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MIIT: To strengthen the technology developments of complete vehicle and battery plants 
 
On January 8, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology expressed that the compete vehicle and battery makers should strengthen the technology R&D to solve the problems in the use of electric vehicles at low temperature. The ministry encourages the enterprises to cooperate with R&D institutes and universities to strengthen the development of technologies to improve the performance of electric vehicles at low temperature and the user experiences. The universities and research institutes should strengthen t research on basic common technology to provide strong support for industrial development.
 
Notice on issuing Catalogue of the Green Technologies to be promoted (2020)
 
In order to implement the relevant requirements of the Guiding Opinions on Building a Market-Oriented Green Technology Innovation System and accelerate the promotion and application of advanced green technologies, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the Ministry of Natural Resources jointly established the Green Technology Promotion Catalog (2020) to provide technical supports to promote the comprehensive green transformation of social and economic development, win the battle against pollution, and achieve the goal of carbon peak and carbon neutrality.
Notice on continuing to carry out the pilot work of the centralized collection and cross-regional transportation system for lead battery manufacturers
In order to implement the newly revised Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Solid Waste Pollution to the Environment, further increase the standardized collection and treatment rate of waste lead storage batteries, and effectively prevent environmental risks, the government decided to continue to implement the pilot works on the basis of the Pilot Work Program for Centralized Collection and Cross-Regional Transportation System of Lead Storage Battery Manufacturers.
 
Economic operation of the automobile industry in December 2020
 
In 2020, China's automobile sales reached 25.31 million units, ranking the first in the world for 12 consecutive years. Of which, the sales of new energy vehicles reached 1.37 million units, a record high in history. From January to November 2020, key enterprises (groups) in the automobile industry have realized a total of Rmb 378 trillion yuan in main business income, a year-on-year increase of 4.8%; the cumulative tax reached Rmb 473.35 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 0.4%.
 
The total trade transaction of second hand cars in home reached 14.34 million units in 2020 
 
In December 2020, the trade-volume of second-hand cars reached 1.71 million units, an increase of 8.52% from last month and a year-on-year increase of 1.27%; In 2020, the total volume of second-hand cars reached 14.34 million units, down 3.9% comparing with that of the same period of previous year. The decrease rate had been reduced to be less than 4%. The trade volume amounted to Rmb 888.84 billion yuan, down 5%.
From the perspective of the main trading models in the second-hand car market, in 2020, the total trade volume of basic passenger cars reached 8.59 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 0.32%; the total trade volume of SUVs reached 1.37 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 7.44%; the trade volume of MPVs amounted to 831,900 units, a year-on-year decrease of 13.09%; the total trade volume of cross passenger vehicles reached 339,300 units, down 9.16%; the trade volume of buses and coaches reached 1.23 million units, down 12.73%; the trade volume of trucks reached 1.32 million units, down 3.11%. 
 
NEV Industry
 
The Approval Process for the Construction of Hydrogen Refueling Stations in Hainan Province was issued 
 
In January 2021, Hainan Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Hainan Provincial Department of Transportation, Hainan Provincial Department of Natural Resources and Planning, Hainan Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment, Hainan Provincial Market Supervision Administration, Hainan Provincial Meteorological Bureau, Hainan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China jointly issued a notice on the Approval Process for the Construction of Hydrogen Refueling Stations in Hainan Province.  
 
Jinhua: The city will try to increase the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in use reached 1,000 units by 2025
 
On January 7, 2021, the Jinhua Municipal Development and Reform Commission formally released the Implementation Opinions on Accelerating the Development of the Hydrogen Energy Industry in Jinhua City (Draft for Comment). The draft pointed out that the city will build more than 15 hydrogen refueling stations in the short term (2020 to 2025) , increase the number of city buses, logistics vehicles for demonstration, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to 1,000 units. According to its long-term target (2025 to 2030), the city will build more than 2 hydrogen plants, more than 25 hydrogen refueling stations, and the number of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will exceed 3,000 units. 
 
Foshan intends to introduce new regulations for urban freight distribution
 
Foshan City Urban Green Freight Distribution Measures (Draft) had been issued for comments. Foshan will encourage the use of energy-saving and environmentally-friendly new energy and clean energy vehicles as urban distribution vehicles. In the urban green freight distribution demonstration zone, new energy distribution vehicles can run during off-peak hours with certificate, and non-new energy distribution vehicles are prohibited from 6:22 to 22 Time passes.
 
Notice on issuing the Three-year Action Program for Advanced Energy Storage Materials and Power Battery Industry Chain in Hunan Province (2021-2023) 
 
Hunan provincial government had organized the formulation of the Three-year Action Program for the Industrial Chain of Advanced Energy Storage Materials and Power Battery in Hunan Province (2021-2023) and the Five-year Action Program for the Industrial Chain of New Chemical Materials in Hunan Province (2021- 2025), to implement the strategic deployment of the provincial government for developing 20 emerging advantageous industrial chains, improve the basic capabilities of the industry and the level of the industrial chain, and support the construction of important national advanced manufacturing highlands.
 
