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Has China 'Messed Up' Its Electric-Car Charging Standards?

Has China 'Messed Up' Its Electric-Car Charging Standards?

Recent electric car news from China might lead you to believe things are finally on the up, after years of poor sales and uncertainty. There is still though one major hurdle the country needs to overcome before electric cars are fully viable--charging standards. It's an issue debated in every... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Motors Facing Copyright Lawsuit In China

Tesla is once again facing copyright issues over its name in China, up against a trend the industry knows as "trademark trolls". When Tesla first made plans to sell cars in... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
Beijing smog

Beijing Angles For More EVs: 1,000 Fast Chargers, Wiring Mandate For Buildings

The Chinese government is working hard to encourage the mass adoption of electric cars, but those cars will never catch on if there's no place to charge them. The city... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla In China: Discovering Local Quirks And Fixing Issues

China is a tricky but potentially lucrative market to conquer. Automotive brands all around the world want a piece of the action given the potential rewards, but the market... read more July 2, 2014 by 


 
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze: Interior Photos Revealed For China Launch

While the current Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan continues with few changes for the 2015 model year, General Motors is busy rolling out its replacement in China. What U.S... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
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Battery Maker Boston Power Gets $250 Million Investment From China

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's announcement that the firm is planning to build a battery 'gigafactory' confirmed something we all knew would happen eventually--more electric cars... read more June 24, 2014 by 


 
Aston Martin Vantage GTE at Bahrain

Could Solar Energy Cool Aston Martin Racing Drivers In Future?

This past weekend, race teams competed in the 82nd running of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, one of the oldest--and toughest--events in motorsports. For... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Rumor: Long-Wheelbase Tesla Model S Coming Later This Year?

The Tesla rumor mill is never quiet for long, and the latest one suggests that the company is developing a long-wheelbase version of its Model S sedan, specifically for the... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
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BMW: China Biggest Electric Car Market By 2019, i3 On Sale Soon

BMW has become the latest in a growing list of automakers to put its faith in the Chinese electric car market. The Chinese automobile market is huge: 18 million passenger... read more May 29, 2014 by 


 
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China To Ban 6 Million Gross Polluters From Roads In Smog Fight

More-efficient new vehicles and stricter emissions standards can help reduce air pollution, but the effect is limited if older, dirtier cars remain on the road in large... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Success Or Bust For Fisker's New Chinese Owner

Throwing money at a problem won't necessarily make it go away, but it might put you in a position to do something about it. That's essentially the method Fisker's new Chinese... read more May 19, 2014 by 


 
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China Push For Lower Emissions: Smaller, More Efficient Engines, Mild Hybrids

China may be the world's largest car market, but increased air pollution has created a public backlash against the automobile. It's also spurring the government to take... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
BMW 5-Series in China

China Pollution Restrictions On New-Car Registrations Spur Scramble

If China's plans to limit license plate availability were designed to cut car buying, they're not exactly working so far. Anticipating further restrictions to cut car use--in... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
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China Leans On Automakers To Produce Electric Cars, But Infrastructure Lags

It seems that China is facing the old "chicken and egg" dilemma, as it ramps up its push for electric car sales growth. The country wants to encourage electric car use, and... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Denza electric car, 2014 Beijing Auto Show

Daimler, BYD's Denza Brand Reveals First Electric Car In China

As Tesla has confirmed with its recent decision to set up production in China, the Chinese market is impossible to ignore. Most major automakers already have operations out... read more April 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Will Build Electric Cars In China; Model S On Sale There This Week

We've expected it for some time, but now it's been confirmed: Tesla will build electric cars in China in the next three to four years. While Chinese production won't replace... read more April 21, 2014 by 


 
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