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Development Environment

The 2020 Version of Negative List for the Access of Foreign Investment was released

On June 23, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce respectively issued the Special Administrative Measures (Negative List) for the Access of Foreign Investment (2020) and Special Administrative MesuaresNegative List) for China Pilot Free Trade Zones for Admittance of Forgein Investments. They were implemented on July 23, 2020. Comparing with those implemented in 2019 , the areas in 2020 negative lists for foreign investments access are further reduced. Of which, the areas in national negative list are reduced from 40 to 33, the reduction rate is 17.5%, and 2 areas are partially opened; the areas in the negative list for the Pilot Free Trade Zones are reduced to 30 from 37, the reduction rate is 18.9%, and one area is partially opened.

Automobile imports and exports in May reached USD 8.33 billion, down 36.9% year-on-year

In May, the total import and export of automobile commodities was USD 8.33 billion, down 10% from the previous month and declining 36.9% comparing with that of the same month of previous year. Of which, the import value of automobile commodities was USD 3.78 billion, down 3.1% from the previous month and decreasing 47.2% comparing with that of the same month previous year; the export value of automobile commodities was USD 4.55 billion, down 15% from last month and declining 24.6% comparing with that of the same month of previous year. From January to May, the total import and export of automobile commodities was USD 50.26 billion, decreasing 20.9% comparing with that of the same period of previous year. Of which, the import value of automobile commodities was USD24.57 billion, down 25.9%, and the export value of automobile commodities was USD 25.69 billion, decreasing 15.32% comparing with that of the same period of previous year. Their declining rates both exceeded those of January to April 2020.

The Sales of Auto markets in the World are different in May: The sales in Europe and the United

States began to recover and the Japanese market continued to deteriorate

In May, the sales of light vehicles in the Unite Sates are expected to be close to 1.05 million units, a 33% decline comparing with that of the same month of previous year. It is estimated that the annual auto sales in the United States will be close to 11.4 million units. The auto sales in Europe also showed signs of initial recovery in May. In May, the number of new vehicle registrations in the European Union, the United Kingdom and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries was about 623,800 units, a year-on-year decrease of 56.8%. The epidemic continued to suppress Japanese automobile market, forcing the cutting of the productions of major Japanese automakers including Toyota, Honda and Nissan.

The Retail Sales of Automobiles in July 2018 will increase markedly

July is the traditional off-season for automobile sales. Under the influence of seasonal decline of sales and manufacturers' high-temperature holidays, the growth pace of wholesale sales in July will slowed down slightly and fell slightly from the previous month. According to the forecast of WYAS, the retail sales of passenger vehicles in July 2020 will be 1.74 million units, a year-on-year increase of 19.9% and up 3.6% from last month.

NEV Industry

Shandong released the First Provincial Program for the Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Mid- and Long-Term

The Medium-and Long-Term Development Program for the Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Shandong Province (2020-2030) is called 3677 strategy. It include the following targets: "Three steps" to build a national hydrogen energy and fuel cell demonstration area; the “Linkage of Six Cities” to cultivate the "Hydrogen Economic Belt in Shandong”; “Seven projects” to implement innovation-driven, equipment upgrade, basic guarantee, demonstration application, industrial integration, standard construction, safety and environmental protection projects; “Seven measures” to improve working mechanism, focus on strategic guidance, increase capital investment, and strengthen land use guarantee, encourage the trial, accelerate demonstration and promotion, and carry out monitoring and evaluation.

Anhui Province will extend the policies of New Energy Vehicle Purchase Subsidies and Exemption of Vehicle Purchase Tax Delayed until the End of 2022

The Anhui Provincial Leading Group for Accelerating the Development of Modern Service Industry issued the “Opinions on Effective Response to Epidemic and Fully Promoting the Steady and Healthy Development of the Service Industry” (hereinafter referred to as “Opinions’). The “Opinions” pointed out that the providing of the subsidies to the purchases of new energy vehicles and the exemption from vehicle purchase tax will be extended to the end of 2020. By the end of 2020, the province will have 50 provincial-level special blocks

Guangzhou approved the Guangzhou Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Program (2019 to 2030)

On June 24, Guangzhou Municipal Government approved the “Guangzhou Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Plan” (2019-2030). The program clearly points out that the government will build Guangzhou as a hydrogen energy hub in the southern region of China and establish a complete industrial chain of hydrogen energy. By 2030, it will build a hydrogen energy industrial system integrating production, storage, transportation, trading, and application, and realize an output value of more than Rmb 200 billion yuan.

Nio will build more than 50 new battery swapping stations within 2020

Nio will launch its 20kW charging piles (for family use) with the 100kWh catteries in July, 2020. The company will also build more than 50 battery swapping stations within 2020.

BYD will build the recycling center for power batteries in Shandong

On June 16, BYD signed contract with Shangdong Zaozhuang Branch of China Tower for jointly building the recycling center for ladder utilization use of power batteries in Shandong Province.

