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How California and China plan to push for millions of zero-emission vehicles

How California and China plan to push for millions of zero-emission vehicles

California has long been the nation's leader in zero-emission vehicles, with initiatives dating more than two decades. Now the Golden State is partnering with China, the world's largest car market, to accelerate that country's zero-emission goals. The state announced a new initiative with China, in... read more

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

China will have lots of electric cars, but no maker knows what market wants

China is not only the world's largest single car market, but the market in which the greatest number of plug-in electric cars are sold. But the country's government has plans... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
A123 Systems manufacturing facility, Livonia, Michigan

Battery maker A123 quietly became a half-billion-dollar company

Ten years ago, lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems was a hot startup and a much-publicized company. This author, in fact, profiled the company for IEEE Spectrum in the... read more May 30, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

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... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Is China more important to the future of electric cars than the U.S.? Poll results

Many U.S. car buyers still aren't aware that the Chinese market surpassed North America in volume and importance fully a decade ago. Similarly, in advanced automotive... read more May 2, 2017 by


 
MG E-Motion concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

Shanghai auto show roundup: China plugs into electric cars in a big way

China has long aimed to be the global leader in battery cells, solar power, and electric vehicles. But with more carrots and stronger sticks, electric-car sales started to... read more May 1, 2017 by


 
Volvo 40.1 concept

Future Volvo electric car to be built in China

Finally joining the bandwagon, Swedish manufacturer Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce its first all-electric vehicle to the market in 2019. The announcement was made... read more April 26, 2017 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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