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

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 largest car market. That's because the last Chinese emperor drove a Buick in the 1930s, and the brand retained a huge cachet... read more

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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


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Bowing to inevitable, Faraday Future scales back plant plans

During a press conference at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future announced plans to build its first electric car within two years. Later in 2016, it selected a... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
China

China happy to become world's climate-change leader if U.S. lags

Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. joined the rest of the world and took a leading role in global efforts to avert irreversible climate change. But... read more February 1, 2017 by


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

NEVS gets production nod for electric-car plant in China

Since it bought the assets of bankrupt automaker Saab in 2012, Chinese-backed consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has been working toward mass production of... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
Beijing smog

China axes 103 coal-fired power plants, citing smog, overcapacity

During negotiations for the Paris Climate Treaty signed last fall, a major concern among critics was whether the carbon emissions of China's sprawling and inefficient energy... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
GreenTech Automotive MyCar

GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

The harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. GreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW Group plans 8 plug-in electric cars for China

As it works to recover from its diesel emission scandal, the Volkswagen Group is rapidly embracing electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

China to loosen electric-car rules for foreign makers, because they didn't work

It has long been official Chinese government industrial policy to dominate the world's production of lithium-ion battery cells and to establish a commanding electric-car... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
Trumpchi EnSpirit concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

China's GAC shows electric car, plug-in hybrid concept, crossover at Detroit Auto Show

China is now the world's largest new-car market, but no native Chinese manufacturers sell passenger cars in the U.S. At least one of those manufacturers is at least... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
China

China's five-year budget for renewable energy: $360 billion

Despite a recent downturn, the Chinese government is moving full-speed ahead to invest heavily in renewable energy. The country's national regulators have already promoted... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Update: Chinese elevated bus now abandoned, blocking road traffic

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 December 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Karma Revero

Karma gets approval to build electric cars in China

The original production run of the Fisker Karma luxury sedan was contracted to Valmet Automotive in Finland. But as the Karma Revero, the car will now be built at a new... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
China

China to crack down on green-car subsidy cheating: report

Over the past few years, both national and state Chinese governments have heavily subsidized electric cars in an aggressive attempt to promote mass adoption. Electric cars... read more December 23, 2016 by


 

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