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China has licensed 9 electric-car plants, more than U.S. has today

China has licensed 9 electric-car plants, more than U.S. has today

Quick trivia question: how many plants are there in the United States currently building electric cars? To be generous, we'll allow both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. Any idea? The answer turns out to be four. DON'T MISS: Shanghai auto show: China plugs into electric cars in a big way... read more

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BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

How likely is it China will outpace the U.S. in electric-car adoption? Poll results

China is the biggest new-car market in the world, and has been since 2010. The world's largest country also has some of the smoggiest cities on the planet, and that's a... read more April 25, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5, for sale in China, at 2017 Shanghai auto show   [photo: Ronan Glon]

China's Buick Velite 5 is a Volt with a nose job

China is hugely important to General Motors, as it is to virtually any global automaker. It's the largest market in the country and, recently, it has put in place an... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Electric debuts at 2017 New York auto show

Honda to launch electric car in China next year too, joining Toyota, reluctantly

While corporate average fuel-economy standards through 2021 remain in place in the U.S., automakers are preparing their case to argue for delays in further tightening... read more April 24, 2017 by


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

Why Toyota's 'agonizing' U-turn toward electric cars? Because China says so

Large auto companies are likely aircraft carriers: it takes a long time for them to change direction, and far longer yet to get them aligned on a new course. To various... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet FNR-X Concept for plug-in hybrid crossover, 2017 Shanghai auto show   [photo: Ronan Glon]

Chevrolet FNR-X plug-in hybrid crossover concept debuts in Shanghai: live photos

After being teased last week, the Chevrolet FNR-X Concept crossover made its debut yesterday at the Shanghai auto show. The new shape, which sports a plug-in hybrid... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric launch, New York City, January 2011 - Nancy Gioia

Most Fords will be hybrid or electric by 2025 ... in China

Ford has aggressive electrification plans for China. In a recent announcement, the U.S. automaker said that 70 percent of the vehicles it sells in the country by 2025 will be... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
Teaser photo of Chevrolet FNR-X plug-in crossover utility concept for 2017 Shanghai auto show

Is Chevy FNR-X concept the plug-in hybrid CrossVolt SUV?

It's a single teaser shot, obviously of a Chevy front end, with unmistakable design nods to the Camaro muscle car. But the image of the Chevrolet FNR-X concept, to be... read more April 10, 2017 by


 
First Tesla Model S delivered in Hong Kong

Hong Kong closed a tax loophole; is Tesla ancillary damage?

Government officials in Hong Kong have eliminated a popular tax exemption that made electric vehicles much cheaper to buy than comparable gasoline-powered models. Now Tesla... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5 to be sold in China (Chevrolet Volt in North America)

GM confirms Chevy Volt to be sold as Buick Velite 5 in China

In the 20 years since General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC reintroduced the Buick brand to China, more than 8 million Buicks have been sold in what is now the world's... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

First high-volume VW electric car must arrive by 2020, CEO says, mostly for China

As it tries to put the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal behind it, VW Group is focusing its future on electric cars. The Volkswagen brand within the sprawling German company... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
Pininfarina H600 concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Hybrid Kinetic electric luxury car, with turbine range extender, to be built in China

Several Chinese or Chinese-backed automotive startups are currently trying to replicate the success of Tesla by designing and selling their own luxury electric cars. But... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
Nio Eve concept, 2017 SXSW

Nio Eve concept is yet another Chinese luxury electric SUV, this one autonomous

Chinese startup NextEV is the latest company attempting to replicate the success of Tesla with a long-range electric car. NextEV launched its Nio brand last year in dramatic... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

China's latest effort to promote electric cars focuses on taxis in its capital city of Beijing. The country that is now the world's largest new-car market already offers... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
BYD Yuan. Photo by Indian Autos Blog.

Electric-car winds in China shift again: goals to be cut after sales fall?

Eight weeks ago, China seemed to be preparing to loosen its famously strict car-manufacturing rules for foreign makers. The government leaders who direct economic policy had... read more March 7, 2017 by


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

China's BYD built more plug-in cars than any other maker last year

Time for a quick quiz: which carmaker sold more plug-in electric vehicles last year—both battery electrics and plug-in hybrids—than any other? If you're a reader... read more February 10, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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