Hydrogen vehicles in China: The next frontier in the new-energy vehicle market

Hydrogen vehicles in China

On June 9th, Chen Kele, the deputy director of the intelligent manufacturing promotion department of the Shanghai Economic and Information Technology Commission, announced that the Shanghai City Cluster plans to introduce 5,000 hydrogen fuel vehicles within 4 years, including 3,400 trucks, 1,400 passenger cars and 200 buses. Five thousand hydrogen fuel vehicles, it seems like […]

What does the CAI mean for the European Automotive Industry?

EU-China investment deal impact on auto industry

After seven years of negotiations and serious concessions on both sides, the European Commission and the Chinese government finally reached an agreement on the European Union (EU)-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). This investment deal serves to re-balance investment relations by allowing each party more access to each other’s market. As such, its successful implementation […]

XPENG: a Chinese EV maker’s “Internet DNA”

Xpeng or Xiaopeng Motors case study Chinese EV brand

XPENG, or Xiaopeng Motors, is one of the hottest Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers,  which gains its popularity from its technological innovations. After surges of Tesla and NIO stocks, two of the most discussed EV brands globally, XPENG’s stock’s exponential growth in November also caught investors and the general public’s attention. Compared to Tesla and NIO, […]

Automotive industry in China: How carmakers compete for first place

Electric cars in China

Auto industry in China. China has been the world’s largest automotive market for years. That is why carmakers around the world are fighting to sell their cars to Chinese consumers. However, in a market mainly dominated by Chinese brands (42%), what are the trends and growth drivers that international carmakers can follow? The automotive sector […]

Volkswagen in China: Market analysis of the nation’s #1 car brand

Volkswagen in China

History of Volkswagen in China On March 28th, 1937, ‘Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens GmbH’ was founded in Germany. Later on Sep 16th, 1938, it got a name ‘Volkswagenwerk GmbH’. It is now one of the world’s largest international automobile companies, which produces and sells automobiles throughout the world. Today, the German company owns […]

Lexus in China: Past success and recent crisis

Lexus in China

In 2019, Lexus in China sold over 200 thousand vehicles, with 25% growth year-on-year. 2019 was the third year that Lexus has a sales growth of more than 20% and was the year in which Lexus sole its millionth vehicle in China. Lexus China’s recent success is reflective of China’s luxury car market, which also […]

The auto insurance market in China

the auto insurance market in China

Brief history of auto insurance in China People Insurance Company of China (PICC) provided the first local car insurance in China in the year 1950, which ended foreign monopoly in the industry. Most consumers in China were not aware of auto insurance at inception. In 1980, auto insurance in China was gradually promoted along with […]

Market Research on Car sales in China

car sales in China

Market Research on Car sales in China [more about market research in China] China` spectacular economic growth over the past 20 years has been reflected in the emergence of the world`s fastest growing consumer market and a vibrant, burgeoning middle class. As incomes in China have risen, so have Chinese consumers` interest in products that […]

What is the power of China manufacturing associations?

Chinese manufacturing associations

What is the power of China manufacturing associations? Chinese industry is booming for many years. During this period, China improves its influence in many sectors, taking advantage of its industrial superpower. But in domestic market, how the powerful manufacturing players have evolved following this rocketing growth? There are many associations which have been created and […]

Market research on cars in China

China` spectacular economic growth over the past 20 years has been reflected in the emergence of the world`s fastest growing consumer market and a dynamic, burgeoning middle class. As incomes in China have risen, so have Chinese consumers` interest in products that were previously out of their reach, for example, cars. In 2013, car sales […]