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2020-12-25 13:53:31

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The White Paper of China's Energy Development in the New Era was issued  
On December 21, the State Council released the white paper of China's Energy Development in the New Era. The paper proposes the researches on major common key technologies and the new energy vehicles. 
Measures for the Security Review of Foreign Investment was issued   
On December 19, the National Development and Reform Commission promulgated the Measures for the Security Review of Foreign Investment. The measures was examined and reviewed at the 13th Executive Meeting of the National Development and Reform Commission on November 27, 2020 and was approved by the State Council. It will be implemented on January 18, 2021.
The white paper of Sustainable Development of Transport in China was released
On December 22, the State Council released the white paper of Sustainable Development of Transport in China. It comprehensively introduced the achievements of China's transport development in the new era, shared the concepts and practices of China's sustainable development of transport. It also pointed out that China is transforming from a big transportation country into a powerhouse of transportation.
Beijing: No time limits on the application for quotas for new license plates 
On December 7, after Beijing formally issued the Interim Regulations on the Control of the Number of Passenger Cars in Beijing and the Detailed Rules on the Implementation of the Interim Regulations on the Control of the Number of Passenger Cars in Beijing, there has been a significant increase in the number of people who handled the registration of vehicle transfers and scrapping. The transportation department reminds that there is no household registration restriction for the registration of vehicle changes between husbands and wives. The transfer of registered vehicles to eligible children and parents of car owners need to wait for the implementation of the new policy in 2021, and no time limits on the application for renewal quotas after the vehicle is sold or scrapped before the end of the year.
Auto production and sales in November create a new record and CAAM announced the prediction on annual sales
With the continuous improvement of the domestic economic environment and the continuous promotion of various national incentive policies for auto consumption, the domestic automobile market demand is expected to continue to recover. Regarding the hot performance of the auto market in November, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers analyzed that the strategy of expanding domestic demand and the continued efforts of various policies to promote consumption have enabled the entire industry to increase production steadily, stabilize and recover the demands, and employment continued to improve. , Prices are generally stable, market expectations are improving, and the operation of the national economy continues to stabilize and recover. These factors have jointly promoted the continuous growth of automobile production and sales, and the industry situation has shown a steady and progressive trend. In 2020, my country's total automobile sales will exceed 25 million, a year-on-year decline or narrowed to less than 2%. 
NEV Industry
Qingdao released its program for the development of hydrogen energy industry
On December 14, Qingdao Municipal Development and Reform Commission formally announced the Program for the Development of Hydrogen Energy Industry in Qingdao (2020-2030). In terms of overall requirements, the development goal is to build "Oriental Hydrogen Island" ( building a national hydrogen energy and fuel cell demonstration zone); in terms of layout, it will rely on Qingdao (Jimo) Automobile Industry New City and Laixi New Energy Automobile Production Base to gather and cultivate a group of fuel cell vehicles and fuel cell power system companies with global influence; improve the supervision mechanism of hydrogen refueling stations, and clarify the supervision principles and division of duties of hydrogen refueling stations.
The Incentive Policy of Wenzhou to support the Promotion and the Application of New Energy Vehicles during 2020 to 2021 was issued
On December 22, in accordance with requirements of the "Notice on Improving the Financial Subsidy Policy for the Promotion and Application of New Energy Vehicles" of Ministry of Finance  and other 3 government ministries and commissions, Wenzhou Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Wenzhou Bureau of Finance and Wenzhou Comprehensive Law Enforcement Bureau jointly issued the Incentive Policy of Wenzhou to support the Promotion and the Application of New Energy Vehicles during 2020 to 2021, aiming to maintain policy continuity and stability, expand new energy vehicle consumption and promote the development of the new energy vehicle industry.
The Program of Building Charging Infrastructure for New Energy Vehicles in Kuming during 2020 to 2025 was issued
On December 24, the Program of Building Charging Infrastructure for New Energy Vehicles in Kuming during 2020 to 2025 was released. The program clarifies that Kunming will follow the principles of "Overall planning, moderate advancement; government guidance, market leadership; coordinated advancement and classified implementation; meeting local requirements and intensive development" to build the battery charging and swapping infrastructure that meets the needs of more than 280,000 new energy vehicles running in Kunming.
