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China defends itself against European attacks

The Chinese Minister of Commerce, Wang Wentao, is currently on a trip to Europe, delivering a clear message: the claims made by the United States and Europe regarding Chinese overcapacity in production and “state dumping” in the electric car sector are unfounded. During a meeting in Paris with major Chinese automakers, including BYD, CATL, and …

EU’s road to independence coul have high costs

Among the various topics discussed at EVision, one of the most critical ones emerged: resources, and the elusive rare earths. There’s ongoing discussion regarding Europe’s dependence on China and other countries for the supply of materials like cobalt or nickel, necessary for batteries and electric motors, as well as the reliance of automobile manufacturers on …

Luca De Meo’s (E)Vision

“It would have been interesting to discuss the numerous contradictions and paradoxes of his speech with the Minister (Georges Gilkinet, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mobility of Belgium, ed.)”. Luca De Meo, CEO Renault Group and ACEA President @ EVision Luca De Meo touches upon this “softly” from the beginning, the CEO of Renault …

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 …

Luca De Meo

Luca De Meo: Europe can’t change idea again

Luca de Meo, President of Acea and CEO of Renault, recently shared his insights on the challenges and opportunities facing the automotive industry amidst a transition towards electric vehicles and technological innovation. At the Geneva Motor Show, he unveiled Renault’s latest masterpiece, the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric, symbolizing the company’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. …

At EVision, we will discuss electric mobility

On March 6th and 7th, 2024, we are Media Partner of E-Vision, an event dedicated to electric and sustainable mobility promoted by Eurelectric. The event is open to all industry operators, and registration can be done directly on the official website. It takes place at Autoworld Brussels, Parc du Cinquantenaire 11. We will be present …

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Chinese EVs could be built in Italy

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the future of Italian automotive production: For months now, there has been a heated standoff between Stellantis and the Italian government, with the latter urging the giant not to abandon Italy, and the former requesting participation (and thus money) from Italy following the French model. The …

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% …

Data Act

EU approves Data Act: what does it mean for Automotive industry?

The European Union has officially given the green light to the Data Act, marking a significant milestone as the first community law regulating the industrial data economy. The approval, granted on November 27, follows an agreement reached with the European Parliament on June 28, with the primary aim of fostering innovation by dismantling barriers to …