New Energy Vehicles (NEV) from Japanese, Korean, and Western OEMs

Beijing Motor Show 2018:Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Hyundai, Ford, GM, Volvo



Crowded entrance of the exhibition hall

Many NEVs (New Energy Vehicles) were exhibited at the Beijing Motor Show 2018, in particular by Chinese automakers. Foreign automakers also made announcements related to the introduction timing of EVs and PHVs to comply with the NEV production quotas starting in 2019, and exhibited concept cars and production vehicles scheduled for release. This report will primarily cover the environmentally green vehicles of Japanese, Korean, and Western OEMs.

Toyota unveiled PHV variants of its Corolla and Levin models, scheduled for release in 2019, and announced its plans to release EVs based on the C-HR and IZOA models in 2020. Nissan unveiled its Sylphy Zero Emission EV, which has inherited the Leaf's platform and core technology. Honda, which achieved record-high automobile sales in China in 2017 at over 1.45 million vehicles, unveiled its Li Nian EV Concept, an EV concept car exclusively for the China market. Mitsubishi Motors, which released a PHV model in the Chinese market in March 2018, announced it will be releasing an EV model in the second half of 2018. Subaru announced it will be releasing a motor-assisted version of its XV model, with plans to also feature the motor assist technology on the Forester, which is scheduled for a full redesign in the fall of 2018.

The Hyundai Group exhibited PHV variants of its ninth generation Sonata as well as the new Kia K5. Ford exhibited its Mondeo Energi PHV released in March 2018. During the motor show, Ford also announced the establishment of a joint venture specializing in Ford vehicle sales and service. GM exhibited its VELITE 6 EV scheduled for release in 2018, which features a battery manufactured by SAIC-GM. The Volvo Car Group, a subsidiary of the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, exhibited NEV models from its Volvo and Polestar brands.

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