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Welcome to the Duxes Auto Chronicle, your premier source for news, views, and forecasts for the automotive industry. As detailed below (and available for download in .pdf form), this quarterly newsletter includes industry expert interviews, the latest breaking news and explanations of governments’ latest policies and regulations.
The Online Aftermarket in China

Mike Yu has 22 years of experience in the Chinese automotive aftermarket, primarily with American & European-invested companies, covering sales & marketing, channel development, distribution management, product management, Reman and supply management. Currently, Mr. Yu is Vice President - Brands & Products at Autozi, an online aftermarket retailer, responsible for supplier development & management and central purchasing. Prior to joining Autozi, he was Independent Aftermarket Director for Continental Automotive, responsible for distribution and product management of ATE braking systems, VDO EMS and Mechatronics products.

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Mike Yu
Vice President
Brands and Products, Autozi
Tencent in talks to invest $400 million in Ola
July 27, 2017
Chinese internet giant Tencent is on the verge of investing $400 million in Ola, India’s most popular ride sharing application.
Tesla, China Are Driving An ‘Epic’ Revolution In Auto Engineering
July 24, 2017
Automotive engineering is in the midst of a paradigm shift, led by innovative enterprises such as Tesla, and nurtured by China’s growing market.
Apple, Amazon, Tesla and the Changing Dynamics of the Car Industry
July 24, 2017
With the prospect of leading international brands including Apple and Amazon entering the auto industry, old dealership models are in danger of becoming obsolete, argues one industry analyst.
EU Automakers Not Fully Sold on Japan Trade Deal
July 14, 2017
Despite promising news about an EU-Japan trade deal that would open up new markets for automakers in both jurisdictions, some European auto companies are skeptical about its proposed benefits.
Volkswagen eyes China to boost its electric car ambitions
July 12, 2017
Volkswagen has set ambitious targets for future electric car sales, one million annually by 2025, and expects Chinese consumers to comprise a large portion of that figure.
Hyundai Faces Tougher Times at Home and Abroad
July 12, 2017
The recent struggles of Hyundai reflect the state of the South Korean auto industry, which has experienced labor trouble, increased competition from abroad and unfavorable trade policies in recent years.
Trump Talk Aside, Auto Manufacturing and Automation Are Booming in Mexico
July 12, 2017
Despite expectations of a downturn for auto manufacturing in Mexico in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, the sector remains vibrant, with substantial new investment in automation.
Detroit’s Urgent Embrace of Self-Driving Cars
July 10, 2017
In the U.S., carmakers and technology firms alike have poured massive investments into developing self-driving cars, anticipating that autonomous technologies will dictate the future of the auto industry.
Chinese auto parts proving a hit
July 7, 2017
Chinese auto parts manufacturers have established a foothold in the international market, bolstered by lower prices, improved quality, and certification from leading brands.
New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK
July 26, 2017
The UK has decided to phase out the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles in favor of electric vehicles, with a “switch-over” planned to occur in the 2020s, and an outright ban by 2040.
Hong Kong’s electric car market comes to emergency stop after tax waiver scrapped
June 13, 2017
A tax waiver for electric car purchases in Hong Kong expired in April, a development that has negatively affected the market for such vehicles.
Silent upheaval in the automotive sales in China: the promulgation of new automotive sales measure
June 2, 2017
The Administrative Measures on Automotive Sales, which took effect on July 1st in China, prohibit auto OEMs from imposing various restraints and requirements on authorized dealers, balancing a relationship in which OEMs previously had significant leverage.

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