NIO President Qin Lihong shared his thoughts on NIO’s system competitiveness at the Chinese smart EV startup’s annual media roundtable held at its headquarters in Shanghai on December 5.

Two charts Qin showed in his presentation were widely shared on social media by media that attended the event.

One is…

From the $75,000 question to becoming ubiquitous on Chinese smart EVs, for show or for dough?

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SHANGHAI — Chinese smart EV startup WM Motor announced the global premiere of the M7, billed as the brand’s first smart, all-scenario, 100% electric sedan, at an event here on October 22.

The most…

It’s definitely not out of the question.

That’s my assessment after China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) reported August sales data on September 10.

It was another blowout month, as sales hit a fresh record of 321,000 units, up nearly two-fold (+181.9%) year-on-year and 18.45% month-on-month. Year-to-date sales also nearly…

China EVs & More podcast hits 1000+ downloads!

I’m excited to share that as of today, September 8, 2021, the China EVs & More Podcast has hit a big milestone: 1,000 downloads!

Thoughts on China’s “Big 5” smart EV startup July deliveries

It’s early August and July delivery numbers are out for China’s “Big 5” smart EV startups: NIO, Xpeng, Li Auto, NETA (Hozon) and LeapMotor.

Quick recap of the numbers, in order of July & YTD delivery volume:

Li Auto: 8,589…

After two decades of writing about the Chinese auto industry via newsletters and a tabloid magazine through my previous platform at China Auto Review, I’m taking that knowledge and experience to a new medium: podcasts.

So I’m super excited to launch the China EVs & More Podcast together with my…

Lei Xing

Former Chief Editor @ChinaAutoReview, China auto/EV/AV/mobility expert. Co-host of the China EVs & More Podcast

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