On August 3rd, Zeekr announced that the first batch of Zeekr 001 European version was officially launched yesterday at the Zeekr Intelligent Factory in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo. It is about to be shipped to Europe, marking the beginning of a new chapter in Zeekr's European strategy.
On April 12, Zeekr, a high-end electric brand owned by China's Geely Holding Group, unveiled its latest compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) called the Zeekr X. Deliveries are expected to begin in June.
On March 27th, it was reported that OPPO smartphone's European business is planning to withdraw from Germany and Britain, leaving only a small division to handle basic business needs. Meanwhile, the company's operations in Italy, Finland, Spain and France continue to grow.
The European Parliament formally approved a law to effectively ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the European Union from 2035. This move may be more beneficial to Chinese independent auto brands.
On February 3, XPeng, a Chinese electric vehicle maker, launched its two latest smart EV models for European markets: G9 flagship SUV, and the new P7 sports sedan.
Danilo Teobaldi has stepped down as vice president of automotive engineering for NIO, transferring to become the firm's chief engineer in Europe. Meanwhile, Zhou Xin, NIO's Executive Vice President and Chairman of Product Committee, will take over the post.
Hou Yi, the CEO of Alibaba-owned supermarket chain Freshippo, is currently on a trip to Europe to study local market conditions, including stops in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the UK. While traveling, Hou posted some of his feelings on Toutiao, a popular Chinese news and information platform.
News that Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com's international business operations will undergo major adjustments has recently spread within the company. Certain business units in Europe and Southeast Asia will be most affected by the changes.
Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor showcased various new energy vehicle models at the Paris Motor Show on October 17, including the WEY Mocca PHEV (Coffee 01), Latte PHEV (Coffee 02), ORA Funky Cat, ORA Funky Cat GT, and Lightning Cat, among others.
Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO has successively launched ET7 deliveries and test driving services in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.
Chinese leading automaker BYD participated in the 2022 Paris Motor Show that opened on October 17, showing the company's Han EV, ATTO 3 (known as Yuan Plus in China), Tang and Seal models.
In the world of ICT, silos and protectionism held sway for much of the 20th century. Things changed in the 1970s when market liberalization and internet-based technology launched a new era of openness and competition that fueled growth and benefited millions of people.
Chinese EV firm NIO launched in four European countries last week under a lease-only business model. Firm founder William Li admitted that the company had underestimated local consumers' enthusiasm and said it will be possible to make vehicle purchases in the four countries.
On September 28, BYD launched three models for the European market, including Han, Tang and ATTO3 (known as Yuan PLUS in China). The prices for these three models, however, are much higher than those in China.
Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO will hold its European launch event in Berlin on October 8, marking the firm's exploration of new business opportunities in Europe.
Shenzhen-based new energy vehicle and battery firm BYD attended IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover, Germany on September 19, during which it revealed its new e-bus blade platform, alongside two zero-emission e-trucks and a newly upgraded 12m e-bus.
During an event held this week regarding Chinese-European cooperation, Li Ping, the vice chairman of leading battery firm CATL, said: "The penetration rate of pure EVs will far exceed current assumptions by 2025."
Cui Dongshu, Secretary General of the China Passenger Car Association, posted to his public WeChat account on August 29, saying that the global trend of new energy passenger cars will remain strong in 2022.
News emerged on August 17 that EVE Energy will provide large cylindrical batteries for BMW's electric vehicles in Europe. The battery maker responded that it had obtained BMW's designated letter before, and the production line is currently under construction.
On August 8, Chinese automobile manufacturer Great Wall Motor (GWM) held a signing ceremony with European car dealer Emil Frey Group.