Electric Vehicle Launches

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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 5-25

Out of the 20 electric vehicles covered in the scope of this request, one Aston Martin, one Borgward, seven Chinese BJEVs, and eleven BMWs, only one showed any release delays. The BMW i3 was released on schedule in Germany, but the United States release was pushed back from the end of 2013 to mid-2014. No reason was given for this delay, but EV enthusiasts speculate that BMW lost confidence in the "i" series while it was still in development in 2012 and BMW may have moved resources away from the project during a critical period at that time.

The requested information has been entered into line 5 through 25 of the spreadsheet linked here.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 26-46

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the provided search parameters, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 21 listed vehicles we researched, only one had delays and 20 did not. The BYD e6 experienced a launch delay in the United States. It was originally scheduled to launch in the country in December 2010, but was canceled due to the significant absence of charging infrastructure in the United States. The BYD e6 has yet to be released for private purchase. Instead, in early 2013, an electric bus from the company was launched for fleet and ride sharing services in the nation. Our findings are available in columns K through O of rows 26 through 46 of the attached spreadsheet.

METHODOLOGY

To find the requested information on the four car companies (Mini, Bollore, Brilliance, and BYD), we searched their official websites for news releases, blog posts, and additional types of available media releases. We scanned each accessible page to ensure we located any mention of a delay for the vehicles. Next, we explored news release aggregators like Business Wire, PRNewswire, PR Web, and Globe News Wire among others since the companies cater to a global market. Afterward, we examined sources such as Bain, McKinsey, and Deloitte for paid reports that may contain the requested information. However, we could not locate such reports through these sites. We only found data on the successful launches of the makes and models listed in the spreadsheet.

Nonetheless, during our research, we did find information on a delayed launch in the United States for the BYD e6. We then searched for the details surrounding this delay using sources such as the New York Times and blog posts like Auto Blog where we found information on the original launch date, the reason for the delay, and the updated launch date.

ADDITIONAL FINDINGS

MINI

There were rumors of MINI's plans to not utilize the future front wheel drive platform from BMW. Instead, MINI was planning to develop its own device that is properly fitted for its needs. The company determined that using the platform from BMW would be costly and not accommodate its brand.

BOLLORE BLUESUMMER

In 2015, Bollore chose to launch the company's Bluesummer electric vehicles around two years after its reveal (2013). Bollore provided options to purchase the cars for about €17,700 (incentives included) without batteries (lease for €79/month).

BRILLIANCE ZINORO 60H

The BMW Brilliance ZINORO car brand revealed its follow-up model, the SUV—ZINORO 60H, on March 21, 2017. The vehicle is a plug-in hybrid. As listed on the brand's official website, the recommended market retail price for this car model is 349,000 yuan.

BYD QUIN PRO

On September 20, 2018, BYD unveiled the Qin Pro, a sedan model. The car has three powertrain solutions for individuals with various demands, which are as follows:


The domestic price of the vehicle ranges from approximately 79,800 yuan (US$11,600) to 189,900 yuan (US$27,698).

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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 47-67

We have researched on the launch status of the electric vehicles (EV) listed on rows 47-67 of the attached spreadsheet. 

METHODOLOGY

In finding if the launch for the electric vehicles listed below was delayed, or is expected to be delayed, using the search parameters provided, we searched for each of the listed EVs, in news articles and automobile industry blogs for any available data to determine if their launch dates were delayed or is expected to be delayed. Of the 21 EV products searched, none had a delayed launch or an expected delay in launch date. 
  • Changan CS15
  • Changan CS75
  • Changan Eado
  • Changan Eulove
  • Changan Niou II
  • Changan Oushang
  • Changan New Energy New Eado
  • Changan New Energy NG E30
  • Changhe EV3
  • Changhe X5E
  • Chery Arrizo
  • Chery Arrizo 5E
  • Chery eQ1
  • Chery Karry K60
  • Chery Karry Yoyo
  • Chery Tiggo 3xe
  • Chery New Energy Arrizo 3 EV
  • Chery New Energy Exceed TX
  • Citroen-DFM Fukang ES500
  • Freightliner Sprinter
  • Mercedes A E-Cell

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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 68-88

Out of the 21 electric vehicles covered in the scope of this request, only 3 suffered delays. Mercedes B-Class and the Mercedes-Benz C350 were each pushed back by a year for unknown reasons. The Mercedes-Benz EQC is expected to go on sale in November 2019, rather than the originally announced Q2 2019 due to delays in manufacturing its battery.

