A Look At The Chinese Electric Vehicle Market

This story is the second of a two-part look at China’s electric vehicle market. Read part one here. 

Here’s a look at Nio, a homegrown electric vehicle startup with ADSs listed in the U.S.; another domestic player, Xpeng, which is reportedly eyeing a U.S. listing;  and Tesla, which is nurturing a strong Chinese ambitions. 

Nio: A Homegrown Contender

Nio, or Weilai in Chinese, meaning “Blue Sky Coming,” was founded as Nextev in 2014. It took on its current nameplate in July 2017.  

Nio’s Models

  • EP9 – launched in 2016
  • ES8 – first volume-manufactured EV, unveiled in December 2017 and made available to the public in June 2018
  • ES6: launched in December 2018; deliveries began in June 2019
  • EC6: This model was unveiled to the public Dec. 28 and will be made available in September 2020.

The ES6 comes in three variants and is priced between 358,000 yuan to 468,000 yuan.

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LTFRB, LTO to feature online, cashless transactions

In accordance to the safety standards that they instilled, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO), will soon shift to online and cashless transactions. 

Starting Tuesday next week (June 16), the LTFRB will launch, in the National Capital Region, its latest initiative: the Public Transport Online Processing System (PTOPS). Still on pilot test and consultation till June 15, the system will allow transactions to be made online. However, publication and hearing of cases, are excluded in this move

The PTOPS was made in partnership with PISOPAY.COM, to not only make transactions faster and more convenient, but also aims to ensure that physical distancing will be continuously observed, as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In using the PTOPS, a user can easily create an account, select the type of

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Pennsylvania DOT Locations & Opening Hours Near Me

COVID-19 Effects on Licensing & Vehicle Services

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state DMVs nationwide have closed office locations, extended license and registration expiration dates, and/or limited the transactions they are processing. If possible, residents should use PennDOT’s online services to complete any relevant transactions. Follow PennDOT’s  most recent updates for the latest information.

PennDOT Office Locations & Hours

Going to the DMV may not be on top of anyone’s list of things to do, but with a little planning, it’s something you can at least finish quickly and easily, leaving yourself more time to actually do what you want.

Our office finder will help you find your nearest PennDOT licensing and registration office, so you can get in, get out, and get on with your day.

Enter your zip code above or find your county below to find the closest PennDOT office to you, or

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Responding to COVID-19 | PA.GOV

On May 4, 2020, Governor Wolf provided guidance that details procedures businesses must follow to conduct in-person operations in counties that move to the yellow phase of reopening.

All businesses, including non-profits, permitted to conduct in-person operations are subject to this guidance. This guidance is based on the building safety and business safety orders, under which nearly all life-sustaining businesses have been operating during the red phase.

Under the yellow phase of reopening, life-sustaining businesses that could not conduct either all or part of their operations via telework will continue to conduct their operations in-person, and many non-life-sustaining businesses will be permitted to restart their in-person operations through the loosening of some restrictions under the stay-at-home and business closure orders.

Protecting Employees

All businesses that have been conducting their operations in whole or in part remotely through individual teleworking must continue telework operations for each of those employees.

All businesses

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