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About Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon When not researching the Chinese electric car market, I am teaching in China. My interest in sustainable development started in University and it led me to work with Tesla Europe in the Supercharger team. I'm interested in science fiction, D&D, and travel. You can follow me on Twitter @TimDixon3.



Author Archives: Tim Dixon

Tesla Secures Manufacturing License For Gigafactory 3 — Let’s Roll!

November 14th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Tesla has been able to get its manufacturing license for Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China. With Tesla already demonstrating Chinese produced Model 3s to the Chinese press, this step is seen as the last official hurdle before Tesla officially begins production and starts the process of ramping up consumer cars "Made in China."


Chevrolet Menlo EV Debuts In China

November 11th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

General Motors debuted the Chevrolet Menlo EV (Chinese name: 畅巡) in Hefei, Anhui, China, along with the internal combustion Chevrolet Blazer SUV, on the 8th of November,


China × Cleantech — September 2019

October 26th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, our September 2019 edition. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website


Chinese EV Mandate & Rebadged EVs — Case Study

July 4th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

If you are an observer of the Chinese EV market, you might have noticed a number of large automakers making big commitments to EV production in China, and new models being quickly released into the Chinese market. Let's look at the Chinese EV mandate to understand why and then use a case study of the SOL e20x to understand how this is being done


China × Cleantech — June 2019

July 1st, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, our June 2019 edition. Below I will inform you of rapid changes that are happening in China's cleantech market. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website. For last month's edition, check here


JAC Electric-Only Ride-Hailing Service — #CleanTechnica Exclusive

June 26th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Chinese automaker JAC Motors (江淮汽车) launched an electric-only ride-hailing service called Hexing (Hexing on-line Hailing) (和行约车/Hexing Yueche) on the 9th of January in Hefei, Anhui, China. I have been monitoring this service since launch. Today, I will explain the service, its future expansion plan, and my experience in the vehicles


China × Cleantech — April 2019

May 15th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, our April 2019 news edition. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website. For the previous edition, check here


Volkswagen & JAC To Build An Electric Car Factory In Hefei

May 8th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., which is the joint venture between JAC (Jianghuai Automobile Co.) and Volkswagen, is planning on investing 5.06 billion yuan ($750.8 million) into a new electric car factory in Hefei, Anhui, China, according to authorities in Hefei


Xpeng Motors Unveils Xpeng P7 At Auto Shanghai 2019

April 18th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Xpeng Motors, a Chinese EV startup, has unveiled the Xpeng P7, an electric sedan/coupe with 600+ km (300+ miles) NEDC Range, a reported 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) time of just 4 seconds, dual motors (which enable four-wheel drive), and a semi-autonomous driving system


China × Cleantech — March 2019

April 16th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, the March 2019 edition. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website


China × Cleantech — February 2019

March 9th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China × Cleantech, February 2019 edition. A new year has come and the news keeps flowing. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website


CATL & Honda Sign 56 GWh Battery Cooperation Agreement For EVs & Hybrids!

February 11th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) is one of the top suppliers of EV batteries in China and has been making inroads into supplying companies outside of China, such as BMW, Volkswagen, Nissan, and Renault. Now we have news that Honda has signed an agreement with CATL for 56 GWh of batteries



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