Chinese electric vehicle maker Li Auto unveiled its autonomous driving and battery electric vehicle (BEV) roadmap on the first day of the 20th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition.
On April 4th, William Li, the founder, chairman and CEO of NIO, recently stated that NIO has currently deployed 1,326 battery swapping stations and 52 destination charging routes in China. Users have completed nearly 20 million battery swaps.
Tesla launched the CyberVault on April 3, a Cybertruck-inspired 13kg box with integrated EV home charging which is tailor-made for the Chinese market.
Huawei has built and is now operating a supercharging station for electric cars at its base in Shenzhen.
With the imminent launch of pure electric vehicles, Li Auto has set itself the goal of building about 300 ultra-fast charging stations within the year, with about 10 stations already deployed on high-speed roadways.
The third-generation battery swap station and 500kW ultra-fast chargers of Chinese new energy vehicle firm NIO will be deployed in March of this year. The firm also intends to build over 1,700 battery swap stations and over 20,000 power chargers in China.
Shell, an international energy giant, would provide BYD's European vehicle owners with a better charging experience by opening up to them the right to use about 300,000 of the company's charging piles all throughout continental Europe.
On October 11, the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Alliance (EVCIPA), guided by China's National Energy Administration, released the state of operations of the national electric vehicle battery charging and swapping infrastructure in September.
A Chinese vehicle owner attested on domestic social media on October 10 that when he was charging his XPeng EV at the company's own facility, he found that a QR code for Li Auto had been posted in the lower left-hand corner of the operation guide.
Historic heatwaves have swept across central China this summer, raising the stakes in a bid by authorities to transform the domestic automotive sector.
On August 25, Four Chinese departments issued an action plan to accelerate the construction of charging infrastructure along the domestic highway system.
As of now, more than 10 cities in China have allowed autonomous vehicles to engage in commercial trial operations, within specific areas and time periods, according to a a press conference held by China's Ministry of Transport on August 25.
Recent high temperatures have pushed the power loads of many Chinese provinces to record highs. Many regions across the country have decided to adopt off-peak power consumption or suspended industrial production measures.
On August 17, a NIO subsidiary was recently fined 30,000 yuan ($4,425) by the Beijing Chaoyang District Fire Rescue Detachment for violating local safety measures.
Premium electric vehicle brand Zeekr, which is owned by Chinese auto giant Geely, on August 16 officially launched new 11kW smart home charging piles.
On August 15, XPeng Motors held a launch event at which it announced that it had put the 1,000th self-operated charging station into operation, which is the first station to be equipped with the latest generation of ultra-fast charging pile in China.
New energy vehicle firm Li Auto announced on August 14 its launch of a battery charging map service in China.
The number of public charging piles in China increased by 47,000 units in July compared to June, representing an increase of 65.7% year-on-year.
Chinese automaker XPeng announced on August 3 that the charging line in the Northwest China has been officially completed. The line measures a total length of 3,150 km and stretches from Xi'an, Shanxi Province to Lanzhou, Gansu Province.
On August 2, China's National Energy Administration held an online press conference to announce the country's current energy situation and grid-connected operations of renewable energy in the first half of 2022.