In 70 years, China's auto industry has won three global firsts

Author:China EV Export Date:2023-08-02 Reading:


How is China's auto industry? Presumably you in front of the screen have thought about it and have your own opinions. Compared with overseas major manufacturers, my country's auto industry has had a long-term fault in the civilian car market. Strictly speaking, private cars did not enter the rapid development path until this century, and the real outbreak period was around 2007.

The first Chinese car company is China’s FAW, which we are familiar with. It was founded in 1953 (the first car rolled off the assembly line in 1956), and it has gone through a full 70 years. The brand history is earlier than South Korea’s Hyundai Motor (1967). , Compared with Toyota, Land Rover and other brands, it is not too late, but due to well-known reasons, China's auto industry cannot serve the public, and has not developed for the international market.

To use a common saying to describe it—was up early to catch a late episode. In the 1990s, joint venture auto brands entered the early stage of development, but the original intention of exchanging the market for technology was clearly not realized. Until today, the profit point of many domestic automakers still falls on joint venture brands, and the development of independent brands is slow and sales are weak.


It's all reality. But it cannot be denied that although the 70-year development road has been stumbling, there are still some achievements. In the past 14 years, China has become the country with the largest automobile production and sales volume in the world. Taking the first half of this year as an example, the production and sales volume completed 13.248 million and 13.239 million vehicles respectively, a year-on-year increase of 9.3% and 9.8% respectively.


In the past 8 years, the production and sales of new energy vehicles in China ranked first in the world. The production and sales of new energy vehicles reached 3.788 million and 3.747 million respectively, a year-on-year increase of 42.4% and 44.1% respectively, and the market share reached 28.3%.

In the first half of this year, China's total auto exports exceeded 2 million units, reaching 2.14 million units, a year-on-year increase of 75.7%. Among them, the export of passenger vehicles was 1.78 million, a year-on-year increase of 88.4%; the export of commercial vehicles was 361,000, a year-on-year increase of 31.9%, becoming the largest automobile exporter.

The three firsts are hard-won, and we also need to face up to the objective facts. China has a population of 1.4 billion. With economic development and national income growth, it is the cornerstone of supporting the world's largest automobile production and sales country. It can also be understood as our Has a unique advantage in market resources.

The rapid development of new energy vehicles not only depends on the huge market capacity, but also depends on the state's policy support and promotion of new energy vehicles, such as direct favorable policies such as car company subsidies and car purchase subsidies.


In terms of car exports, SAIC Group once again came out on top, followed by Chery, Changan and Great Wall. Among them, the export volume of new energy vehicles was 534,000, a year-on-year increase of 1.6 times. From the perspective of exporting countries, they are mainly concentrated in South America, Central Asia, and East Asia. In the European market, new energy vehicles are the main force. Brands such as SAIC MG and BYD have performed well.


Obviously, new energy vehicles will become a breakthrough for independent car companies to go global. On the one hand, new energy vehicles bypass the technical blockade of overseas car companies and third-party suppliers, such as transmissions, chassis and other technologies, which also hinder independent cars. The biggest obstacle to development; on the other hand, fuel vehicles are still the core business and vested interests of overseas car companies. After all, it will take long enough for the giant wheel to turn around, but independent car companies have managed to go into battle lightly.