosphate or LMFP – from CATL.
We must look at EV dominance from a holistic view rather than from sales volume alone. If anyone can challenge Tesla’s global EV dominance in that respect, it’s BYD.
As exhibitors at the Tesla Super Summit 2022 in Nagoya on May 14th, we drove our two demonstration cars, a Nissan Ariya and Tesla Model 3, to the venue. We compared their energy efficiency over the 350km journey and found that the Ariya SUV had a superior 6.6km/kWh to the Model 3’s 5.8km/kWh, despite its disadvantages in both weight and aerodynamics.
The new energy vehicle (NEV) market in China is growing rapidly in 2022 despite disruptions. Lei Xing, the former Chief editor of China Auto Review explains what is happening in China now.
NIO, a Chinese EV start up offers a mobile power service system called ‘NIO Power’. Lei Xing , a forner chief editor of China Auto Review, gives you insight into how NIO users benefit from this service.
The futuristic, robotic and emotional ROBO-01 exuded “déjà vu” with some of its exterior and interior design features resembling EVs already on the market, now it’s time to chisel down the unnecessary and the impractical for the production vehicle and work on delivering the promises.
NIO, Xpeng, BYD, MG, MAXUS, LYNK & CO, AIWAYS, GWM and Hongqi represent a handful of Chinese brands that have “charged” into the European battleground for EVs. Each has adopted its own unique approach to tackling the local market with the intention of expanding to additional developed markets in other parts of the world including ultimately the U.S.