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GM's Barra backpedals from "mandated" electric car statement

GM's Barra backpedals from "mandated" electric car statement

General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared Tuesday to walk back from earlier statements that China would be artificially creating demand by mandating electric cars in the future. “Clearly we believe that the Chinese market will have the highest electric vehicles most quickly because of the... read more

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Beijing smog

China electric-car rules to start in 2019; aggressive totals are world's highest

You may not have heard it happen, but the global automotive industry changed forever on Thursday. China released its plan to require substantial sales of plug-in electric... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

California mulls ban on new cars with engines, joining China in climate action

With China mulling an eventual ban on sales of cars with gasoline or diesel engines, the world's largest car market made it clear earlier this month that it intends to force... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
Tesla Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada

China to build many gigafactories' worth of electric-car battery plants

While the United States federal government threatens to backslide on renewable energy, California and China continue to move at an aggressive pace to lead the world in... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

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... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China wants all electric cars: will it work? Reasons and reactions

It was quaint and adorable when Norway did it, saying it would end sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025. The Netherlands followed suit, with little fanfare... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
One of 130 second-generation self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars, with GM CEO Mary Barra

GM CEO Barra attacks China gas-car ban, suggests buyers should decide

General Motors CEO Mary Barra met with reporters in Shanghai on Friday, discussing the company's vision of the future: "a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Mahindra e2o electric car

India actually beat China to all-electric new-car pledge, targets 2030

China made headlines around the world on Sunday when state media reported that the country is developing a timetable to end production and sales of new vehicles with gasoline... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Volkswagen ID Crozz electric crossover concept updated at Frankfurt show

Germany's giant VW Group has said, several times, that it will have 30 different electric cars on sale globally by 2025. Over the last year, it's unveiled three different... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

The auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world's new vehicles in years to come. But a milestone in that trend... read more September 10, 2017 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

BYD: tiny electric cars for China could be 75 percent of sales

Chinese automaker BYD was the world's largest producer of plug-in electric cars last year, and the outlook for new markets in its home country are quite healthy, suggesting... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Cadillac XT5 Hybrid China

Cadillac XT5 crossover gets mild-hybrid system in China

Cadillac revealed its latest addition to the XT5 crossover range in China at the Chengdu auto show—and it has fuel efficiency in mind. General Motors' luxury division... read more August 31, 2017 by


 
2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

China's electric-car sales now twice those in US for Jan-June 2017

Hard numbers provide the latest evidence that shows China is by far the world's largest market for plug-in cars—or new energy vehicles, as they are referred to locally... read more August 30, 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


 
Baojun E100 electric car

Baojun E100: GM's tiny, two-seat electric car for China

Most North Americans and Europeans will likely never have heard of Baojun, but it's one of many brands operated under General Motors' SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture in China... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Buick Encore

All-electric Buick small SUV to be based on Bolt EV: report

The Chevrolet Bolt EV, initially intended to be adapted from the next-generation Chevy Sonic subcompact, ended up with unique underpinnings designed solely for use as a... read more July 30, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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