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101 Top Chinese Automotive Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Chinese based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Chinese Automotive Startups

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NIO

NIO

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NIO is an automotive company that designs and develops electric autonomous vehicles.

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CATL is providing integrated product solutions as well as comprehensive full life cycle services to global clients.

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BYD Company

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BYD is engaged in the research, development, manufacture, and distribution of automobiles, secondary rechargeable batteries and more.

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Deeproute

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Deeproute is an international self-driving technology company committed to advancing urban logistics and popularizing robotaxis.

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ZTO Express

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ZTO Express is a logistics company that provides shipping and delivery services to Alibaba.

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Hozon

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Hozon is an electric vehicle startup that uses technology to develop intelligent electric vehicle models.

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HT Aero

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HT Aero aspires to be the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM) and is dedicated to producing safe and intelligent electric flying vehicles.

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Leapmotor

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Leapmotor is a Hangzhou-based Chinese new energy car maker.

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ECARX

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ECARX is an intelligent traffic assistant for cars.

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Tuhu

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Tuhu is an automobile after-sales products and services provider.

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BYTON

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BYTON operates as an electric vehicle company that designs cars as a fully connected smart device on wheels.

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Niu Technologies

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Niu Technologies is an electric scooter manufacturing company that provides smart urban mobility solutions.

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Chehaoduo

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Chehaoduo is an online car trading platform that directly links individual car sellers and buyers.

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InsurTech

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InsurTech offers big data collection and analysis and innovative applications in the automotive, insurance and payment industries.

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Inceptio Technology

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Inceptio Technology is a company that develops autonomous trucks and their logistic networks.

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Li Auto

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Lixiang, formerly known as Chehejia, is a car company that specializes in developing electric vehicles.

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AIWAYS

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AIWAYS is a manufacturer of smart electric car, based in Shanghai.

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ePropulsion Innovation

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ePropulsion Innovation is an innovative provider of electric propulsion kits for boats and marine vehicles.

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Qcraft

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Qcraft operates as a self-driving startup company.

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CCIV

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CCIV is a disciplined industrialization company in China.

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Souche

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Souche provides new and second-hand car trading services.

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Zeekr

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Zeekr develops and manufactures premium electric vehicles and automobiles.

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MAXIEYE

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Maxieye is a technology service provider that offers driver assistance and automatic driving system.

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WM Motor

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WM Motor is an automotive company that designs, manufactures, develops, and markets battery-operated electric vehicles.

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Uxin

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Uxin offers car e-commerce platform that enables to consumers and dealers to buy and sell new and used cars.

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Banma Network Technologies

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Banma Information Technology is an Internet car startup that opens up its AliOS in-car operating system to developers and carmakers.

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DiDi Autonomous Driving

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DiDi Autonomous Driving offers Level 4 autonomous driving (“AD”) technologies, aiming to make transportation safer and more efficient.

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HiRain Technologies

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HiRain Technologies supplies automotive electronic products, project consulting & engineering, development tools and training services.

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CassTime

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CassTime is an auto parts e-commerce platform that provides logistical and supply chain finance services.

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Aulton New Energy

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Aulton New Energy is an electric vehicle replacement services providing company.

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UCAR

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UCAR is a chauffeured car service provider committed to guaranteeing safe and standardized chauffeur services for its customers.

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Carzone

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Carzone is an e-commerce platform for auto parts.

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BAIC BJEV

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BAIC BJEV is an electric vehicle unit of Beijing Automotive Group.

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ZVISION Technologies

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ZVISION Technologies provides automotive grade solid-state LiDAR solution for autonomous driving appliations.

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Zongmu

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Zongmu Technology is a Chinese self-driving tech firm.

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eHi Car Rental

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eHi is a Chinese car rental platform that utilizes an advanced vehicle management system.

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51WORLD

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Digital twin infrastructure provider

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Ykccn.com

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Ykccn.com is a professional company that operates and replaces the operation and maintenance of new energy vehicles.

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Yidao Yongche

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Yidao Yongche is a Chinese domestic e-commerce website platform that enables users to book professional car reservation services online.

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Teld New Energy

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Teld New Energy is an energy vehicle charging network operating company.

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Newlinks Technology

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Newlinks Technology is a mobile app that provides car fueling services with card free payments.

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ENOVATE Motors

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ENOVATE Motors is a automobile industry.

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MINIEYE

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MINIEYE develops a vehicle visual sensing system to help drivers better understand the road and make driving safer.

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Bordrin Motors

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Bordrin is a smart electric vehicle developer, providing multi-dimensional smart travel, mobile energy, and shared economic solutions.

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Star Charge

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Star Charge focuses on developing and manufacturing the new energy vehicle charging equipment.

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XXF

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XXF is a car lease, purchasing, and financing platform.

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CAR

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CAR Inc., the largest car rental company in China and a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed public company.

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HoloMatic

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HoloMatic is a autonomous driving technology start-up that provides auto-driven vehicles based on AI and automotive tech.

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Lips Semiconductor

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Lips Semiconductor is a developer and producer of power semiconductor components for new energy vehicles and industrial use.

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Che300

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Che300 is a secondhand car appraisal and transaction platform.

