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All Those Plug-In Hybrid Models? They're For China, More Than The U.S.

All Those Plug-In Hybrid Models? They're For China, More Than The U.S.

Between now and 2020, the three German luxury brands--Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz-- will collectively add more than a dozen plug-in hybrid models to their lineups. The goal is to offer a plug-in hybrid version for almost all of their most popular vehicles, most with U.S. range ratings of 15 to 25... read more

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

China Emission Standards: So Tough Honda Will Have All Hybrids By 2025

China is the world's largest market for new cars, and it also has some of the world's worst air pollution. Cities have had to limit new-car sales and restrict car use to... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
NEVS starts production of 2014 Saab 9-3

NEVS Cuts Deal For Sale Of 150,000 Electric Saabs In China

Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has only managed to produce a handful of cars since taking over the Swedish automaker in 2012. But the Chinese-backed... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
China

Chinese Green Group Sues VW Over Diesel-Emission Cheating Software

As a result of the "defeat device" software it installed in diesel cars, Volkswagen faces multiple criminal investigations in Europe. And it will likely face criminal... read more December 18, 2015 by


 
Saab 9-3 EV electric prototype shown by NEVS, 2014

Saab Owner NEVS To Launch Five Electric Cars By 2018, For Chinese Market

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has spent more time dealing with financial problems than advancing its plan to build electric cars, primarily for the Chinese market... read more December 15, 2015 by


 
Image of a car on the Atieva website

Tesla, Faraday: Meet Atieva, Your Newest Electric-Car Rival

Seems like starting an electric car company making luxury vehicles is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days. Tesla Motors, of course, is now well-established, although... read more December 14, 2015 by


 
Beijing smog

Beijing Smog So Severe It Requires Headlights At Noon

China's air pollution is notorious, and anyone not aware of the extent of the problem got a graphic demonstration last week. For about five days, Beijing essentially... read more December 6, 2015 by


 
Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

More Faraday Info: Chinese Billionaire Backer, Ex-Tesla Staff For Electric-Car Startup

It seems like something out of a movie: a mysterious startup company operates for a few years in total secrecy, then drops plans for a billion-dollar factory that will build... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
Beijing smog

China Alone Now Burns Half The World's Coal, New Data Reveals

China now burns half of the world's coal, according to newly-released data that appears to correct previous government estimates. This latest data shows that China has been... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model 3 Affordable Electric Car May Be Built In China Too, Eventually: Musk

Tesla Motors may build its upcoming Model 3 sedan in China to meet local demand, CEO Elon Musk says. The company currently imports all cars sold in China from the U.S., but... read more October 27, 2015 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Will Next Chinese Five-Year Plan Boost Electric Cars Dramatically?

Over the past few years, the Chinese government has aggressively promoted electric cars with incentives and preferential policies. Those policies may finally be paying off... read more October 18, 2015 by


 
Indian traffic [Image: Flickr user Peter Eich]

First China, Now India, Commit To Reducing Carbon Emission Rates

Climate change is a hotly-debated political issue in the United States, but truly addressing it will require an even bigger consensus. The world's nations will meet in Paris... read more October 11, 2015 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Electric-Car Sales Booming, But Not Because Buyers Want Them

In recent years, the Chinese government and some cities have instituted generous incentives on electric cars, hoping that putting more of them on its roads will curb air... read more August 31, 2015 by


 
Youxia X

Youxia Electric Tesla Clone From China: So Bad It Makes Us Laugh

Chinese carmakers have acquired a reputation for making blatantly obvious copies of existing designs from other countries. The results are usually worth a few... read more July 29, 2015 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

For Electric Car Standards, China And U.S. Work Together On Regulations

Automotive standards--the explicitly detailed regulations that specify how a car must operate, what equipment it must or must not have, and a whole lot more--govern the... read more July 13, 2015 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

UPDATE: Tesla Superchargers Still Free In China; Fees On Sign Apply To Private Charger

Tesla Motors is head and shoulders above any other electric-car maker in providing a network of charging stations for its drivers to use during their travels. It's best known... read more July 12, 2015 by


 

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