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Tesla Quality Issues Threaten Its Dominance in China EV Market

Chinese regulators are taking a close look at Tesla operations after recent videos on social media appear to show a Model 3 battery fire and malfunctioning vehicles. WSJ explains how possible quality issues with Tesla cars could threaten the EV-maker’s meteoric rise. Correction: Tesla’s revenue in China was $6.66 billion in 2020, according to the company’s SEC filing.

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ITS-Davis Representatives Prominent at China’s International Congress on Smart Shared Mobility

At the International Smart Shared Mobility Congress 2018 held in Guangzhou, China on November 20-21, the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis) dominated the international speakers’ list. The conference was co-hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) of China and a local government, and it included about 500 participants, from academic institutions, private industry, and government.

UC Davis Centers Partner with Shaanxi Group, Opens China-U.S. Land Ecology Center

By Nicolette Sarmiento

China’s rapid rise to global industrial superpower has come with significant pollution costs. In response, China has set a goal to rehabilitate 90 percent of its polluted industrial areas and farmland by 2020, and two UC Davis research centers aim to help. The UC Davis Road Ecology Center (REC) and the China Center for Energy and Transportation (C-CET) at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies have partnered with the Shaanxi Provincial Land Engineering Construction Group Co., Ltd. to create the China-U.S. Land Ecology Center.

Relationships and History of Engagement Build Strong China Center Foundation

The Davis China Center for Energy and Transportation (C-CET) officially launched in 2007, and has grown to become the only research center of its kind in the United States focused on China’s transportation and energy policy nexus. Several years earlier, however, researchers from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis) were exploring China’s evolving issues and participating in meetings with Chinese academics and government officials. These early interactions cemented the longstanding relationships at the core of today’s cross-cultural exchange.

China Center Hosts China-U.S. ZEV Policy Lab Meeting at Asilomar

As the government of China considers regulatory options for cleaning up its vehicle fleet, the China Center for Energy and Transportation (C-CET) is playing a key role as facilitator of high-level meetings between Chinese officials, California government regulators, and international automakers. In August C-CET hosted a meeting of the China-U.S. ZEV Policy Lab in Pacific Grove, Calif., in conjunction with the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis) Biennial Asilomar Conference.

China-U.S. ZEV Policy Lab: UC Davis and China Forge Landmark Accord to Speed Development of Clean Vehicles

In a landmark international collaboration on clean vehicle adoption, the University of California, Davis, and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) will work together to help speed the commercialization of plug-in and fuel cell electric cars in China and the United States under an agreement signed in Tianjin, China in September 2014.

Yunshi Wang, Director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation (C-CET) at ITS-Davis, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on accelerating the commercialization of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs).

China Hosts Inaugural Meeting of China-U.S. ZEV Policy Lab

Representatives from ITS-Davis, California Air Resources Board (ARB), China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), Chinese agencies involved in vehicle regulations, and major automakers came together in Beijing in early June for the inaugural advisory board meeting of the China-U.S. ZEV Policy Lab.