More Faraday Info: Chinese Billionaire Backer, Ex-Tesla Staff For Electric-Car Startup

More Faraday Info: Chinese Billionaire Backer, Ex-Tesla Staff For Electric-Car Startup

It seems like something out of a movie: a mysterious startup company operates for a few years in total secrecy, then drops plans for a billion-dollar factory that will build electric cars. But that's the summary of the secretive Faraday Future, about which a bit more information slipped out last... read more

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First China, Now India, Commit To Reducing Carbon Emission Rates

Climate change is a hotly-debated political issue in the United States, but truly addressing it will require an even bigger consensus. The world's nations will meet in Paris... read more October 11, 2015 by 

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Electric-Car Sales Booming, But Not Because Buyers Want Them

In recent years, the Chinese government and some cities have instituted generous incentives on electric cars, hoping that putting more of them on its roads will curb air... read more August 31, 2015 by 

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Youxia Electric Tesla Clone From China: So Bad It Makes Us Laugh

Chinese carmakers have acquired a reputation for making blatantly obvious copies of existing designs from other countries. The results are usually worth a few... read more July 29, 2015 by 

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

For Electric Car Standards, China And U.S. Work Together On Regulations

Automotive standards--the explicitly detailed regulations that specify how a car must operate, what equipment it must or must not have, and a whole lot more--govern the... read more July 13, 2015 by 

Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

UPDATE: Tesla Superchargers Still Free In China; Fees On Sign Apply To Private Charger

Tesla Motors is head and shoulders above any other electric-car maker in providing a network of charging stations for its drivers to use during their travels. It's best known... read more July 12, 2015 by 

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China Built 25,000 Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids In June Alone

The Chinese vehicle market is now the world's largest, and has been for a few years now. And the country's government-industrial complex has ambitious plans to dominate... read more July 10, 2015 by 

Beijing smog

China's Air Pollution Is Bad, But India's Is Far, Far Worse

Discuss countries with the worst air pollution, and China typically rises to the top of the list like smoke from a chimney. Maybe it's the high-profile coverage of Beijing's... read more June 3, 2015 by 

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Beijing Adds Another Electric-Car Incentive: Rush-Hour Access To Any Road

To get more of its residents to switch to electric cars, the Chinese capital of Beijing has not only offered incentives, but also privileges. When the city severely... read more June 3, 2015 by 

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LG Chem Adds Chinese Great Wall Motors Plug-In Hybrids To Its Battery Clients

South Korean battery maker LG Chem continues to be on a roll, signing up automakers left and right that plan to use its lithium-ion cells in new electric cars. The latest to... read more May 26, 2015 by 

BYD Yuan. Photo by Indian Autos Blog.

What If China's Plug-In Hybrids Were Never Actually Plugged In? (Or California's?)

China has had difficulty getting its New Energy Vehicle program off the ground for a number of reasons. While it was initially focused on battery-electric vehicles, buyers... read more May 14, 2015 by 

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

China To Force Toyota To Build Electric Cars It Loathes

Toyota has been more than abundantly clear in its belief that the best approach to reducing fuel consumption and offering zero-emission vehicles lies in a combination of its... read more April 28, 2015 by 

BYD Yuan. Photo by Indian Autos Blog.

China's BYD Yuan Plug-In Hybrid Mini-SUV: Styling Stolen From Ford?

China is now the world's largest car market, and when it comes to the country's domestic auto industry, quantity often seems to trump quality. Chinese cars generally don't... read more April 28, 2015 by 

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China To Top U.S. Electric-Car Sales? Why Stats Don't Compare

Not all electric vehicles are created the same--and that's an important point to keep in mind when you read stories about how China's electric-car market is set to overtake... read more April 21, 2015 by 

Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

Cue Kandi Store Jokes: Small Electric Car Goes On Sale In China

Kandi Technologies Group operates a car-sharing service in China that dispenses electric cars from vending machines. But now it plans to move into retail sales. So it looks... read more April 20, 2015 by 

2016 Cadillac CT6

Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: Big Battery, More Electric Range

As predicted, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan was released today at the Shanghai Motor Show, using an adaptation of GM's... read more April 20, 2015 by 


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