The Whole Sales of New Energy Passenger Vehicles in December reached 210,000 units 
 
In December, the wholesale sales of new energy passenger vehicles reached 210,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 53.6%. Of which,the sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles were 34,000 units, an increase of 111.7% year-on-year. The wholesale sales of pure electric vehicles was 176,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 45.9%. In 2020, the wholesale sales of new energy vehicles were 1.17 million units, a year-on-year increase of 12.0%, showing a strong recovery in the second half of the year. In 2020, the retail sales of new energy vehicles was 1.11 million units, a year-on-year increase of 9.8%, showing a good performance in the overall growth of new energy vehicles both in home and abroad.
 
GAC's graphene battery has been mass-produced and tested
 
On January 15, GAC Group's graphene battery has entered the stage of mass production and testing, and the company will release detailed information on graphene battery technology at the end of January. GAC Aion announced that the graphene-based super fast-charge battery can be charged to 80% in 8 minutes, and the silicon negative electrode battery can provide the user a range of 1,000 km at NEDC mode.
 
SAIC released 3.0T Green Surging Power Parity Strategy
 
Recently, Roewe released the 3.0T Green Super Strong Power, Parity Strategy, and Fuel Substitution Industry Solution. Its core is to use plug-in hybrid mode to ensure the reduction of energy consumption and eliminate the anxiety on the range of pure electric vehicle . With the help of the electric motor, its power has a better performance. This is also a new direction in the future following the "Dual Core Strategy" and "Core Motion 2020+" brand strategy.
 
Renault hopes to realize recovery through electric vehicles  
 
According to news, Renault hopes to start the production of electric versions of some best-selling models from the 1960s to the 1990s. Previously, the company released a program for turning losses into profits, aimed at increasing sales and re-determining market positioning.
 
Foxconn’s affiliates established NEV technology company
 
On January 12, Nanjing Futeng New Energy Automobile Technology Co., Ltd. was established with a registered capital of approximately Rmb 323 million yuan. The business scope includes: Research and development of auto parts; and manufacturing of auto parts and accessories. The company is wholly-owned by Hongfujin Precision Industry ( Shenzhen ) Co., Ltd..
 
Volvo tries to increase its production in Ghent 
 
Volvo will triple its production capacity at its Ghent plant in Belgium. It is estimated that by 2022, Volvo's electric vehicle production at the plant will reach 60% of the company's overall EV production capacity.
 
Toyota will build electric version of Land Cruiser 
 
According to reports, Toyota Motor is expanding its cooperation with Australian mining giant BHP to electrify the Land Cruiser 70-series off-road vehicles in the Australian market. The prototype is currently being tested.
 
ICV Industry
 
Volkswagen launches AR head-up display system
 
Volkswagen has launched a new AR head-up display system and will use the system firstly on the pure electric ID.3 and ID.4 models. It is reported that the AR head-up display system can divide important information into two levels. They will be respectively projected into the two fields of views on the windshield. 
 
Nio applies for the trademark for Nio Super Computing Platform 
 
On January 8, Shanghai Nio Automobile Co., Ltd. started the application for trademark of NIO Supercomputing Platform. It is reported that ET7 has used NIO's latest autonomous driving technology (NAD). It uses NIO Aquila super sensing system and NIO ADAM Supercomputing Platform.
 
Apple and Hyundai intend to sign agreement for cooperation in AppleCar autonomous driving 
 
Hyundai Motor and Apple will sign a cooperation agreement for electrified self-driving cars in March 2021, and the models are expected to be produced in the United States as early as 2024. At present, Korean Hyundai Motor and Apple have not commented on this matter.
 
Horizon Robotics will launch flagship Zhengcheng 5 chips in 2021 
 
In the first half of 2021, Horizon Robotics will launch the industry's flagship Zhengcheng 5 chip for L3/L4 autonomous driving systems. The chip has up to 96 TOPS of artificial intelligence computing power and supports 16-channel camera perception computing, with performance beyond the current world’s leading mass-produced autonomous driving chip(Tesla FSD).
 
Qualcomm announces cooperation with NIO on next-generation digital cockpit technology to accelerate the development of 5G intelligent connected cars
 
On January 10, Qualcomm Technologies and NIO announced that they would cooperate to launch the latest next-generation digital cockpit technology for NIO’s first flagship cars (NIO ET7). The NIO ET7 will be mass-produced in 2022, will use the third-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive digital cockpit platform and Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive 5G platform to bring users an intelligent and immersive in-vehicle experience.
 
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