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2020-07-17 17:08:29

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Shanghai relaxes conditions for registration of pickups
 
On July 10, Shanghai Municipal Government announced that the city will further relax the requirements on the registration of pickup trucks. The pickup trucks can be registered by using C license plates.
 
The ex-factory prices for industrial producers in June fell 3.0% year-on-year
 
In June, the national ex-factory prices for industrial producers declined by 3.0% comparing with that of the same month of previous year and rose by 0.4% from last month; the purchasing prices for industrial producers fell by 4.4% comparing with that of the same month of previous year and increased by 0.4% from last month. In the first half of the year, the ex-factory prices for industrial producers fell by 1.9% over the same period of last year, and the purchasing prices for industrial producers decreased by 2.6%. In June, the price of fuels for transportation increased by 0.2% from last month and decreased by 19.1% comparing with that of the same month of previous year, and the average price of fuels in the first half of the year declined 12.2% comparing with that of the same period of previous year .
 
Consumer prices rose 2.5% in June
 
In June, the national consumer price rose by 2.5% comparing with that of the same month of previous year and fell by 0.1% from last month; in the first half of the year, the national consumer price rose by 3.8% year-on-year.
 
The operation of China's auto industry recovered in the second quarter of 2020
 
In the second quarter of 2020, the auto industry prosperity index ACI was 15, which was 9 points higher than that in the first quarter of 2020, and it was still in the blue light zone. The consensus composite index of the automobile industry increased by 1.02 point from the first quarter, and the leading composite index increased by 4.66 points from the previous quarter.
 
The Auto Production and Sales during January to June both exceeded 10 million units 
 
In June, automobile production and sales reached 2.33 million units and 2.3 million units respectively, up 6.3% and 4.8% from last month and increasing by 22.5% and 11.6% comparing with those of the same month of previous year. From January to June, the total production and sales of automobiles both exceeded 10 million units, reaching 10.11 million units and 10.26 million units respectively, decreasing 6.8% and 16.9% comparing with those of the same period of previous year.
 
The inventory coefficient of auto dealers in June was 1.74
 
The China Automobile Dealers Association announced that the comprehensive inventory coefficient of auto dealers in June was 1.74, an increase of 26.1% year-on-year and up 12.3% from last month. The inventory level was still above the warning line. In June, the inventory coefficient of high-end luxury & imported brand vehicles was 1.35, an increase of 8.0% from the previous month; the inventory coefficient of vehicles made by JVs was 1.77, an increase of 23.7% from the previous month; the inventory coefficient of indigenous brand manufacturers was 2.07, an increase of 8.8% from the previous month.
 
NEV Industry
 
The Monthly Growth of Sales of Power Batteries in June increased 34%
 
In June, the sales of power batteries in China was 4.7GWh, decreasing by 29.1% comparing with that of the same month of previous year and up 34% from last month. China’s accumulated sales of power batteries in the first half of 2020 was 17.5GWh, down 41.8% year-on-year. The new energy vehicle market as a whole is recovering.
 
The total number of charging piles in China reached 1.32 million units
 
In June 2020, the China Electric Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance announced that building of the charging piles in China in June reached 558,000 units, and the cumulative number of charging infrastructure nationwide is 1.32 million units, an increase of 31.9% year-on-year.
 
The building of GAC Mitsubishi’s plant for NEVs started
 
On July 8, the building of GAC Mitsubishi's plant for new energy vehicles started. The mass production of the first new energy model jointly developed by GAC Group and Mitsubishi Motors is scheduled to start in 2021.
 
Nanjing Sunwoda starts the mass production of new energy vehicles
 
On July 10, Nanjing Sunwoda started the mass production of new energy vehicles. The first phase construction had the investment of Rmb 3.5 billion, with the annual production capacity of 4GWh. 
 
Shenzhen V&T Technology signed agreement with BYD Battery for Strategic Cooperation
 
On July 9, Shenzhen V&T and BYD Battery signed the framework agreement for strategic cooperation. The two parties will conduct the cooperation in the areas of motor controller units, integrated electronic control systems, power batteries, high-voltage DC relays, metalized film capacitors, high-voltage DC fuses and other products. 
 
CATL signed agreement with Honda for cooperation
 
On July 10, CATL and Honda signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The two parties will conduct the cooperation in areas such as research and development, supply, recycling and recycling of power batteries.
 
Nio’s integrated charging/swapping station is put into use
 
On July 10, Beijing CDC Nio Supercharge Station was formally put into use. There are a total of 4 Nio supercharging piles in the station, and it only takes about half of an hour to charge the SOC from 20% to 80%. In addition to charging, car owners can also take a rest at the Nio Delivery Center. It has a complete set of supporting facilities.
 
ICV Industry
 
Hebei Province released its Action Plan for Digital Transformation of Automobile Manufacturing Industry
 
Hebei Province released the action plan for digital transformation of the automobile manufacturing industry (2020-2022). It is proposed that by 2022, the province's automobile manufacturing industry will basically realize digital manufacturing, and significant progress will be made in the intelligent transformation of the vehicle manufacturing field, and the digital manufacturing level and digitalization of the parts manufacturing will be greatly improvent.
 
Shangahi expands the areas for test of autonomous driving
 
Shanghai Jinqiao Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Area had been formally put into use. It has the length of 30.6km.It is the first open test road for autonomous driving in the central urban area of Shanghai and the first typical test scenario for the urban open test road for intelligent connected vehicles in the central urban area of a super large city in China
 
WeRide won the home first permission for remote test
 
On July 10, WeRide obtained the home’s first remote test permit for intelligent connected vehicles. Within the scope of the road test in Guangzhou, it will formally carried out a fully self-driving road test on open roads, and use 5G-based remote control to ensure the safety and controllability of the entire process of road testing.
 
BMW and Ablibaba will jointly accelerate the digitalization transformation 
 
The Alibaba Cloud Innovation Center-BMW Startup Garage Joint Innovation Base, which is jointly established by BMW and Alibaba, will be built in Shanghai. The two parties will jointly create an innovation incubation ecosystem in the field of "Internet + Automobile". The project will promote BMW's digital transformation and is also the layout of BMW's "2+4" strategy in China.
 
Didi and People’s Bank will operate in intelligent mobility 
 
On July 8, Didi formally announced the cooperation with the People’s Bank of China. They will jointly research and explore the scenario innovation and application of digital currency in the field of smart mobility. Both parties hope to promote the platform ecology construction of digital currency in diversified travel scenarios.
 
Inceptio Technology released the world's leading ultra-long-distance accurate 3D perception technology
 
Inceptio Technology had released its latest ultra-long-distance precision 3D sensing technology. Its  sensing distance can reach 1,000 meters, and the ranging error can reach 5% or less.
 
PATEO receives investments from Haier 
 
After receiving strategic finances from DFM, Suning Group, and Xiaomi Group, Shanghai PATEO received investment from Haier Group. This investment is Haier Group's capital injection into PATEO as a strategic investor. The amount of investment and the specific share ratio have not yet been disclosed.
 
 
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