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A DJI drone emerges from the casing on top of a BYD Yangwang U8 vehicle.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 11, 2024
China EV makers woo buyers with in-car beds, kitchens and drones
Top EV makers are facing a slowdown in demand at home as consumers curb spending.
The revamped BYD Atto 3 in Tokyo. A perceived resistance in Japan to battery EVs and foreign brands is seen as a major barrier for BYD.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 1, 2024
BYD bolsters Japan push with EV lineup and dealership network
The Chinese carmaker has sold less than 1,500 passenger cars in 2023 in the Japanese market, which is dominated by hybrids.
Brooklyn-based startup HEVO is working with other firms to develop wireless EV charging systems.
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 22, 2024
Wireless charging for electric cars is inching closer to reality
Major hurdles include slow charging speeds and the money and interest needed to build stations and get more carmakers on board.
Volkswagen ID.3 and Cupra Born electric cars on the production line at the company’s plant in Zwickau, Germany.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 21, 2024
Europe is being forced to reboot its car industry
Unless they can get strategies back on track, Europe’s automakers risk falling further behind China and Tesla
The tail of a BYD electric vehicle sports the company’s motto, “build your dreams,” at a dealership in Shenzhen, China, on Jan. 29.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 12, 2024
How China built BYD, its Tesla killer
BYD’s sales, over 80% of them in China, passed Tesla in worldwide sales of fully electric cars late last year.
Cars ready to be loaded onto a ship for export at the port in Yantai, in China's eastern Shandong province, on Jan. 2
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 31, 2024
China seized Japan's crown for vehicle exports in 2023, data shows
The Chinese auto sector has boomed in recent years largely because of massive investments in electric cars, while Japanese firms have been more cautious.
Workers assemble electric vehicles at the Lucid Motors plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, in September 2021.
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 28, 2024
Riyadh's multi-billion EV dream risks crashing into reality
Riyadh has spent billions to try to turn itself into a hub for electric vehicles and overcome obstacles including a lack of infrastructure and talent.
BYD exhibits its cars ahead of the Munich Motor Show in September.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 27, 2023
China's BYD set to overtake Tesla as world’s most popular EV maker
Its ascent will be both a symbolic turning point for the market and further confirmation of the growing Chinese clout in the global automotive sector.
A man herds yaks during in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Beijing has begun to  exploit vast deposits of Lithium on the Tibetan plateau — around 85% of the country's total reserves.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Nov 2, 2023
China lithium boom harming fragile Tibetan plateau: report
The world's biggest EV market largely relied on other countries for the lithium needed in batteries — but that is changing.
BYD's Dolphin electric car during a test drive in Yokohama
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 20, 2023
BYD takes aim at Japan's EV market with new Dolphin hatchback
The base model Dolphin starts from ¥3.63 million and is equipped with a 70 kilowatt hour battery that offers 400 kilometers of range.
Security personnel guard the BYD booth at the Auto Shanghai show in April 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 29, 2023
China's leading electric carmaker BYD triples half-year profit
This month the company became the first global manufacturer to pass the 5 million milestone in electric vehicle production.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 3, 2023
Tesla and BYD post record sales on demand for electric vehicles
Elon Musk’s vow to chase volume by cutting prices seems to have worked, but BYD still dominates the Chinese market with fresher lineup and increasingly global ambitions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 30, 2023
BYD, China's largest EV manufacturer, takes aim at Southeast Asia market
The firm has launched an offensive on Japanese EVs, which hold more than 80% of market share in the region, and is looking to build its presence by expanding its local production line.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 30, 2023
Can the world make batteries for electric cars without China?
Despite billions in Western investment, China is so far ahead in the industry that the rest of the world may take decades to catch up.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 21, 2023
China’s EV revolution shows grim future for Japan’s car titans
Although chip shortages and supply chain snarls have played a part in Japanese automakers' falling sales in China, a growing issue is the lack of attractive EV offerings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 6, 2022
China's BYD to start selling EVs in Japan by early 2023
The world's largest EV-maker is stepping up its plan to either sell or make its cars available across major markets.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 22, 2022
Chinese EV giant BYD to sell passenger cars in Japan from 2023
BYD Japan announced that it is planning to release an SUV, compact car and sedan in sequential order, but refrained from announcing prices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 7, 2022
Chinese brands stay put in Russia for now despite Western exodus
On social media, the Chinese public has shown overwhelming support for Russia's attack, which Moscow calls a 'special operation.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 3, 2021
Toyota turns to Chinese tech to reach its electric holy grail
The Japanese giant will launch an all-electric car in China late next year, having turned to local partner BYD for key technology to finally make an affordable yet roomy small sedan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 12, 2020
SoftBank's Masayoshi Son to bring in 300 million masks per month from China
After criticizing the government's one-time, two-mask protection plan, the tech investor steps up by persuading a Chinese automaker to deliver roughly twice the amount — every month.

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