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China’s heat wave is creating havoc for electric vehicle drivers

The record-breaking heat wave in China, which started back in June, has evaporated over half the hydroelectricity generation capacity in Sichuan, a southwestern province that usually gets 81% of its electricity from hydropower plants. That decreased energy supply, at a time when the need for cooling has increased demand, is putting industrial production and everyday …

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China’s CIS industry speeds up plans as automotive market shines bright

Will Semiconductor (WillSemi), China’s top image sensor manufacturer, and other companies in the sector have accelerated their transformation efforts as the automotive electronics market has been able to maintain growth despite declining prices and weakening demand in the overall market. As autonomous driving develops and high-end advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) rapidly become popularized, it …

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Heatwave: Tesla, SAIC hit as China’s heatwave forces more power rationing

Hong Kong CNN Business — China’s brutal heatwave is now hurting major players in the auto industry. The rationing of power in Sichuan province — China’s most important hydropower hub — has hit production for major carmakers in Shanghai, including Tesla (TSLA), according to reports in Chinese state media. Sichuan ordered most factories to close …

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China’s transport ministry issues draft guidelines to encourage use of autonomous cars in taxi sector

A Pony.ai self-driving fleet in Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, Beijing on April 13, 2021. Photo: CFP The Ministry of Transport on Monday issued draft guidelines that encourage the use of autonomous cars in taxi services under certain conditions, in a move that companies and analysts say will help the commercialization of self-driving vehicles.The ministry said …

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BYD Dolphin, Seal, Sea Lion and Frigate? What does the future of China’s Tesla rival hold in Australia with Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 challengers? -Car News

BYD has emerged as a global player on the electric car market, even claiming to have outsold Tesla in the first half of 2022. Now it has its sights set on Australia, with its Atto 3 electric SUV already on sale and deliveries reportedly beginning by the end of August. While relatively unknown in Australia, …

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China’s Baidu Reveals the Apollo RT6, a Fully Autonomous, Production Ready Level-4 Robotaxi with Removable Steering Wheel – FutureCar.com

author: Eric Walz China’s technology giant Baidu Inc, which is the equivalent of Google in its home country, held its “Baidu World 2022” annual tech conference this week which included several major announcements. Among them was the unveiling of Baidu’s production-ready Apollo RT6 robotaxi, a fully autonomous passenger vehicle designed for autonomous urban mobility. The …

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VW China’s footprint key to global aspirations, departing CEO Wollenstein says

Volkswagen Group must maintain its focus on China to continue to be one of the world’s leading automakers — no matter who its chief executive is — according to the person who’s led the company’s operations in the nation since 2019. Stephan Wollenstein, who first came to the country in 2004 and will step down …

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