The requested information has been entered into line 68 through 88 of the spreadsheet entitled "H15VrYGON_EV releases - delay checks template," linked here.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 89-109

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided by the client, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 21 vehicles researched, one vehicle had delays, and 20 did not. The entire project is here.

Methodology

Our inquiry consisted of a search using the provided search string: ‘“car make and model” (delay OR setback OR "push back" OR "pushed back" OR postpone OR suspend) (launch OR release OR deliver OR unveil OR “ramp up” OR “ramped up”).’ We used each designated make and model in the search string; our inquiry into the results of the search string went three pages deep into the returns. The only exception was in the few cases when the search string delivered only one or two pages of returns.

The single case where we found a delay was well outside our parameters for timely sources. Additionally, the anticipated release date provided by the project is years after the vehicle’s revised release date. The implication is that these are the release dates for two different model-iterations of the vehicle. However, we included it in our results for the sake of completeness.

Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 89-109

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided by the client, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 21 vehicles researched, we only found a delay for Daimler’s Smart ForFour.

Smart ForFour

Daimler delayed the Smart ForFour’s 2013 release to 2014. The delay was announced in February 2013. The suspected reason for the delay was the manufacturers having to shift Renault-Nissan’s Twingo from a front- to rear-wheel drive as part of a manufacturing agreement between Daimler and Renault-Nissan.

Conclusion

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided by the client, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. We found that Daimler’s Smart ForFour was the only delayed vehicle.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 110-130

Of the 21 listed models of electric vehicles checked for any launch delays or expected launch delays, only two of them — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Maserati Alfieri and FAW's Hongqi H7 — had launch delays. The major reasons for these delays were due to design reconsiderations and changes.

This research was conducted using the provided strategy and other relevant terms. This information has been provided in rows 110-130 of the attached spreadsheet.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 131-151

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided by the client, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. None of the 21 vehicles researched experienced any delays. While the Trumpchi GS5 vehicle faced no delays in being launched in the Chinese market, it was found that this electric car might be delayed to reach the United States market. The Trumpchi GS5 was scheduled to be launched in the United States in 2019 but has been postponed to 2020 due to the Sino-United States tariff dispute.
All relevant information has been documented in rows 131-151 of the attached spreadsheet.

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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 152-172

We have researched on the launch status of the electric vehicles (EV) listed on rows 152-172 of the attached spreadsheet.

Using the search parameters provided, we searched for each of the listed EVs to determine if their launch dates were delayed or is expected to be delayed. Of the 21 EV products searched, only the launch date of General Motors' Buick Velite-6 was delayed from the initial plan of the fourth quarter of 2018 due to issues with the quality of battery supplies. This delay was announced in August 2018 with no specific date revealed, however, the vehicle was officially launched on the 12th of March 2019.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 173-193

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model listed in rows 173-193 of the attached spreadsheet using the recommended search parameters, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 21 vehicles we researched, only the Honda Urban EV had a delay in its release date. The only reason provided for the delay was that Honda announced that it isn't making an attempt at mass electrification, and only expects to sell about 5,000 units.


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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 194-214

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided by the client, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 21 vehicles we research, 4 vehicles had delays and 17 did not.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 215-235

Based on our search, none of the electric cars highlighted in rows 215-235 of the attached spreadsheet experienced any launching delay. We searched for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided by the client, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 21 assigned vehicles we researched, all had been launched on the dates previously scheduled. For instance, JAC iEV7S was launched on October 27, 2017, in China while JAC IEV6S was launched on May 15, 2016. Also, it was reported on April 16, 2018, that JMC E500 made its debut in the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 236-256

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided by the client, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 20 vehicles we researched, no vehicles had delays. Please find the details in rows 236-256 of the attached spreadsheet.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 257-277

OVERVIEW

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided by the client, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 20 vehicles we researched, 0 vehicles had delays. 1 vehicle is likely to have been canceled and 2 vehicles were possibly actually not scheduled for a 2018 launch. The Electric Vehicle Launches SPREADSHEET contains the above information, in Rows 257-277.

METHODOLOGY

In our endeavor to find the requested data, we began by employing the search strings required: “car make and model” (delay OR setback OR "push back" OR "pushed back" OR postpone OR suspend); (launch OR release OR deliver OR unveil OR “ramp up” OR “ramped up”). To make sure that we exhausted all possibilities, we also utilized appropriate synonyms and related terms such as "hold", "reschedule" or "pause", in the case of the first string and "production", "market" or "advance", in the case of the second string.

