China’s automotive industry on the advance

The new Chinese models presented at Auto Shanghai have now finally reached the level of Western vehicles. Whereas a few years ago one could still see bold, smiling copies in poor quality, now the Western visitor is rather silent in view of the development leap of Chinese manufacturers.

Both in terms of design and interior, the new models of the many unspeakable brands are in no way inferior to the cars of German, Japanese or Korean manufacturers. Quite the opposite. When it comes to the development of e-vehicles, they are even clearly ahead. All Chinese manufacturers have battery electric vehicles on offer, some with hydrogen fuel cells as range extenders. And this applies not only to small startup manufacturers like world champions (yes, that’s the real name), who sold just 4500 vehicles last year, but also to volume manufacturers like BYD (Build Your Dreams), whose electric vehicles can already be seen everywhere in Shanghai Downtown.