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)
|Fengshen S30 BSG hybrid||Launch|
|HEV||Fengshen S30 ISG||**Launch|
|PHEV||Besturn B50 PHEV||Launch*|
|EV||Besturn B50 EV||Launch|
(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|
|Weizhi B50 EV||Launch*|
|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)
|EV||Benni Love EV||Launch|
|Benni mini EV||Launch|
|Chana Star 2 HEV||Launch*|
|Chana Star S460 HEV||Launch*|
low carbon version
|BAIC Group||EV||Midi EV||Limited sale|
|Beijing B90 HEV||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)
|PHEV||Liebao CS7 PHEV||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