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Garage shutter catches e-motorcycle and drags up into air in northern China










Garage shutter catches e-motorcycle and drags up into air in northern China

















Duration: 00:46

A garage shutter hooked onto an e-motorcycle and pulled it up into the air in hilarious fashion. In the dashcam footage captured on December 22 a woman was driving the e-motorcycle down into an underground garage. As soon as she stopped in front of the garage shutter and waited for it to be lifted, the shutter caught the e-motorcycle and pulled it up. The woman had to jump off before the e-motorcycle was lifted too high. The shutter then pulled the vehicle up and down. According to the witness, three security guards arrived to take down the vehicle. The

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Driverless motorcycle speeds through busy road after being rear-ended by car in eastern China










Driverless motorcycle speeds through busy road after being rear-ended by car in eastern China
















Duration: 00:34

A driverless motorbike sped through a busy road after being rear-ended by a car in eastern China. The CCTV video, filmed in the city of Shanghai on August 17, shows a Tesla crashing into a motorcycle after it stopped at the traffic lights. The man on the motorcycle was knocked off by the car but the driverless motorcycle was propelled into the busy road. According to reports, the motorbike stopped on an embankment after moving 100 metres through the intersection. Fortunately, no one was injured. The video was provided by local media with permission.

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China auto sales declined 6% in 2020

BEIJING — China’s sales of SUVs, minivans and sedans fell for a third year in 2020 as the coronavirus hurt already weak demand in the industry’s top global market, an industry group reported Wednesday.

Sales declined 6% compared with 2019 to 20.2 million, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Sales of commercial vehicles rose 18.7% to 5.1 million.

In December, sales rose 7.2% over a year earlier to 2.4 million, down from November’s 11.6% growth. Sales of trucks and buses rose 2.4% to 456,000.

Even before the coronavirus hit, demand was hurt by consumer unease about possible job losses due to a slowing economy and Beijing’s tariff war with the United States.

The downturn hurts global manufacturers that are looking to China to drive revenue at a time of flat or declining demand in the United States, Europe and Japan.

It squeezes cash flow for global and Chinese

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China auto sales expected to grow in 2021

The world’s biggest auto market is set to resume growing after a three-year slide capped by the pandemic.

China’s new-vehicle sales will grow 4 percent to more than 26 million in 2021 as the world’s No. 2 economy continues to recover from disruptions caused by the coronavirus, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers predicted last week.

China was the first country battered by the coronavirus and is expected to be the only major economy to have grown in 2020.

Car and light-truck deliveries are forecast to rise 7.5 percent to 21.7 million in 2021 while new commercial-vehicle demand will slip 10 percent to 4.6 million, said Xu Haidong, an official at the industry trade group. Sales of new electrified vehicles including plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles will jump 40 percent to 1.8 million, he added.

New-vehicle demand in China grew for the ninth consecutive month in December, rising 6.4

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