Phate Zhang

Phate is the founder and main author of CnEVPost. He has been reporting since 2009, mainly on macroeconomics and capital markets. He started his career at China Daily and Reuters. Contact via: phate@cnevpost.com.
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Li Mega pre-orders far exceed Li L9's performance over same period, says Li Auto CEO

Li Auto CEO said the company will share how it will make a premium BEV a hot seller at its March 1 launch event. ...

BYD continues model update with refreshed Song Plus, Seal DM-i

BYD continues its post-Chinese New Year model update move with refreshed versions of the Ocean series' Song Plus, Seal DM-i priced significantly lower than previous versions. ...

Xpeng, VW ink joint sourcing program to reduce platform costs

The joint sourcing program will reduce platform costs by sharing the combined scale of the two companies and leveraging Volkswagen's supply chain, Xpeng said. ...

Svolt Energy's battery plant in Thailand begins mass production

Svolt Energy expects its Thailand plant to supply more than 20,000 battery packs to local customers this year. ...

Chinese EV makers' CEOs react to Apple's reported ditching of EV effort

Bloomberg reported that Apple is canceling its decade-long EV-making effort. CEOs of EV makers including Xpeng, Li Auto, Xiaomi, and Jiyue have expressed their views. ...

HiPhi in touch with Changan for takeover talks, report says

HiPhi began production halt on February 18 -- the first working day after the Chinese New Year holiday -- sparking fears about its fate. ...

IM Motors hints at shooting brake model as Zeekr launches refreshed 001

More EV makers are betting that the shooting brake style will become a new trend in China. ...

Zeekr launches refreshed Zeekr 001 with upgraded specs and reduced prices

Upgraded specifications and lower prices are expected to keep the Zeekr 001 competitive amid fierce price competition, thus helping Zeekr achieve its goal of doubling sales this ye ...

Polestar begins Polestar 3 production in China

Production of the Polestar 3 has begun in Chengdu, China, with additional production expected to begin in the US in mid-2024, Polestar said. ...

China EV insurance registrations for week ending Feb 25: Nio 2,300, Xpeng 1,200, Li Auto 6,200, Tesla 10,800

In the February 1-25 period, Nio was at 5,100, Xpeng at 3,000, Li Auto at 16,200, BYD at 81,000 and Tesla at 24,300. ...