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Nio electric SUV, from Chinese NextEV, to have 'Toyota cost' and 'Tesla range'

Nio electric SUV, from Chinese NextEV, to have 'Toyota cost' and 'Tesla range'

Among the many startups looking to repeat the success of Tesla Motors, China's NextEV has somewhat flown under the radar. But the company is now discussing concrete plans for its future electric cars under a new brand called Nio. NextEV launched the Nio brand in dramatic fashion last month with the... read more

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Beijing smog

How China's horrific air quality magically turns cleaner: cotton

China is known for having some of the most polluted air in the world. But officials in one Chinese city found a way to at least make that air appear cleaner, for awhile. Like... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
LeEco LeSee concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Faraday Future backer LeEco is running out of cash, CEO admits

Faraday Future plans to put an electric car into production within two years at a brand-new factory with a stated price tag of $1 billion. So far, this ambitious plan has had... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Coal in China: huge problem for clean power, climate efforts

Over the past few years, China has made impressive strides in renewable-energy investment. The promotion of renewable energy will only become more important as China works to... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Germany 'reassured' after worries on Chinese electric-car mandates

Electric-car mandates can be a powerful tool for reducing transportation-related emissions. California first proposed its current zero-emission vehicle mandate in December... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

China to regulate, rein in low-speed electric cars used in rural areas

China overtook the U.S. last year to become the world's largest market for electric cars. But a large portion of the vehicles included in Chinese new-car sales tallies are... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
wind farm

Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

The overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner. And the latest statistics from the International... read more November 2, 2016 by


 
China

China decides maybe hybrids could help its emissions too

When it comes to electric cars, China has some of the most generous incentives of any country. But in its attempt to promote greener vehicles, China has largely ignored... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
2012 Infiniti LE Concept

Is Infiniti now ready to launch an electric car, after all?

Nissan's strong commitment to electric cars has not, so far, extended to its Infiniti luxury brand. While the six-year-old Nissan Leaf is the bestselling electric car in... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Which country or region will make the most electric cars in 2025? Poll results

Plug-in electric cars are going to be a bigger part of the vehicle mix in future than they have been to date. That much is abundantly clear. Electric cars are one of four... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla and China: why an obvious match isn't as simple as it seems

China is not just the world's largest overall new-car market, it's also now the largest market for plug-in electric cars. With its ambitious plan to build 500,000 electric... read more October 3, 2016 by


 
China

China ratchets down green-energy growth for first time ever

Over the past few years, China has made a major push to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging use of green technologies. Thanks to generous government incentives and fleet... read more September 27, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

U.S., China peer-reviewed reports lay out huge subsidies for fossil fuels

Critics of the renewable-energy industry argue that it's unfair that energy sources such as wind and solar often benefit from government subsidies. But the volumes and... read more September 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla software update fixes flaw found by Chinese white-hat hackers

Modern cars' increased reliance on software to control vital functions opens up new technological possibilities, but also poses the potential of hacking. That risk now... read more September 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Cadillac CT6

Can GM beat Chinese BYD as global electric-car leader? It plans to try

The automaker that sold the most plug-in electric cars last year wasn't a U.S., Japanese, or European firm. It was BYD, the Chinese carmaker notably backed by Warren... read more September 20, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance (Chinese spec)

BMW X1 plug-in hybrid SUV for China only, not North America

BMW is making another addition to its growing roster of plug-in hybrids, but this one won't be sold in the U.S. Unveiled at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show last week, the BMW X1... read more September 8, 2016 by


 

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