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  Panasonic opens battery plant in Dalian to supply electrified vehicles
Automotive News China | 2018/3/16

Panasonic Corp. opened a plant in the northeast China port city of Dalian to build prismatic lithium ion batteries for conventional hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in China and North America.  The 900 million yuan ($142 million) factory is the company¡¯s first production site for prismatic lithium ion automotive batteries in China.
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  Geely taps Autoliv, Zenuity to develop system for Level 3 autonomy
Anisa Jibrell | 2018/3/13

Swedish safety systems supplier Autoliv and its software joint venture Zenuity have been selected by Chinese automaker Geely to develop advanced driver assistance systems to support Level 3 autonomous driving in China.  Level 3 is conditional autonomy, meaning the car controls itself in most situations but requires the driver to take back control at any point.
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  Continental bets on mild hybrid batteries in venture with CITC
Reuters | 2018/3/9

Germany's Continental agreed to form a joint venture with China's CITC to produce so-called mild hybrid batteries that add some electric power to existing gasoline-powered light vehicles without a costly redesign.  The new venture, in which Continental holds 60 percent with the rest owned by Sichuan Chengfei Integration Technology, will initially produce 48-volt battery systems at its headquarters in Changzhou, near Shanghai
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  Yunnan Aluminium approves battery JV with Israel's Phinergy
Reuters | 2018/3/2

Yunnan Aluminium approved a joint venture with Israel's Phinergy and another Chinese company that will make aluminum-air batteries, its latest bid to cash in on China's electric vehicle boom.  Aluminum-air batteries produce electricity from a reaction between oxygen and aluminum. They have been touted as an alternative to lithium ion batteries as a source of power for EVs.
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  Valeo's China sales jump 17% in 2017
Automotive News China | 2018/2/27

Valeo¡¯s sales to automakers operating in China advanced 17 percent from a year earlier to 2.37 billion euros (18.5 billion yuan) in 2017.  The growth was achieved from sales to domestic Chinese automakers, which accounted for 38 percent of its local business, excluding Valeo Siemens eAutomotive, the French supplier said.
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  China's GSR Capital lands battery deal with Turkey's Zorlu Holding
Reuters | 2018/2/27

Turkey's Zorlu Holding signed an agreement with Chinese investment firm GSR Capital for investments in battery production totaling $4.5 billion by 2023.  Zorlu Holding CEO Omer Yungul said Vestel, owned by Zorlu, and GSR Capital would work together to each build 50 percent of a "mega battery factory" of 25,000 megawatt (MW) capacity.
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  Faurecia China sales rise behind domestic automaker volume
Automotive News China | 2018/2/23

Faurecia¡¯s sales in China advanced 15 percent year on year to 2.25 billion euros (17.55 billion yuan) in 2017 thanks to strong demand for its components from domestic Chinese automakers.  Last year, its sales to the domestics in China surged 63 percent from a year earlier to 355 million euros, the French supplier said.
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  CATL sets EV battery sights on Europe, U.S.
Bloomberg | 2018/2/6

The next global powerhouse in the auto industry comes from a small city in a tea-growing province of southeast China, where Contemporary Amperex Technology, or CATL, an unheralded maker of electric-vehicle batteries, is planning a $1.3 billion (8.2 billion yuan) factory with enough capacity to surpass the output of Tesla and dwarf the suppliers for battery-powered cars by GM, Nissan and Audi. CATL is targeting expansion in Europe and entry into the U.S.
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  Huawei, Bosch test car-to-car data links
Automotive News China | 2018/2/2

Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. is testing vehicle-to-vehicle data links in Germany in partnership with Robert Bosch GmbH and Vodafone.  The companies are testing the suitability of 5G cellular systems for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure links.
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  Supplier Valeo appoints China president
Automotive News China | 2018/1/26

Valeo SA has named Francois Marion its China president, effective Jan. 1.  Marion, 41, joined Valeo in 2012 as vice president of the French supplier¡¯s strategy division. In 2016, he became director of the small lighting product line at Valeo¡¯s automotive lighting system division. 
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Light-vehicle sales fall as New Year holiday dents demand

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