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China’s Solar Installations Down 46% In First Quarter

April 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

China's National Renewable Energy Center announced last week that the country's solar PV installations for the first quarter reached only 5.2 gigawatts (GW), down 46% over the same quarter a year earlier, highlighting the significant uncertainty that has plagued the Chinese solar industry over the last 10 months


5 Shiny Shanghai Auto Show Highlights — Singulato iC3, Icona Nucleus, Wey X, AiWays U5, & MAD Robot

April 21st, 2019 | by Sebastian Blanco

Walking the massive convention center that houses Auto Shanghai 2019 (i.e., the Shanghai Auto Show) is a great way to get in your steps. The place is huge, taking up 5,400,000 square feet of exhibit space. There are cars and automotive-related companies displaying everything from the latest SUV to a new electric concept to a meal-delivery robot that takes its cues from R2-D2. It's an overwhelming array of new technology, and then you realize that there are two floors


Volkswagen Group Secures Lithium Supplies From Ganfeng Lithium

April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Wolfsburg — The Volkswagen Group and Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. registered in Jiangxi (China) have signed a memorandum of understanding on long-term lithium supplies for battery cells. Under the agreement, Ganfeng will supply lithium to the Volkswagen Group and its suppliers for the next ten years. Volkswagen is thus already securing a significant share of its lithium requirement for batteries


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’s $447 Million Solar Subsidy Could Yield 30 Gigawatts In 2019

April 17th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Information regarding the immediate future of China's solar industry continues to be drip fed by the country's government and experts believe that the current policy draft would amount to subsidies of RMB3 billion (US$447 million) which could support over 30 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity in 2019. 


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


Auto Industry Expert In Lean Design, Sandy Munro, Gushes Over Tesla In New Video

April 6th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

The weekly Autoline show from the Detroit area recently invited Sandy Munro back to talk about Tesla in China. Munro was once one of Tesla's most ardent skeptics, when he famously compared the Model 3 build quality to a "Kia from the '90s." After spending some more time tearing down the Model 3 and learning more about it, Sandy warmed to the company and had much more complimentary things to say about the company, including calling the Model 3 electronics "Like a Symphony of Engineering."


Tesla’s Q1 2019 Definitely Hurt, But Don’t Panic

April 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla’s first-quarter deliveries dropped by 31% compared to the previous quarter as the Elon Musk–led company struggled to deliver cars to customers in international markets. The company said that approximately 10,600 cars were in transit, compared to 2,907 cars that were in transit at the end of the fourth quarter of


Tesla Model 3 Sales Booming In China, While Gigafactory 3 Construction Going 24/7

April 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

It's a bit harder for us to monitor Tesla activity in China than in the US and Europe. However, a certain Chinese American Tesla enthusiast seems to have a high number of connections there. Our friend Vincent routinely picks up intel on Tesla deliveries, Gigafactory 3 construction in Shanghai, and other matters. Below are some recent updates from Vincent


BYD’s Yuan & Tang Shine In February In China — #CleanTechnica Electric Car Sales Report

March 31st, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

Traditionally, February, along with January, are the two slowest months in the Chinese plug-in vehicle market, but with sales growing 58% year over year (YoY) last month, to some 53,000 units, especially in the context of a falling market (the mainstream market was down 17% last month), one can’t really complain about this market, despite the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market share dropping slightly to 4.7% (4.3% in February). However, the 2019 result is already above the 2018 result (4.2%)


Soaring Electric Car Sales Around The World

March 28th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

2018 was a banner year for plug-in vehicles: global sales totaled 2.1 million units, a 64% increase compared to 2017. As a share of the overall light vehicle market, cars with plugs reached 2.2% for the year, and an impressive 3.8% for the month of December (as reported by EV-Volumes.com)


UK & Chinese Offshore Wind Research Center Opens

March 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A new $2.63 million joint UK-Chinese offshore wind research center was opened on Thursday in Yantai City, with its purpose to act as a leading renewable energy research and development center situated to support the growth of its two respective offshore wind industries. 


Can We Go Back To A Clean Future With Hybrid Airships?

March 19th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

China is betting big on airships for freight with a partnership with French company Flying Whales. Better access to remote areas and big cost savings are the reason, but will airships open a path to cleaner air transport



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