For the first model on our list, the Yamaha Motiv.e, we encountered a situation where the majority of available resources indicated 2019 as a confirmed launch date, however, there was one article which suggested that, back in 2013, the car was actually expected to launch in 2016. In order to find out whether the company initially set 2016 as an official launch date, we continued our research by exploring company press releases, and additional motor news publications. We found out that, Yamaha representatives had indeed made a comment regarding possibly launching the car in 2016, but that they never officially confirmed it.

In the case of Citroen E-Elysee and its 2019 expected launch in China, the information available was also quite scarce. We began by following the results returned when utilizing the search strings required as per Research Criteria. However, the sources we found did not answer our questions. We continued our task by employing other similar words, while at the same time making sure to include the terms "China" and "2019". This is when we came across a source that indicated that it might be possible for the E-Elysee production to have been canceled. However, the authors stated that the rumor hadn't been confirmed. This sounds plausible because the car that E-Elysee was based on is going to be replaced next year. To find out whether that was accurate, we continued by investigating additional motor magazines and auto publications; however, the most recent news on E-Elysee generally date back from 2016. Knowing that this car is manufactured by Dongfeng Citroën, we accessed their official website and tried to find news regarding the E-Elysee model over there. Our research hasn't returned any relevant results. This was also because the website is in Chinese and not all sections can be translated to English. However, in the spreadsheet, we marked column K of row 260 with N/A and added the sources we mentioned.

On the same topic, whenever the spreadsheet indicated a specific launch date and a specific market, we made sure to include that criteria in our research strategy. Furthermore, in the case of Citroen Jumper, utilizing the name "Citroen Jumper" as a research parameter resulted in finding a limited number of results. However, through additional investigation, we found out that the same car goes by a couple of alternative names. "Peugeot Boxer" was the one that generated the most results. This strategy allowed us to conclude that the 2018 model was not delayed at launch.

Regarding the 2018 Opel e-Vivaro and e-Movano models, our thorough research revealed that it wasn't Opel/Vauxhall who developed these models. We began our quest by employing the search strings provided. Once we analyzed the results returned by this strategy and concluded that they did not fully answer our questions, we continued our investigation by using synonyms and other related terms in our strings. This approach led us to I See Electric Trucks GmbH, a German company building electric trucks with Opel. Overall, they have over 25 different models of both e-Vivaro and e-Movano. However, we did not find any data to suggest an official launch of their versions of e-Vivaro or e-Movano, back in 2018. We also explored Vauxhall's official website and looked at the Vivaro and Movano models listed there, in order to find out whether they mentioned anything about a 2018 launch in collaboration with I See Electric Trucks GmbH. However, no additional data was revealed. Taking everything into account, we marked rows 271 and 273 with N/A and added the sources mentioned.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 278-298

We have provided information on the electric cars that were delayed in rows 278-298 of the attached spreadsheet. We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 21 assigned vehicles we researched, only one, the Renault Captur, had a launching delay. The Renault’s electric model was previously scheduled for a launch in September 2017. However, in October the same year, the company announced that it was delaying the launch till date 6, November 2017. The company, however, did not inform the public about the reason for the delay.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 299-319

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the provided search parameters, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 21 listed vehicles we researched, only one of the vehicles had delays and 20 did not (Subaru CUV EV is set for a 2021 launch). The make and model of this particular vehicle is the Tesla Model X, which was delayed twice. The Tesla Model X was originally scheduled to launch in early 2014. However, the launch date was first moved to late 2014. The reason for the first delay was that Tesla planned to focus its attention on reaching the 20,000 production target of the Model S. Eventually, the launch date was rescheduled again to Q3 2015. The cause of this delay was that there were two notable issues with the Model X including its falcon-wing doors. There were also problems with cooling down the vehicle's motors while it was hauling trailers. Our findings on this topic are available in columns K through O of rows 299 through 319 of the attached spreadsheet.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 320-340

We have provided information on the electric cars that were delayed in rows 320-340 of the attached spreadsheet. We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 21 assigned vehicles, we researched, only one, the Toyota iQ, had a launching delay. Also known as Scion iQ, the electric model was previously scheduled for a launch in March 2011. However, in April the same year, the company announced that it was delaying the launch untill the summer of 2011 citing disrupted parts supply after the experienced March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan as the primary cause of the delay. Some of the highlighted electric car models like Toyota Corolla and Toyota C-HR are scheduled for launching in 2020.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 341-361

As requested, we conducted our search to discover whether the launch for the electric vehicles listed in rows 341-361 of the attached spreadsheet were either delayed or expected to be delayed (in the case of those that are yet to be launched), using the recommended search string, as well as other similar searches. For each electric vehicle, we checked at least three pages of search results for the required information to be sure of our conclusions.

