China EV Maker Takes Norwegian Route to Europe

New BYD SUV will be followed by several light commercial trucks


BYD Touts Safer EV Battery

Flat design boosts cooling capabilities and improves driving range


Vietnam Carmaker Takes Aim at U.S.

Vietnam’s first local carmaker, 2-year-old VinFast, aims to do something no Chinese OEM has yet accomplished: launch sales in the U.S.


Chinese Carmakers Eye Indian Market

Chinese vehicle manufacturers, who are facing slumping sales in their home market, are looking at India for potential growth.


Toyota, BYD to Form EV Venture

Toyota Motor Corp. and BYD Co. are creating a 50:50 joint venture in China that will develop battery-electric vehicle platforms and related technologies.


ABB Acquires Chinese EV Charging Specialist

Swiss engineering and robotics giant ABB Group has agreed to purchase 67% of Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., which supplies charging systems for electric vehicles.


Toyota/Lexus to Launch 3 EVs by 2021

Toyota Motor Corp. says it will launch three electric vehicles between its namesake and Lexus brands within the next two years.


Porsche in Talks with CATL on EV Batteries

Volkswagen AG’s Porsche unit has met several times with Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. about the Chinese company supplying lithium-ion batteries for future electric vehicles.

Autonomous Vehicles

Report: Global EV Sales Fell 14% in July

Worldwide deliveries of electric passenger vehicles reportedly plunged 14% to 128,000 units in July, marking the first drop in several years.


Report: Audi May Source EV Batteries from BYD

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit is in “advanced” talks with China's BYD Co. as a battery supplier for Chinese market electric vehicles, sources tell Bloomberg News.


Report: VW to Invest in China Supply Base

Volkswagen AG is looking at ways to strengthen its supply base in China through joint ventures or equity stakes, sources tell Bloomberg News.


BYD’s Net Profit Triples in First Half of 2019

Chinese electric car specialist BYD Co. doubled its sales of electrified vehicles and tripled its net income in the first half of 2019.


Toyota Invests $600 Million in DiDi Chuxing

Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $600 million in Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing Technology Co.

Car/Ride Sharing

Toyota, BYD to Co-Develop EVs for China

Toyota Motor Corp. and BYD Co. have agreed to co-develop all-electric cars and SUVs that will be marketed under Toyota’s name in China.


Toyota Finalizes EV Battery Partnership with CATL

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has launched a partnership with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd., in which CATL will supply batteries for Toyota electrified vehicles.


Chinese EV Producers Ponder Indonesia to Avoid U.S. Trade War

Two Chinese electric car makers—BYD Co. and JAC Motors—could move some production to Indonesia to avoid the trade war between China and the U.S.


Toyota, BYD, Suppliers Team Up on EV Batteries, Parts

Toyota Motor Corp. and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. are forming a strategic partnership in which CATL will begin next year to supply batteries for Toyota electric vehicles made in China.


Kyocera, BYD Partner on Renewable Energy Storage

Japan-based tech giant Kyocera Corp. and the Japanese operations of China’s BYD Co. are co-developing an integrated process to generate and store renewable energy for use in electric vehicles and other applications.


BYD to Build New EV Plant in China

Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD Co. is investing 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to construct a fourth EV manufacturing facility in Changzhou, China.


BYD Goes Big with Electric Bus

China’s BYD Co. says its 27-meter (89-ft) K12A electric bus is the world’s longest full-electric model ever.


Volvo Trucks Invests in Wireless Charging Developer

Truckmaker AB Volvo has made an unspecified investment in Momentum Dynamics Inc., a Malvern, Pa.-based developer of wireless charging systems for electric vehicles.


Domestic Brands Suffer as China Car Sales Sink

China’s domestic carmakers are taking the brunt of the country’s new-car sales slump, according to The Nikkei.


Report: Daimler in Talks to Make EVs in China

Daimler AG is in discussions with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. to make an all-electric version of the German company’s Smart brand ForTwo minicar, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Study Shows Americans Leery of Chinese Cars

One-third of American motorists wouldn’t consider buying a vehicle from a Chinese carmaker, according to a poll by car-shopping website Autolist.

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