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Tiantian Paiche

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Tiantian Paiche is a Chinese online used-car trading platform.

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ICONIQ Motors

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ICONIQ Motors is a vehicle manufacturing company that develops all-electric, passenger-focused vehicles with supercar styling.

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Xpeng Motors

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Xiaopeng Motors is an electric vehicle and technology company that designs and manufactures smart cars.

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Banma Kuaipao

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Banma Kuaipao is a Chinese car-ride-hailing company.

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eDaijia

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eDaijia is a mobile platform that enables consumers to find and hire temporary drivers.

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YH Global

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YH Global provides transport distribution, international freight forwarding, and commerce logistics services.

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FreeTech

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FreeTech is a provider of intelligent driving solutions and products.

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CanGo

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Cango is an automotive transaction service platform in the China.

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Lionbridge Financing Leasing

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Lionbridge is a commercial vehicle smart finance and service platform that creatively combines financial capital and industrial operation.

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VisionNav Robotics

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VisionNav Robotics is an unmanned industrial vehicle technology provider company.

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Geometrical-PAL

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Geometrical-PAL is a Chinese autonomous driving technology developer.

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Hong Jing Drive

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Hong Jing Drive provides a computing platform for autonomous driving vehicles.

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Shenzhen Daotong Technology

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Autel is an automotive electronic products manufacturer.

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Huizuche

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Huizuche is the operator of a car rental service platform designed to offer users a convenient car rental experience overseas.

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Surron

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Surron is an electric motorcycles and bike manufacturing company.

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Juefx

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Juefx is a Developer of AI technology that focuses on building an autonomous driving decision data platform.

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YinLong Group

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YinLong Group manufactures and supplies lithium batteries, materials, power supply, and electric vehicles for public transportation.

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TuanChe.com

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TuanChe.com is an automotive e-commerce platform.

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Huasheng Haoche

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Huasheng Haoche is a Beijing-based automotive trading and services platform.

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Idriverplus

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IDRIVERPLUS specializes in technological innovation and product development in the field of intelligent vehicles.

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70mai

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70mai engages in the sales of smart car electronics products.

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Singulato Motors

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Singulato Motors is a electric car start-up that covers new energy vehicles, smart car systems, vehicle networking services and solutions.

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EVTECH

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EVTECH is a supplier of energy vehicle power supply products.

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YIAUTO

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YIAUTO is an automobile supermarket for tier 3-5 cities in China.

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Maihaoche.com

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Maihaoche.com is an automotive e-commerce platform that provide an integrated services of finance, warehouse and logistics services.

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ZAZT Technologies

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ZAZT Technologies is a cloud parking comprehensive service platform.

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Venti Technologies

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Venti Technologies is a safe-speed autonomous vehicles developer company.

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BWI Group

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BWI Group is a chassis supplier that designs and manufactures brake and suspension systems for the global transportation market.

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Qianchen Automobile

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Qianchen Automobile is a smart electric commercial vehicle manufacturer of smart connected new energy commercial vehicles.

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Youxia Motors

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Youxia Motors designs and manufactures electric vehicles.

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NASN Automotive Electronics

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NASN Automotive Electronics is a manufactures automotive electronics and driving related core technology products.

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Atzuche

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Atzuche is a mobile application allowing individuals to rent out their idle vehicles.

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Thinktech

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Thinktech is a design and manufacturing company that specializes in producing automotive grade semiconductors.

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Encootech

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Encootech is a Digital Consulting and Digital Robot Solution Provider

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Pateo

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Pateo uses artificial intelligence to provide automobile solutions.

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Feichi Technology

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Feichi Technology is an automobile manufacturer specializing in design and manufacture of hydrogen energy commercial vehicles.

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AutoAI

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AutoAI is an intelligent networked system developer and operator for a new generation of self-driving cars.

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Mancando

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Mancando is an automotive parts supplier company that provides car wearing parts for auto repair factory.

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Xiaoi Robot

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Xiaoi Robot is an intelligent robot technology provider and platform operator.

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Haoqipei

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Haoqipei is a Chinese B2B platform for auto repair shops and auto parts suppliers.

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Tima Networks

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Tima Networks is an automobile connectivity solution provider based in China.

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Mute International

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MUTE offers subscription access to advanced 2 and 4 wheel Electric Vehicles in the UK, China, Indonesia and Australia.

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Chargerlink

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Chargerlink is focused on providing charging station solutions for the electric vehicles

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Volkswagen Travel Information Technology

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Volkswagen Travel Information Technology is a smart car travel platform which provides car travel services.

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Xcar

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Xcar is an automotive integrated information service platform.

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Motovis

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Motovis is a Chinese autonomous driving technology firm.

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YouCKU.com

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Second-hand car trading platform based in Shenzhen.

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CH-Auto Technology

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CH-Auto Technology is an automotive design and vehicle development solution company.

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DS Automobiles

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DS Automobiles engages in the sales and service business of the automotive.

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Nebula Link

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Nebula Link provides vehicle-mounted equipment and roadside systems for autonomous driving and smart cities.

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Paixue Che

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Paixue Che is a internet learning service company providing the construction of a one-stop learning car service.

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