Henan province issues the new subsidy policy for charging piles
Henan Province has established the "Several Policies and Measures on speeding up the Construction of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure." The provincial finance subsidies will be given (one-time)to the users according to the construction and promotion of self-use charging piles in local residential areas. The provincial municipalities and Jiyuan demonstration zone will receive bonus of Rmb 1 million yuan if the annual building of new self-use charging piles reaches 5,000 units or more.
MOF: To reduce the tariffs for catalysts for fuel cells and circulation pumps
On December 23, the Ministry of Finance issued the "Notice on the Tariff Adjustment Program of 2021 by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council." The notice pointed out that in accordance with the relevant provisions of the "Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Import and Export Duties", the import tariffs of some commodities will be adjusted since  January 1, 2021.
FAW Toyota will strengthen the development of NEVs in 2021
FAW Toyota's 2021 new car launch strategy map had been released. According to the program, FAW Toyota will launch 6 new models next year, covering SUVs, cars, traditional fuel models and new energy models etc.. It is said that FAW Toyota's new vehicle strategy indicates its intention to further enrich its product ranges and accelerate its deployment in the new energy vehicle market.
Nio will release 150kWh batteries and cars at NIO Day
Nio had revealed that the company will launch its first car model, 150kWh battery, and NT2.0 autonomous driving platform and the second generation of battery swapping stations on January 9, 2021.
BAIC Bluepark will start the trial test of its solid-state batteries on complete vehicles 
On December 24, BAIC Bluepark stated on the social platform that the company's solid-state battery research and development project has made certain progress and trial test will start soon.
The mass production of Great Wall Motor’s first high-end new energy vehicle will start 2022 
A few days ago, Shandong Longji Machinery Co., Ltd. issued an announcement: The company has been identified as the supplier of front braking discs for the high-end model of BYD Han SUV and Great Wall Motor’s C30-C01 new energy cars. The announcement also shows that as the first model of the Great Wall Motor's high-end new energy cars, the C30-C01 cars will be mass-produced in 2022.
Bosch and Qingling Motors jointly forms JV for fuel cells 
Bosch China and Qingling Motors had signed a joint venture agreement in Chongqing. The two parties will establish a joint venture company to develop and sell fuel cell solutions. The registered capital of the joint venture is Rmb 800 million. Of which, Bosch holds 60% of the shares and Qingling holds 40%. The newly established company will be mainly responsible for the development, application, assembly, sales and service of fuel cell systems.
Hyundai Motor renews it 2025 strategy 
Recently, Hyundai Motor released the latest version of the "2025 Strategy". The new version of the 2025 Strategy also lists hydrogen energy solutions (H2 Solution) as a new business pillar.
ICV Industry
GAC and IFLYTEK forms JV for AI products
GAC Group and iFlytek had established a joint venture company (Xinghe Zhilian). The new company's business scope includes engineering and technical research and experimental development; network technology services; block chain technology-related software and services; Internet data services; artificial intelligence industry’s application system integration services; Intelligent on-board equipment sales; artificial intelligence basic software development; artificial intelligence application software development; network and information security software development; software development; auto parts research and development; intelligent robot research and development and other businesses.
GAC Honda adds a new patented device for self-driving simulation collision test
GAC Honda has invented a patented device for simulation crash test in self-driving experiment. The device is equipped with a rotating ring. It can make the auxiliary frame rotate smoothly, so as to own the experimental data of the vehicle flipping in the accident and make the experimental data more complete.
Baidu Apollo gets the first batch of licenses for test of autonomous driving in Nanjing 
On December 21, Baidu Apollo got five licenses for L4 autonomous driving test from the Nanjing Municipal Government. This is the first batch of licenses for autonomous driving test in Nanjing, and also the first batch of licenses for autonomous driving test for mass-produced vehicles with pre-factory autonomous driving devices in Jiangsu Province. The Hongqi EV self-driving car jointly developed by Baidu and FAW Hongqi will carry out self-driving tests in Qinhuai District, Nanjing.
Mass produced L3 WM Maven will be launched in 2021 
The mass production version of the WM concept car will be formally launched in 2021. The new car will be equipped with L3 automatic driving system, L4 full-scene valet parking and 5G interconnection technologies, with a maximum cruising range of up to 800 kilometers.
Lixiang launched OTA 2.0 version with 12 new functions
Lixiang Auto will push the OTA 2.0 version systems from December 26, 2020. More than 300 new car owners had conducted tests for the OTA 2.0. This upgrade will add 12 new functions and optimize and upgrade 12 functions. 
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