Of all the assigned electric vehicles, we found that Bentley's Bentayga was the only one that pushed its launch date, which was originally set for 2018 to March 2019, to get volume models certified. We went on to provide this information in the corresponding row in the attached spreadsheet. For all other electric vehicles in rows 341-361, we have entered "No" in column K, as requested.
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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 362-379

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided by the client, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. Of the 18 vehicles we researched, 2 vehicles had delays and 16 vehicles did not.

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Electric Vehicle Launches Rows 380-396

We conducted a search for each vehicle make and model using the search parameters provided by the client, along with additional relevant keywords and phrases. For the following Zotye brands (E200, T200, T300, Z100/Cloud, Z500 and Zhima E30) the releases were done as scheduled. Zotye Traum MEET 3 EV and Traum SEEK 5 EV&PHEV are yet to be launched in the Chinese market as they have been scheduled for later in 2019. For the rest of the vehicle models from WM motors, Xiaopeng, Youngman, Yudo, Yunque, and Zhejiang Feidie, there have been no reported delays in releases and launches. The above information has been summarized in the attached spreadsheet.

Sources
Sources

From Part 01
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  • "Chinese electric brand Arcfox will unveil a new SUV concept and updated version of its Arcfox-7 supercar at the Geneva auto show in March."
  • "Arcfox currently sells the Lite two-seat electric car in China, which mirrors Smart's strategy in offering more a high-tech and premium EV minicar compared to the majority of low-cost EVs in China."
  • "Arcfox unveiled the Arcfox-7 supercar concept in 2016 ahead of building a production version to use as a halo for the brand."
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  • "This is the new Beijing Auto EC180, it debuted on the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show in China, sporting a trendy black bonnet and blue headlights lenses. "
  • "The EC180 is a compact electric car, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the first quarter of 2017."
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  • "Borgward introduced a pure electric version of its successful BX7 luxury SUV, the Borgward BXi7 electric car, at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show."
  • "The German automaker is planning to introduce the Borgward BXi7 EV into the European market in 2019."
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  • "A new version goes on sale in July – only a couple of months after the standard petrol and diesel models land in showrooms – with prices starting from just under £40,000."
From Part 04
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  • "What once was an expected release date of January of 2014 for the electric Mercedes, then was “early 2014,” has now turned into a regional roll-out sometime in the summer of 2014; with the B-Class ED not being available nationally until much later in 2015."
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  • "This all-electric version of the Vito goes on sale in the UK in 2019, becoming not only the first electric Mercedes van to properly reach these shores but also the first electric medium van of any kind."
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  • "Deliveries of the C 300 de in both Saloon (sedan, if you wish) or Estate (station wagon) are scheduled from mid-2019. Later, the German manufacturer will add a gas plug-in hybrid version."
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  • "The German auto conglomerate announced that it will add electric systems to all of its commercial van offerings over the next few years, starting with the brand new eVito model in 2018. Two more e-variants, the eSprinter and Citan, will follow in 2019. "
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  • "The fifth generation of the Mercedes-Benz E350 is to be launched around mid-2016 with a plug-in hybrid E350e version to follow probably in 2017."
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  • "Mercedes-Benz has displayed its EQA concept at the show too. This is the second time that Mercedes has brought the EQA to a motor show, as last year the concept was present at the Frankfurt Motor Show. "
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  • "Mercedes-Benz EQC Deliveries Delayed Three Months Due to Battery Production."
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  • "Mercedes-Benz is reportedly delaying volume deliveries of the EQC, its first all-electric vehicle built on the ground to be electric, until November. "
From Part 05
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  • "Daimler Trucks’ Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. celebrated the launch of the Fuso eCanter in New York City today, the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck."
  • "U.S., European and Japanese customers will receive their eCanter starting this year, with 500 expected to receive the vehicle in the next two years."
  • "Our Fuso eCanter comes with years of customer testing, and the assurance of parts, services, and warranty through our global Fuso dealership network."
  • "The first eCanter trucks were provided were provided to UPS and four New York City-based non-profit – Wildlife Conservation Society, New York Botanical Garden, Habitat for Humanity New York City, and Big Reuse Brooklyn."
