AUTOMOTIVE NEWS CHINA Focused on the automotive manufacturing and retail market in China. Click here to sign up for our weekly email. China BMW begins output at new $2.2B plant in China to accelerate EV push The plant, BMW's third car assembly facility in China, will increase the automaker's annual output in the key market to 830,000 vehicles from 700,000 last year. China Li Auto, Hozon sign on for CATL’s new 620-mile range EV battery The “Qilin” battery, set to launch next year, has an energy density of up to 255 watt-hour per kilogram, and is safer and more durable than existing cells, CATL said while introducing it this week. China Beijing may extend national tax exemption for EVs, state TV reports Central government weighs extending exemptions by about 200 billion yuan ($30 billion), state television reported, citing a State Council meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang. China Tesla to idle, upgrade Shanghai plant to hike output U.S. automaker aims to boost factory's output to a new record high by the end of July to get closer to a goal of producing 22,000 EVs per week in Shanghai, Reuters reported. Content type - Any -ArticlePhoto GalleryVideo AllArticlesPhoto GalleriesVideos China China's chipmaking industry helped by U.S. sanctions Subscription Required China Commentary Used-vehicle market set to explode as Beijing lifts restrictions China VW retools management structure to drive autonomy, strengthen market position China Honda begins construction of EV factory in Guangzhou China CATL to introduce next-gen EV battery Automakers & Suppliers Musk says Tesla's two newest car plants are losing billions of dollars China Polestar SPAC merger poised to raise $850 million on Wall Street Executives Mercedes names McKinsey exec Paul Gao chief strategy officer China Tesla EVs face temporary ban at site of key China leadership confab China VW faces mounting scrutiny to address human rights violations in Xinjiang Load More Automotive News China email Commentary by journalist Yang Jian and highlights from top manufacturer and supplier news in greater China, twice each week.