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Fisker Karma Finnish Production To Resume Following Fixes, New Model Later

Fisker Karma Finnish Production To Resume Following Fixes, New Model Later

The new owners of the Fisker luxury car brand will resume production of the Karma range-extended electric sedan initially at a contractor's factory in Finland--but not until the company has fixed "about 250 bugs" in the vehicle. The news came as executives of Wanxiang, China's largest auto parts... read more

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China To Mandate One-Third Of Government Vehicles Be Plug-Ins

China is continuing its march of electric car progress with the announcement that 30 percent of all government vehicles should be plug-ins. Battery electric vehicles, plug-in... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Chinese Tesla Owner Buys 20 Charging Stations, Seeks Sites On Social Media

The question of how to build a comprehensive network of public electric-car charging stations has often puzzled government officials and carmakers alike. For plug-in car... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
China

China Decides Electric Cars Are Important Enough To Waive Tax On Their Purchase

After a slow start, electric cars could take another step forward in China as the country decides to waive its 10 percent purchase tax on the vehicles. It's the latest effort... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze interior (Chinese spec)

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 


 
China

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 


 
China

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 


 
China

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 


 
China

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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