Electric Vehicles

Total 11 Posts

Chinese Auto Maker NIO Eyes Lithium Sources

Chinese electronic vehicle (EV) maker NIO is making a big investment to secure its access to lithium, a raw material used in EV batteries.

China Raises WTO Concerns Related to U.S. Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

A spokesperson for China's Ministry of Commerce has raised concerns about the discrimination against foreign products that is part of the electric vehicle tax credits in the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

U.S. Infrastructure Spending on Electric Buses Ramps Up, China Excluded

A U.S. federal government effort to provide more funding to state/local governments and agencies for electric vehicles is moving ahead, but Chinese companies will not be eligible.

BYD Selling SUV EVs in Australia

Leading Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD has received approval to sell a low-priced SUV in Australia and has made its first shipment there.

European Think Tank Calls for Consideration of Trade Measures Against Chinese Electric Vehicles

A new piece by the European think tank Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) makes the case that Chinese production of electric vehicles will harm European industries and therefore merits the use of trade defense instruments in response. Calls for trade measures in this sector are likely to be taken

Indian Minister Wants Tesla Manufacturing in India, Not Importing from China

The Indian government has been pushing Tesla for years to manufacture in India rather than import electric vehicles into India from China. Nitin Gadkari, India's Minister for Road Transport & Highways, reiterated this view last week.

U.S. Trade Rep. Tai Testifies to House Committee on Biden Administration's Trade Agenda

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testified today before the House Ways and Means Committee, discussing various aspects of the Biden administration's trade policy agenda with members of the committee. We highlight here a number of comments made by Tai and the committee members on issues related to China trade
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