What is striking is the ever better performance of Chinese manufacturers. Eight Chinese companies will be among the top 25 groups in 2018. With NextEV (brand "Nio"), the best is already in 13th place, ahead of traditional manufacturers such as Fiat-Chrysler, Renault or Mazda. However, like Byton, NextEV did not yet have any series-produced vehicles on offer during the investigation period, unlike the other Chinese OEMs in the ranking. Among the top 20 automotive companies are currently four OEMs of Chinese origin, only two years ago Geely (Volvo) was only one.
From a technical point of view, Chinese manufacturers are focusing primarily on the future fields of alternative drives and networking/autonomous driving. In the field of electric mobility (BEV, Battery Electric Vehicles), many series applications can already be recorded here, in the field of (autonomous