Magna International will develop a next-generation smart electric vehicle architecture together with China’s Beijing Automotive Industry Holding (BAIC). The Canadian automotive supplier said the architecture will specifically be for the Chinese market, where 700,000 electrified vehicles were sold in 2017. The agreement calls for Magna Steyr, Magna’s Austrian engineering subsidiary, to take a lead role Read More..
Didi Chuxing and BAIC Group will jointly operate an electric-vehicle car-sharing program in China. Didi, which operates China’s largest mobile transportation platform, said it had formed a strategic partnership with automaker BAIC to work together in areas such as EV fleet operation, big data applications, mobility services, and customized vehicle design. The two companies also plan Read More..
ZF Friedrichshafen and Chinaâ€™s Beijing Automotive Industry Corp (BAIC) plan to jointly produce components for electric vehicles in China. The agreement reflects expectations that EVs will soon play an even bigger role in the worldâ€™s largest car market as the government moves to curb air pollution in major cities. â€œChina is the largest and most Read More..
Daimler will acquire a 12 pc stake in Beijing Automotive Group’s (BAIC) passenger car division, the first time a western carmaker invests directly in a Chinese auto group. The two companies were already working together in various areas, but the investment lays the groundwork for closer cooperation in the world’s biggest car market. Daimler will Read More..
Daimler has formed a new Chinese sales operation that will market its imported as well as locally produced vehicles in the world’s largest car market. Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service is a 50-50 joint venture between Daimler and its Chinese partner, BAIC. It will handle sales and marketing, aftersales, used-car and fleet sales and will responsible Read More..
Hella plans to expand its Chinese activities into passenger car lighting systems by teaming up with BAIC, one of the country’s biggest automotive groups. The German automotive lighting specialist said BAIC will own 50 pc of a local lighting systems joint venture, Beijing-based Hella Beifang Automotive Lighting Co. Ltd. (HBL). Until now, Hella has mostly Read More..
Beijing Automotive Group is looking for engineers in Germany. The Chinese automaker held its first German job fair in Stuttgart last week, in an effort to fill 70 senior-level positions throughout the group. It will hold an additional two job fairs in Munich and Aachen this week. BAIC, China’s fifth largest automaker, said it is Read More..
Valeo and Chinese automaker Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) have developed an electric demo car equipped with a powertrain built by the French supplier. The two companies presented the vehicle to the Beijing governor this week as an example of the energy-saving potential of electric vehicles. Valeo, a French automotive supplier that specializes in CO2 Read More..