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2020-12-04 09:30:54

Development Environment

The State Council: Encourage to increase the license plate indicator and sell vehicles in rural areas

Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council, presided over the executive meeting of the State Council on November 18, calling for plans to boost the consumption of bulk commodities and promote the release of rural consumption potential and clearly pointing out that it is necessary to stabilize and expand the auto consumption. He encouraged to adjust and optimize the purchase restriction measures and increase the license plate indicator; encouraged qualified areas to subsidize rural residents who meet the relevant conditions; and encouraged to optimize the use environment and facilitate the construction of parking lots, charging piles and other facilities.

Zhengzhou Government plans to obsolete 17,000 China III vehicles and prohibit China IV vehicles from running in urban areas

Zhengzhou Government issued a document to specify the obsoleting target of China III trucks: 17,121 in 2020 and 7,337 in 2021. From November 1, 2020, major bulk material transportation enterprises are prohibited from using China IV diesel-powered trucks or those below this emission standard to transporting materials in the fourth ring road of Zhengzhou City. 

The RCEP is reached and new opportunities are provided for Chinese auto companies to "go global".

On November 15, 15 countries, including ten countries of ASEAN, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, formally signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the largest free trade agreement in the world. Southeast Asia has a huge emerging market, which will bring opportunities for Chinese auto companies to "go global".

The growth momentum of the auto market is still strong in November, and the growth in the first half of the month is considerable.

According to the statistics of the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), in the first week of November (1st-8th days), the average daily retail sales of passenger vehicles reached 35,094, up 20% year on year and up 42% compared with that of the first week of October, showing a stable performance. In the second week of November (9th-15th days), the average daily retail sales of passenger vehicles reached 49,854, up 15% year on year but down 13% compared with that of the second week of October. It is important to note that it is normal that the retail sales volume in the second week of November was lower than that in the second week of October. It was mainly due to the centralized receipt of orders in the National Day holiday and the centralized delivery of vehicles in the second week of October, so the performance in the second week of November was slightly worse than that of the same period in October.

NEV Industry

Hefei Government issues a document to speed up the development of new energy automobile industry

Hefei Government proposes that, by 2025, key technologies such as NEVs, power batteries, drive motors and on-board operating systems will reach the international advanced level; highly autonomous intelligent connected vehicles will be used in commercial applications in defined areas and specific scenarios, and the development of NEVs will be integrated with that of transportation, energy, information and communication; the scale of the new energy automobile industry will exceed 100 billion, the vehicle production capacity will reach 1 million, the quality and brands will be internationally competitive, and Hefei will become an important new energy automobile industry base in China.

FAW-Volkswagen upgrades its electrification strategy based on MEB platform

On November 19, FAW-Volkswagen held the launching ceremony of upgrading its product electrification strategy. Previously, FAW-Volkswagen released the first ID. series model - ID.CORZZ. MEB's "Smart Factory" has been built in Foshan.

MAXUS: Launch more than ten NEVs within 5 years.

At the 2020 Guangzhou Auto Show, the MAXUS NEW concept truck was officially unveiled. It is designed as a battery electric pickup truck. According to MAXUS, it will launch more than ten NEV models in the next five years and will achieve the goal that the new energy sales will account for more than 30% of the total by 2025.

Lifan Motors will be an "OEM" of Geely and will first mass-produce MAPLE 80V.

Lifan Motors announced at its second extraordinary general meeting in 2020 that, once the reorganization was complete, it would mass-produce Geely's battery-swapping electric MPV - MAPLE 80V. MAPLE was officially released in April this year. The first model is the small battery electric SUV - MAPLE 30X and the second mass-produced model is MAPLE 80V.

Svolt Energy's 24GWH new battery factory will be located in Germany

On November 17, Svolt Energy announced that it planned to invest about EUR 2 billion (about USD 2.4 billion) to build its first European battery factory and battery module and battery pack factory in Saarland, Germany. The battery factory is expected to be put into operation by the end of 2023. The factory will have a production capacity of 24GWh and will provide power for 300,000 to 500,000 electric vehicles per year. The battery module and battery pack factory is expected to be put into operation in mid-2022.

ICV Industry

The Mutual Recognition Roadmap of Intelligent Connected Vehicle Tests is officially released 

On November 13, the Mutual Recognition Roadmap of Intelligent Connected Vehicle Tests was officially released. It lists the problems affecting mutual recognition of the tests from the aspects of vehicle, scenario, people, network and management, and proposes to advance the objectives, schedules and main tasks of mutual recognition of road test results and test notices of intelligent connected vehicles by stages and regions. It proposes to realize mutual recognition of test results by the end of 2021 and that of test notices in 2022 ~ 2023.

Bosch China Innovation and Software Development Center opens Wuxi.

On November 19, Bosch China Innovation and Software Development Center officially opened in Wuxi. It is the first software development center opened by Bosch Group in China. With an initial investment of over CNY 35 million, the center is committed to further strengthening local innovation and software development capabilities and developing cutting-edge technologies and solutions suitable for the Chinese market.

iFLYTEK releases three core car networking system solutions.

iFLYTEK officially released three core car networking system solutions. The solutions are "Feiyu OS MATE 2021", "Feiyu Smart Assistant MM 2021" and "Feiyu Smart Cloud 1.0". These systems will solve the current interaction problems between people and cars, and strive to provide users with immersive car-machine interaction experience.

PlusAI cooperates with BlackBerry in applying QNX OS for Safety on autonomous heavy trucks

PlusAI announced that it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement with BlackBerry. According to the agreement, PlusAI will use BlackBerry's QNX OS for Safety that has passed ISO 26262 ASIL-D safety certification. It helps to further enhance the safety and reliability of the autonomous driving system on the basis of the underlying system.

Audi cooperates deeply with Alibaba in intelligent driving

On November 19, Alibaba and Audi jointly announced the deepening of strategic cooperation. Audi's next-generation models will customize a navigation system suitable for the habits of Chinese users based on Amap's navigation engine and service capabilities. At the same time, they will be equipped with Tmall Genie's on-board intelligent assistant to upgrade the capabilities like home-car connection to meet the diversified needs of Chinese users. In the future, the cooperation between the two parties will be based on the services of Amap and Tmall Genie, and will be extended to other areas of Alibaba's economy to jointly promote innovation in the automotive industry.

 

 

 

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