EU Investigation into Chinese Electric Vehicles Sparks Tariff Concerns

The European Union’s investigation into state-sponsored dumping in favor of Chinese manufacturers continues, with significant implications emerging as the probe progresses. Great Wall Motors, BYD, SAIC and Geely have found themselves in the crosshairs of Brussels. The Commission plans to initiate customs registration for Chinese electric vehicle imports with immediate effect upon approval. This move …

Xiaomi want to build a “Hyperfactory EV”

The plunge into the realm of electric cars by the smartphone giant continues. After unveiling its first car, the Xiaomi SU7, it seems that the Chinese company has filed a series of trademarks in both Chinese and English. These include “Xiaomi Automobile Gigafactory,” denoting its battery production factory, “Xiaomi Super Motor,” and an intriguing “Xiaomi …

BYD, Geely, SAIC: the firs Chinese “investigated” by the EU

In a move anticipated since Ursula Von Der Leyen’s recent State of the Union address, the European Union has commenced an investigation into alleged state subsidy dumping by Chinese automakers. The focus is on electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, with BYD, Geely, and SAIC being the initial targets. These companies, giants in the automotive industry, are …

China’s export ban of Rare Earth create a risk for Battery Production

China attempts to establish a monopoly on rare earths and the technologies related to their extraction and processing. Over 60% of the global production of batteries for electric vehicles is somehow under China’s control. The Asian powerhouse holds a share ranging from 50 to 60% of the mining market, and, more significantly, it controls 80% …