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

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 history, the company has repeatedly postponed plans for an all-electric Infiniti model. But Infiniti's on-again, off-again... read more

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Chevy Volt to become Buick Velite for sale in China: report (updated)

The current-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid may acquire a new identity for the Chinese market. General Motors sold the first-generation Volt under different brands... read more September 26, 2016 by

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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

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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

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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

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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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China has a plan for all its electric-car startups; they may not like it

It has been an official goal of the Chinese government to encourage the development and sale of plug-in electric cars for several years now. They are intended not only to... read more August 31, 2016 by

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Karma, Faraday plan large Chinese electric-car factories

China is the world's largest new-car market, and generous government incentives have made it a particularly strong market for vehicles that plug in. To take advantage of that... read more August 11, 2016 by

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Is the elevated Chinese bus really practical? Could it work?

Last week, the massive Chinese elevated bus whose renderings had rocketed around the Internet made its first test run. The bus runs on rails embedded in the street, with room... read more August 8, 2016 by

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Huge Chinese road-straddling elevated bus carries first passengers (video)

You may have seen the renderings floating around the web, showing designs for a huge Chinese bus riding on rails over a multi-lane road. What a wild and wacky idea. Except... read more August 5, 2016 by

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Samsung takes stake in Chinese electric-car maker BYD, joining Warren Buffett

As cars come to rely increasingly on electronic systems, non-traditional companies are making forays into the car business. Google continues to develop its autonomous-driving... read more July 22, 2016 by

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Geely Emgrand EV, Chinese electric car, driven by British reviewer

China is now the world's largest new-car market and—thanks to generous government incentives—it's also one of the largest markets for plug-in electric cars... read more July 13, 2016 by

Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disney Resort offers electric rental cars from SAIC

One of the many amenities available to visitors of the new Shanghai Disney Resort will be hourly electric-car rentals. The cars will be provided by Chinese automaker SAIC... read more July 11, 2016 by

At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future vs Nevada treasurer: electric cars vs taxpayer protection

Self-made millionaires often possess an innate belief that they can create products and companies where none existed before. But with companies come factories, and with... read more July 6, 2016 by

Car2Go in Chongqing, China

Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service signs up 78,000 China users in 2 months

Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service recently expanded to China, and it's already proving very popular there. Car2Go has steadily grown to serve 29 North American and European... read more June 10, 2016 by

Beijing smog

China mulls congestion charge, quotas in Beijing for emission, traffic woes

Since the 1950s, California has been a global leader in efforts to limit and then eliminate emissions from motor vehicles. But with hazardous and choking air pollution in its... read more May 27, 2016 by


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