  • "We have a long-standing global relationship with Daimler, and we welcome the opportunity to trial the Fuso eCanter as UPS continues to realize the benefits of electric trucks."
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  • "Sales release for smart fortwo and forfour electric drive: Electric urban model ready to go"
  • "The new smart electric drive models are now available to order. In Germany, prices for the smart fortwo electric drive start at 21,940 euros1 and for the forfour electric drive at 22,600 euros. The market launch will begin in June."
  • "smart is the only car manufacturer worldwide to offer its model range with both combustion engines and all-electric drive. Shortly after the release of the smart fortwo and smart forfour models, the smart fortwo cabrio electric drive will be available to order from May, with prices starting at 25,200 euros."
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  • "The Dongfeng Fengshen E30 & E30L have been launched on the Chinese car market. The E30 and E30L are electric mini cars, the E30 is the short-wheelbase two-seat version, and the E30L a slightly longer four-seat version. "
  • "They’ve had a long time coming. The E30 debuted back in 2011 as the Dongfeng EJ02 EV, and production was confirmed in 2013. Over all those years the design of the vehicle didn’t change a bit, resulting in a somewhat oddball look."
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  • "The Dongfeng Fengnuo E300 electric sedan debuted on the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. ‘Fengnuo’ is a sound translation of ‘Fluence’, which relates to the Renault Fluence, and more specifically to the electric Renault Fluence Z.E., where this E300 is based on."
  • "The front has been redesigned with a new bumper and grille, but they are otherwise the same."
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  • "The production version of the Dongfeng Fengshen AX5 has debuted on the Guangzhou Auto Show in China."
  • "The AX5 is a good looking compact SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market next month. Price will range from around 90.000 to 120.000 yuan."
  • "This is the Dongfeng Fengshen AX5, as it debuted earlier this week on the Beijing Auto Show. The Fengshen AX5 is a new compact SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q3. Price will start around 90.000 and end around 120.000 yuan."
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  • "Compact SUV AX7 takes the lead, with total sales volume reaching 20,692 units this year and growing 6.9% year-on-year. "
  • "Three new models including new E70, AX5-EV and AX7-PHEV were released on Shanghai Auto Show in April."
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  • "This is the new Horki 300E, an compact electric sedan, it was unveiled on the 2016 Guangzhou Auto."
  • "The 300E is based on the ancient first generation Kia Cerato, which is still in production in China. But the Horki has a different front with a shiny grille and big headlights."
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  • "The E17 is based on the pre-facelifted Dongfeng-Fengshen A60. Interestingly, in 2015 we saw a very similar EV, then called the Fengshen A60 EV, but it never made it to the market. The Fengshen A60 EV has now been turned into the Junfeng E17."
  • "The E17 will be powered by an electric motor with an output of 135hp, good enough for a 125 km/h top speed. Size: 4680/1720/1545, and wheelbase is 2700."
  • "The ER30 will be powered by an electric motor with an output of 80hp, good enough for a 115 km/h top speed. Size: 3775/1665/1530, and wheelbase is 2450."
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  • "Powered by a permanent magnet synchronous motor. Output of 80KW"
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  • "The Dongfeng Fengxing Jingyi S500 EV MPV first introduced at the Beijing Auto Show in 2016 and expected to be listed by October 2017. "
  • "The Dongfeng Fenxging S500 EV MPV is based on the combustion version launched earlier the year and fills an ever growing need for EVs with ample loading space. "
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  • "Dongfeng Rich is essentially a re-badged Nissan D22 pickup truck. Both vehicles are based on the F-Alfra platform and manufactured by Zhengzhou Nissan, an arm of the joint venture between Dongfeng Motor and Nissan."
  • "Coming in two body styles, as a pickup and SUV/van, the Rich was first released in 2006 as cheaper versions of the Nissan D22. "
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  • "Launch for the electric vehicle delayed, or is it expected to be delayed if it has not yet launched has been identified and included in the rows 89-109"
From Part 07
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  • ""There may be a delay," said Yu Jun, general manager of GAC Motor, at the Paris Motor Show 2018 where the automaker unveiled its all-new Trumpchi GS5. He added that the company might wait until the first half of 2020 to step into the U.S. market."
  • "The automaker announced last November that it planned to sell vehicles in the U.S. at the end of 2019."
  • "Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Co.,Ltd (GAC Motor) might postpone the plan to deliver cars in the U.S. market due to the escalating Sino-U.S. trade dispute. "
From Part 08
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  • "Now, though, it seems that plan has gone at least temporarily awry. The batteries that its in-country supplier A123 has been producing are not up to specification and can not be used as originally intended."