Yuchai starts the production of pure electric commercial vehicles

On June 28, Yuchai formally stated the production of pure electric commercial vehicles. The company will focus on the production of urban logistics vehicles, sanitation vehicles, and special purpose vehicles based on the company's existing advantages in new energy power research and development etc.. The annual production capacity of the company will be 50,000 in future.

Shandong released the First Provincial Program for the Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Mid- and Long-Term

The Medium-and Long-Term Development Program for the Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Shandong Province (2020-2030) is called 3677 strategy. It include the following targets: "Three steps" to build a national hydrogen energy and fuel cell demonstration area; the “Linkage of Six Cities” to cultivate the "Hydrogen Economic Belt in Shandong”; “Seven projects” to implement innovation-driven, equipment upgrade, basic guarantee, demonstration application, industrial integration, standard construction, safety and environmental protection projects; “Seven measures” to improve working mechanism, focus on strategic guidance, increase capital investment, and strengthen land use guarantee, encourage the trial, accelerate demonstration and promotion, and carry out monitoring and evaluation.

Anhui Province will extend the policies of New Energy Vehicle Purchase Subsidies and Exemption of Vehicle Purchase Tax Delayed until the End of 2022

The Anhui Provincial Leading Group for Accelerating the Development of Modern Service Industry issued the “Opinions on Effective Response to Epidemic and Fully Promoting the Steady and Healthy Development of the Service Industry” (hereinafter referred to as “Opinions’). The “Opinions” pointed out that the providing of the subsidies to the purchases of new energy vehicles and the exemption from vehicle purchase tax will be extended to the end of 2020. By the end of 2020, the province will have 50 provincial-level special blocks

Guangzhou approved the Guangzhou Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Program (2019 to 2030) 

On June 24, Guangzhou Municipal Government approved the “Guangzhou Hydrogen Energy Industry Development Plan” (2019-2030). The program clearly points out that the government will build Guangzhou as a hydrogen energy hub in the southern region of China and establish a complete industrial chain of hydrogen energy. By 2030, it will build a hydrogen energy industrial system integrating production, storage, transportation, trading, and application, and realize an output value of more than Rmb 200 billion yuan.

Nio will build more than 50 new battery swapping stations within 2020

Nio will launch its 20kW charging piles (for family use) with the 100kWh catteries in July, 2020. The company will also build more than 50 battery swapping stations within 2020.

BYD will build the recycling center for power batteries in Shandong

On June 16, BYD signed contract with Shangdong Zaozhuang Branch of China Tower for jointly building the recycling center for ladder utilization use of power batteries in Shandong Province.

Yuchai starts the production of pure electric commercial vehicles  

On June 28, Yuchai formally stated the production of pure electric commercial vehicles. The company will focus on the production of urban logistics vehicles, sanitation vehicles, and special purpose vehicles based on the company's existing advantages in new energy power research and development etc.. The annual production capacity of the company will be 50,000 in future.

WM Motor and State Grid will jointly promote the Application of V2G Technology

WM Motor announced that it will work with the State Grid to jointly promote the application of V2G technology. At present, WM Motor has successfully passed tests on the V2G, charging piles and the road use.

UISEE and Dongli District of Tianjin jointly build the Self-driving Operating Demonstration Area

UISEE and Dongli District Government of Tianjin had signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The two parties will jointly build a demonstration area for large-scale operation of self-driving covering many types of typical real economic scenes, fulfill the target of building the benchmark for the development of emerging economic industries with international influence, and promote the self-driving technologies and solutions for typical scenes both in home and abroad.

Didi starts the Self-driving Ride-hailing Service in Shanghai

On June 27, the large scale operation of manned intelligent connected vehicle started in Shanghai. Didi started its  autonomous driving service to the public for the first time. At this stage, the test scope of Didi 's manned self-driving vehicles is limited in the opened test roads in Shanghai, such as automobile exhibition centers, office areas, subway stations, and hotels etc.. The self-driving test vehicle operates with safety officer in accordance with relevant regulations, and the officer can take over the vehicle at any time to deal with emergencies. Didi has also set up a self-driving safety escort center to solve the problems of remote assistance that may occur in autonomous driving operations in the future.

Chengdu and Baidu Apollo signed the strategic cooperation agreement

On June 24, Chengdu Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone and Baidu reached a strategic cooperation. The two parties will jointly promote the construction of the first intelligent driving benchmark project in Sichuan Province in the future, and start autonomous driving operations including Robotaxi to the public service.

Tencent Intelligent Mobility launches three new businesses

On June 24, Tencent Smart Mobility announced the launch of new businesses in the three major areas of Internet of Vehicles, autonomous driving and digital marketing. In addition, Tencent's new TAI3.0 (upgraded version), including an ecological open platform (Tencent small scene) + two in-vehicle apps, will be applied on the mass produced new Haval F7 SUVs.

 

Miss.Ren Ting

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