Chinese major OEMs plan their own-brand HEVs, EVs, and FCVs (1)

Six state-owned OEMs launch HEV and EV passenger cars starting in 2011



 In China, the government has rapidly been enhancing and preparing the dissemination and expansion of the new energy vehicle business as part of China's national strategy in recent years. The Chinese government is scheduled to announce a plan for the development of a new energy vehicle industry soon.

 In the draft, China aims to be the largest seller of new energy vehicles in the world in 2020. Specifically, it targets ownership of 5 million new energy vehicles (PHEV, EV, FCV, etc.) by 2020. In addition, it aims to produce and sell 15 million energy-efficient vehicles such as HEV (including fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles) a year, aiming to be the world leader.

 In order to achieve the target, the Chinese government will contribute a total of 100 billion RMB during the next ten years until 2020 for the development of related industries. It is said to be intending to mainly promote the development of EVs aggressively.

 The following is a summary of Chinese six state-owned OEMs' business and model plans for their own brand HEVs, EVs, and FCVs. The report covers the plans by SAIC, Dongfeng Motor, FAW, Changan Automobile, BAIC, and Guangzhou Automobile.

 For the plans by six private equity-backed OEMs (Chery, BYD Auto, Brilliance Automobile, JAC, Geely, and Great Wall Motor), refer to "China's major OEMs plan their own-brand HEVs, EVs, and FCVs (2)" (No. 966 dated on April 25, 2011).

 (Note) "New energy vehicle" in the government's draft means "Clean Energy Vehicle" in Japan, which mainly includes PHEVs/EVs/FCVs. Including Micro HEVs which represent vehicles with idle reduction systems, HEVs are classified as energy efficient vehicles.

Six major OEM groups in China: Development and introduction plan for own-brand HEV, EV, and FCV passenger cars (by 2015)

Automaker Model 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
SAIC Motor
HEV Roewe750 HEV Launch        
PHEV Roewe550 PHEV   Launch      
EV Roewe E1   Launch      
Shanghai EV   Launch      
Motor Corp.
Fengshen S30 BSG hybrid Launch        
HEV Fengshen S30 ISG       **Launch  
EV Succe EV Launch
(for test)
Ruiqi EV         **Launch
Oting EV         **Launch
China FAW
PHEV Besturn B50 PHEV Launch*        
EV Besturn B50 EV Launch        
FCV Hongqi CA7904FC
(dubbed Besturn B70 FCV)
n.a. (Production is approved by the government
in April 2010. Test run began in 2010)
HEV Besturn B70 HEV         **Launch
EV Vizi EV Launch        
Weizhi B50 EV Launch*        
Freema EV Launch
for test
HEV Haima 3 HEV Launch        
Z-Shine CNG HEV   **Launch      
Z-Shine HEV 1.5L n.a. (Production is approved by the
government in February 2010.
Test runs are currently being conducted)
PHEV Z-Shine PHEV Launch*        
EV Benni Love EV Launch        
Benni mini EV Launch        
Chana Star 2 HEV   Launch*      
Chana Star S460 HEV   Launch*      
Chana CX20
low carbon version
BAIC Group EV Midi EV Limited sale        
HEV Luba HEV         **Launch
Yongshi HEV         **Launch
Beijing B90 HEV   Launch*      
EV Beijing C30DB Launch        
Beijing M30RB Launch        
Beijing Q60FB Launch        
Beijing BE 701   Test running     **Launch
Beijing C70 EV   Launch*      
Beijing C71 EV   Launch*      
Trumpchi EV (The development is announced in 2010.
The date of launch is undecided)
HEV Trumpchi HEV
PHEV Trumpchi PHEV
HEV Kylin HEV Launch*        
EV Liebao EV-CS7         **Launch
PHEV Liebao CS7 PHEV Launch*        
EV Xingwang EV Launch        

(Note) "Launch*" means being launched as early as in said year. "**Launch" means being launched by said year.

Definition of the terms in this report

Minivan: passenger cars classified as minivan which is 3.5m long or shorter
ISG: Integrated Starter Generator
BSG: Belt Driven Starter Generator
Micro HEV: vehicle powered by gasoline/diesel engine equipped with an idle reduction system
AC: Alternating Current
DC: Direct Current