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Foreign makers might build electric cars in China, but rumored rule change has a catch

Foreign makers might build electric cars in China, but rumored rule change has a catch

China's announcement 10 days ago that it was assessing a timetable for ending sales of new cars with gasoline or diesel engines continues to reverberate. The country intends to dominate global production of lithium-ion battery cells and electric vehicles, for a host of reasons from industrial power... read more

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Which company's electric-car success will surprise us? Poll results

Predicting the future is always hazardous, but for the auto industry, this is a particularly uncertain time. Four trends—electrification, connectivity, autonomy, and... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Which carmaker will sell most electric cars in 2020, China included? Poll results

Last year, China's BYD sold more plug-in electric cars than any other company in the world. That includes General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla. Now GM has launched the Chevrolet... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn.

Who will be biggest electric-car maker in 2020? Take our Twitter poll!

Every week or so, Green Car Reports posts a poll on Twitter to survey our followers on their opinions on a variety of topics related to the news we cover. In general, we get... read more August 22, 2017 by


 
Ford Mustang in China

Ford pairs with Chinese maker Zotye for electric-car expansion

Ford was the first U.S. maker to build hybrid cars, starting in 2004, and it launched its Focus Electric hatchback in December 2011, just a year after the arrival of the... read more August 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Do German makers face 'iPhone moment,' after dodging diesel bullet?

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has largely fallen out of the public eye in the U.S., as VW and Audi buy back and modify roughly half a million noncompliant vehicles sold from... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
Artist’s impression of Faraday Future’s proposed plant in Hanford, California

Faraday Future gets $14 million; factory moved to CA from Vegas

Electric-car maker Faraday Future has received an emergency injection of $14 million to move its FF 91 luxury electric car closer to market. The rescue funds come in the form... read more August 8, 2017 by


 
Aoxin Ibis electric car. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China electric-car rules 'impossible,' say carmakers; more deference to regulators needed?

It may be human nature to avoid doing things that are for the long-term good but impose short-term costs. Exercising more, giving up smoking, or paying more for a car that is... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

Fuel-efficiency rules create jobs too, contrary to industry plaints

Fuel economy and emission standards have been a contentious issue in recent months as the auto industry and government officials clash over regulations and their potential... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T S Auto Grille

Will VW Group's electric cars "leapfrog" Tesla by 2025? Poll results

Looking back from the 2020s or 2030s, it's entirely likely that the unexpected arrival of Tesla Motors was a major force—along with legislation, perhaps the major... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Golf uses 27.5 percent less water

VW to cut environmental impact of carmaking by 45 percent

In the wake of its diesel emission scandal, Volkswagen has done its best to portray itself as a cleaner, more thoughtful automaker. Part of the damage control plot includes a... read more May 30, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept  [photo: Axel Harries]

German electric-car industry centers in 'Silicon Saxony'

Silicon Valley seems to grab many of the tech headlines in the United States, especially when it comes to autonomous vehicles, cars that plug in, and the future of... read more May 26, 2017 by


 
Mark Fields

Ford fires CEO Fields, in part, for lagging on electric cars

It's all the buzz of the auto industry this morning: Ford has fired its CEO Mark Fields and will replace him with Jim Hackett, former CEO of Michigan furniture maker... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

Why BMW uses Tesla electric cars to scare its staff into the future

When Tesla arrived on the scene 10 years ago, no major automaker took it very seriously—let alone thought it would cause the disruption it has in the market for luxury... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  March 2016

Manufacturing expert says Tesla Model 3 plan to skip beta testing is risky

Tesla is taking a major gamble regarding the production of its upcoming Model 3 sedan in skipping prototype tooling and jumping straight to permanent production tooling, says... read more May 1, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Q: Why is Tesla worth more than GM? A: The sins of Detroit

It remains unclear whether Tesla will survive as an independent company, given that it's had exactly two profitable quarters in its 12-plus years of existence. And yet, last... read more April 13, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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