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General Motors plans to launch 15 new and redesigned car models in China

Le 2 March 2018, 05:31 dans Humeurs 0

Through this new market offensive with the introduction of new models, GM is responding to the demands of customers in China for vehicles such as SUVs, minivans and luxury vehicles. With this move, GM is planning to further increase its sales and market share in China. According to the Association of Automobile Manufacturers in China, nationwide sales of vehicles of all manufacturers increased by 3 percent in 2017 to 28.88 million vehicles sold.

GM’s joint ventures in China sold a total of 4.04 million vehicles, an increase of 4.4 percent over the previous year, which is slightly above the Chinese average.

The GM group also announced that a significant 20 new electric vehicles launched worldwide by 2023 are also expected to be sold in China. GM also plans to introduce its “Super Cruise” assistance system in China as a trend towards self-driving and autonomous vehicles.

GM is acting as a joint venture in China under the name “Shanghai General Motors”, or SAIC-GM, where it distributes the Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac brands on mainland China. According to GM, China has been the Group’s largest market for 6 consecutive years.

General Motors announces launch of new car models for China

In 2017, SAIC-GM also began exporting China-built vehicles to South America and Southeast Asia. Also last year, the export of the models Buick Envision and the Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid to the USA began. However, exports are still a small part of GM’s total production in China.

Components and entire vehicles must obtain China Compulsory Certification (CCC) in the Chinese market. The CCC certification includes factory audits and product tests.

For more information on how CCC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, the process, and the associated costs, please visit our website and our News Section where you will find current updates twice a week.

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China is currently the world’s largest market for electric mobility

Le 9 February 2018, 03:50 dans Humeurs 0

The sales of electric cars increased by 63 percent worldwide in 2017. With strong demand in China and support from the Chinese government for the relevant infrastructure, more than half of the world’s electric vehicle production is now sold in China. Of the 287,000 vehicles sold in 2017, including electric cars and plug-in hybrids, approximately 150,000 vehicles were sold in China.

In 2016 1.8% of the vehicles sold in China where electric cars and plug-in hybrids. This is the highest market share of electric vehicles worldwide. All major automobile manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo Cars have announced that they will launch electric versions of their models over the next few years. Hangzhou based Geely Auto, owner of Volvo Cars, plans to discontinue its production of combustion engine based cars in 2020. The company also produces an electric version of the well-known London taxis and it was reported that Uber is also interested in buying 24,000 Volvo electric vehicles.

In October, another major Chinese automotive company, Great Wall Motors, announced a collaboration in the production of electric cars with BMW. The Guangzhou Automobile Group, which has joint ventures with Fiat, Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota, and is a newcomer to the electric mobility market, has announced its plans to research “smart vehicles” and self-driving vehicles with Chinese technology group Tencent.

The increasing demand for electrically powered vehicles in China is also a result of the incentives offered by the Chinese government. China wants to be a pioneer in electromobility and is expected to ban the sale of combustion based vehicles from 2030 onwards. One reason for this is the increasing air pollution in major Chinese cities. Some cities now give preference to electric vehicles for new registrations. From 2019 it is planned to introduce fixed quotas for electric cars for all vehicles produced in China. In addition, another 12,000 charging stations are to be built in China by 2020.

For more information on how CCC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, the process and the associated costs, please visit our website and our News Section where you will find updates twice a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details and consultation. You can contact us via Email, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).

 

You can also check out our free CCC-Brochure, which can be downloaded right here as a PDF file, or you can consult our English textbook “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be found directly here on Amazon.

China Primed to Be Next Technology Superpower

Le 26 January 2018, 04:46 dans Humeurs 0

China is already making huge strides in advanced technologies. So it came as no surprise when late last year President Xi Jinping voiced his desire to see China a “science and technology superpower”.

There are already a number of successes to demonstrate China’s determination and expertise in this field. A few examples include the launch of Mozi, the first quantum satellite in 2016 and Tiangong, their own space lab and initiative. China has also established engineering laboratories dedicated to virtual and augmented reality, deep learning and brain inspired intelligence.

Their current ambitions revolve around aerospace and cyber industries. China wants to become a world leader in AI by the year 2030 and it is also making inroads with nanotechnology, biotechnology and quantum information science, aiming to achieve supremacy in the latter as early as this year.

There is healthy government funding, reportedly running into billions of dollars, to back up these bold intentions. The country is currently building the National Laboratory for Quantum Information Science and is set to become the world’s largest facility of this kind.

It is not just the government driving Chinese advanced technology forward, executives with a passion for innovation are making their own mark on the technological landscape. Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei Technologies, filed more patent applications than any other company in the world last year. Whilst Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, has vowed to bring autonomous vehicles to the Chinese market as early as 2019.

 

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The success of tech giants is leading to greater investment in new ventures. These ventures are in turn supported by China’s growing population and a well-developed network of suppliers, logistics specialists and manufacturers. The vast scale of the Chinese market drives powerful efficiencies as new products and services that will become available to hundreds of millions of people. Here is a growing middle and upper class that is showing themselves to be quick to adapt to new technologies.

China is now one of the world’s top three markets for venture capital in digital technologies, which  includes virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, drones, 3D printing and AI. They also have third of the world’s most successful start-ups, valued at more than a billion dollars.  With so much government investment and a thriving technology industry, offering many built-in advantages, China seems sure to rival and overtake the US as the world’s greatest technology superpower in the years to come.

For more information on how CCC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, the process and the associated costs, please visit our website and our News Section where you will find current updates twice a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details and consultation. You can contact us via Email, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).

 

You can also check out our free CCC-Brochure, which can be downloaded right here as a PDF file, or you can consult our English textbook “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be found directly here on Amazon.

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