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increasing ratio of city buses. In 2017, China’s overall e-bus retention rate reached 35.9 percent, and every three buses included an e-bus
, according to a report released by the consulting company under the China Center for Information Industry Development.
Wu Chuxiao, senior analyst at the Automobile Industry Research Center under CC
ID Consulting, said: “Currently, China’s NEV industry has the condition and foundation for large-scale promotion and application in terms of politics, eco
nomy, society and technology. However, limited by techniques, cost, infrastructure and public awareness, it sti
ll takes a certain amount of time to replace traditional vehicles with NEVs on a large scale.”
“Nevertheless, e-buses, as an essential part of the urban transportation network, have fixed
operation routes and distance, exclusive parking lots with charging facilities, as well as public fin
ancial subsidies. Chances are that China will take a lead in the further development of electric buses,” said Wu.
has taken a tougher line on protection of agriculture. France, for example, is opposed to including agriculture in transatlantic trade talks.
The Greens are one of the big winners in the elections (even beating Germ
any’s Social democrats into second place), and they will seek to impose strict conditions reg
arding climate change, the environment and human rights on future trade deals. This attitude will also make it dif
ficult to agree a new trade deal with the US, as it has not endorsed the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Although the nationalist and populist parties now have more seats, it does not mean they will form a united front in the EP. Th
ere are divisions on trade, on the environment and on dealing with China. Some of these parties, such as the Na
tional Front, are seen as firm opponents of free trade, whereas Alternative for Germany and Matteo Sal
vini’s Lega Nord in Italy tend to be more supportive (depending on the content of the trade agreement).
ill increase investment on new cars and adjust their development strategies.
The auto industry has entered into high-quality developing stage. The Great Wall will phase
out more low-end products and push more new cars, said Wei Jianjun, president of Great Wall M
MC’s revenue showed a decline of 9.88 percent year-on-year to 28.25 billion yuan in 2
018, and the net profits attributable to shareholders was 92 million yuan, slumping 86.71 percent.
FAW Car said its revenue was 26.24 billion yuan last year, down 5.94 percent from a year e
arlier, and the net profits attributable to shareholders was 155 million yuan, sliding 44.88 percent.
otors.This year, Geely will focus on enhancing market sh
are in response to the market’s uncertainties, An Conghui, president and CEO of Geely Auto Group, said.
In 2019, Geely will launch six new models and 10 facelifts, National Business Daily said.