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Huawei says its first self-driving car 'HI' surpasses Tesla

Huawei says its first self-driving car surpasses Tesla

(ATF) Autonomous-driving technology developed by Huawei has surpassed Tesla’s in some aspects – such as enabling cars to cruise for more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) without human intervention, rotating chairman Eric Xu told analysts in Shenzhen on Monday.Xu also called for leaders around the world to restore collaboration on …

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China faces challenge as Europe energises EV market

China faces challenge as Europe energises EV market

(ATF) Car sales in China surged in March – powered by a jump in demand for electric vehicles (EVs) - as the world's biggest car market leads the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.Sales reached 2.53 million vehicles in March, up 74.9% year-on-year, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers …

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Xpeng develops proprietary autonomous-driving chips

Xpeng develops proprietary autonomous-driving chips

(ATF) Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Xpeng Motors is developing proprietary autonomous-driving chips, with the design of these chips likely to be finalised late this year or early next year, local media reported. Chinese tech media outlet 36Kr said the Guangzhou-based startup is developing chips in China and the US, …

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EVs to compete with petrol cars by 2030, says battery maker

EVs to compete with petrol cars by 2030, says battery maker

(ATF) China's push towards peak emissions in less than 10 years would allow electric vehicles (EV) to compete equally with standard petrol-powered cars by then, according to the head of a leading Chinese EV battery manufacturer."Economies of scale alone, coupled with innovation, will be sufficient to reach the parity line …

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Tesla hails Chinese demand for record deliveries

Tesla hails Chinese demand for record deliveries

(ATF) Tesla announced record deliveries for the first quarter and hailed Chinese demand for its Model Y electric vehicle (EV), as sales of less expensive models offset the impact of lower volume in high-end models and a global shortage of parts.“In the first quarter, we produced just over 180,000 vehicles …

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Trillion dollar man: Biden unveils vast new jobs package

Trillion dollar man: Biden unveils vast new jobs package

(ATF) Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled his second trillion-plus-dollar proposal - this time to reshape the economy by building infrastructure, tackling climate change, boosting welfare and countering China's expansion.The US president's sweeping "American Jobs Plan" – immediately compared with China's vast Belt and Road Initiative – was denounced by Republicans …

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China's Xiaomi to launch electric car business with $10bn investment

China's Xiaomi to launch electric car business with $10bn investment

(ATF) Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi is the latest tech company drawn to China’s booming electric vehicle market, pledging to invest $10 billion over the next 10 years in the EV business.The company will set up a wholly-owned EV subsidiary and the initial phase of investment will total 10 billion yuan …

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China's Xiaomi to make EVs with Great Wall, sources say

China's Xiaomi to make EVs with Great Wall, sources say

(ATF) China's Xiaomi Corp plans to make electric vehicles (EVs) using Great Wall Motor Co Ltd's factory, sources have revealed, making it the latest tech firm to join the smart mobility race.The tech firm's stock price jumped as much as 6.7% in early Friday trade after Reuters reported the plan. …

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Cash, credit or crypto? Tesla can now be bought for bitcoin, Musk says 

Cash, credit or crypto? Tesla can now be bought for bitcoin, Musk says 

Tesla chief Elon Musk has said customers can now buy the firm’s electric vehicles with bitcoin.The pay by bitcoin system will only be available in the US for now, but the billionaire said the payment method will be expanded to other countries later this year."You can now buy a Tesla …

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Tesla 'defectors' hit the big time with huge lithium battery deal

Tesla 'defectors' hit the big time with huge lithium battery deal

(ATF) A Swedish company headed by two Tesla 'defectors' – or rather, former employees – has hit the big time. Not quite as big as their former boss Elon Musk, but in the future, well, they are beginning to make a mark of their own. After leaving Tesla, Peter Carlsson …

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