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  • "Initially the PHEV it was expected to launch by Q4. Although quality issues with the Chinese supplied battery packs will likely delay the launch into 2019."
From Part 09
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  • "Cadillac's CT6 enters the 2019 model year with a series of comprehensive updates, but unfortunately it also loses its plug-in hybrid option launched just two years ago."
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  • "2020 Silverado 1500 – second quarter 2019 launch (carry-over model with some changes) 2020 Silverado HD – third quarter 2019 launch (all-new model) 2020 Silverado MD – second quarter2019 launch (carry-over model with some changes) "
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  • "The 2019 Bolt launches in the third quarter of the 2018 calendar year. "
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  • "We now have an unveiling date of March 1 and it sounds like only the Sierra 1500 will be unveiled for now with the HD models coming later."
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  • "In 2016, Great Wall launched an EV variant of its C30 sedan."
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  • "Earlier this year, Great Wall Motors officially debuted their new electric vehicle brand ORA with the launch of the ORA iQ5 sedan. Less than a year later, the company has announced a second EV, the ORA R1."
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  • "During the second quarter of 2018, Great Wall launched its second NEV, the Wey “P8” – – a PHEV SUV."
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  • "The compact Han Teng X5 EV SUV is expected to be launched at the end of 2017 as a production vehicle."
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  • "Their first car, the Hanteng X7, launched in July 2016"
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  • "The Hawtai EV160B EV was listed in May 2017"
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  • "Hawtai EV160R EV also known as the Little Bee was listed for sale on the 29th of July 2017"
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  • "The production model of the HAWTAI iEV230 EV, assembled at the Ordos plant in Inner Mongolia entered the market in March 2016"
From Part 11
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  • "On 27th October, in the lakeside of beautiful Chaohu, JAC released its newest pure-electric SUV iEV7S equipped with the latest technology of liquid cooled battery control, and has a homologous R&D with Terras"
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  • "Hello, everybody! I’m IEV6S from JAC – the first pure-electric SUV in China. On 15th May, I have the kind of intimate interactions with more than 200 customers and journalists. To my delight, they praise that I’m the real prince charming- handsome and smart. "
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  • "Jiangling Motor Corporation (JMC) is expanding its JMEV brand with a new mid-size SUV, called the E500. It will debut on the 2018 Beijing Auto Show."
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  • "Jinhua, China--(March 28, 2018) - Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: KNDI) (the "Company" or "Kandi") today announced thatKandi Electric Vehicles Group Co., Ltd. (the "JV Company", a 50/50 joint venture between Kandi and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group) unveiled the all-electric SUV model Geely Global Hawk EX3 on March 26, 2018 at the launching ceremony in Hangzhou."
From Part 14
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  • "However, a new report from CarDekho suggest that the Renault Captur’s launch in India has been delayed to November 2017. That said, the reason for delay in launch of the Captur is not revealed. "
From Part 17
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  • "Hallmark said the snafu robbed the Bentayga of 300 to 400 sales - a gigantic number with respect to a $200,000 vehicle - and pushed the Bentayga plug-in hybrid launch back to March 2019 so Bentley could get volume models certified."
From Part 18
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  • "Volkswagen says it’s first new-generation battery-electric vehicle based on the upcoming MEB platform, the I.D. hatchback, won’t reach the market until 2020, rather than next year as originally planned."
  • "That rollback could mean the U.S. won’t get its first MEB-drive BEV, the I.D. Crozz CUV, until later than expected as well."
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  • "Production of the automaker’s first highly touted MEB vehicle won’t begin until 2020, rather than 2019 as originally planned"
  • "What isn't yet known is if the second car in Volkswagen's I.D range, the I.D CROZZ, will be delayed too. The SUV coupe was originally set to hit the market in 2020, but with the first car being delayed, that could be too."
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  • "Volkswagen says it will eventually build the production version of the I.D. Crozz electric crossover in Chattanooga, Tennessee, starting in 2022. "
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  • "Volkswagen e-Lavida is expected in the first half of 2019 like the e-Bora."
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  • "According to the press release, pre-sales of new Passat will start in May in some European countries and the market launch will start from the end of August onwards (Germany)."