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BMW Takes Majority Share in Chinese JV Brilliance Automotive

BMW Group now holds 75% of the shares in BBA, while its Chinese partner, Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd., indirectly holds the remaining 25%. Last year, a total of 846,237 BMW Group vehicles were delivered to customers in the Chinese market (+8.9% compared to 2020). In 2021, BBA produced more than 700,000 BMW vehicles, with around 23,000 employees. Continue reading

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Mustang Mach-E SUVs Delivered to ‘Customers’ in China

The locally-produced Mach-E is being sold via Ford BEV’s tiny network of 25 direct-to-customer stores located in major Chinese metropolitan markets Continue reading

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Is China Now Clearly in the EV Affordability Lead?

This of course is not good news for occidental auto conglomerates or their customers, which through a forced combination of government regulation, shareholder pressure and consumer sentiment are investing billions in EVs to solve the very real and deadly problem of fossil fuel use, which has increasingly visible negative health and climate effects. Continue reading

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Q1 Financial Results of BMW Exceed Market Expectations

Part of the reason, of course, was extremely low expectations for the Munich-based auto conglomerate because of the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. Continue reading

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Chinese CATL and Honda Alliance to Make EV Batteries, Technology and Maybe Autonomous Vehicles

The companies said the agreement will enable them to begin discussions on a broad range of areas including joint development, stable supply, and the recycling and reuse of batteries. Honda is spreading the risk and costs and hedging its bets on battery electric vehicles, the development of which is threatened by the ongoing Covid crisis that has already cost automotive companies billions of dollars. A key byproduct of EVS is autonomous vehicles – which may not justify the investment required for a decade or more. Continue reading

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Bentley Motors – Chinese Dealers Open With First Flying Spur Deliveries

Flying Spur has Electronic All-Wheel Steering, coupled with Active All-Wheel Drive and Bentley Dynamic Ride. Power comes from a version of Bentley’s 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12. Continue reading

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Groupe Renault Reveals A New Strategy for China

Renault will continue to provide aftersales service for its 300,000 customers through Renault dealers, and also through Alliance synergies. Further development for Renault brand passenger cars will be detailed later within a new mid-term-plan from Renault. Continue reading

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Honda Sets Monthly Record for Auto Production in China

All told Honda globally produced 4.81 million vehicles year to date. China now represents 29% of all Honda Motor production. Continue reading

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