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Monika From Gasgoo| September 02 , 2021 20:33 BJT

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NXP, Horizon Robotics to co-develop solutions for ADAS, high-level driving automation

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NXP, Horizon Robotics signing agreement; photo credit: NXP

NXP Semiconductors and Horizon Robotics inked a strategic cooperation agreement on Sept. 1 to jointly develop solutions for ADAS and high-level driving automation, in collaboration with industrial partners.

Autonomous driving startup HONG JING Drive closes series A+ financing

Chinese full-stack autonomous driving solution provider HONG JING Drive announced on Thursday it raised tens of millions of yuan in Series A+ funding, which was led by Country Garden Venture Capital, an investment arm of Chinese property developer Country Garden.

Huachang Chemical, King Long to ally on hydrogen truck demonstration

Huachang Chemical struck a deal with Gangcheng Automobile Transportation Group and Chinese bus manufacturer King Long on Sept. 1 for the demonstration of hydrogen-fueled heavy-duty trucks.

GCL Energy Technology signs deals for battery swapping station deployment in 10 cities

GCL Energy Technology Co.,Ltd., which engages in the clean energy project development, signed several agreements on Sept. 1 to take participation in the building of 110 PV battery swapping stations and 60 heavy-duty truck battery swapping stations in 10 cities, including Suzhou, Nanjing, Wuxi, and Chengdu.

Dongfeng Fengshen Yixuan MAX goes on sale

The Yixuan MAX, an all-new mid-sized sedan of Dongfeng Fengshen, hit the market on Sept. 1. Coming with six variants, including a HEV, the model is priced between 93,900 yuan and 125,900 yuan.

XPeng cancels six-day work weeks

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XPeng announced on Wednesday in an internal notice that it has eliminated the practice of mixing five-day work weeks and six-day work weeks, commonly known as the “big week/small week policy”, allowing employees to take two days off on weekends.

Ganfeng LiEnergy to build 10GWh battery production facilities in Chongqing

Jiangxi Ganfeng LiEnergy Technology Co.,Ltd. (called “Ganfeng LiEnergy” for short), a Chinese lithium power battery manufacturer, signed an agreement on September 1 to build a “new-type” battery technology industrial park and an advanced battery R&D center in Chongqing's Liangjiang New Area.

SAIC MAXUS YTD overseas sales surpass 2020 annual sales

SAIC MAXUS sold 15,022 vehicles in August, including 5,871 vehicles overseas, representing an increase of 20% compared to the same month of last year. The year-to-date overseas sales volume by the end of August is 32,323 vehicles, exceeding the annual sales in 2020.

Hefei said to apply for pilot city of NEV battery swapping model

Hefei, the capital of China's Anhui province, plans to apply for the pilot city of new energy vehicle (NEV) battery swapping model development and has started preparations for the application, according to a local media outlet, who got the information from Hefei Public Resources Trading Center.

Xiaomi's automobile company headquartered in Beijing

Xiaomi Automobile Co.,Ltd. was officially registered in Beijing Economic Technological Development Area on September 1 with a registered capital of 10 billion yuan ($1.546 billion), according to the business data provider Tianyancha. The registration means that Xiaomi's electric vehicle (EV) unit has been headquartered in the capital of China.

Hongqi YTD sales rise 66% YoY

FAW Group's luxury brand Hongqi sold 180,600 vehicles in total year-to-date by the end of August, representing a 66% rise compared to the same period of the previous year, the brand announced on the last day of August.

HOZON Auto outperforms NIO in terms of Aug. delivery

HOZON Auto, the startup owning NEV brand NETA, saw its monthly delivery volume hit a record high of 6,613 units in August, representing a 449% year-on-year hike and a 10% month-on-month upward movement, the company announced on Wednesday.

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