Apple takes a bite out of Uber, invests $1B into chief China rival

Apple takes a bite out of Uber, invests $1B into chief China rival

Apple will invest $1 billion into Uber's main car-hailing rival in China, Didi Chuxing, the tech company announced Thursday. Reuters reported that the investment will only add to the Chinese company's sizable coffers—Reuters reported Didi is worth around $20 billion–but the investment... read more

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NextEV Formula E race car

Another aspiring Chinese Tesla: NextEV and its founder William Li

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Tesla Motors should feel very flattered indeed. The Silicon Valley carmaker's success has spurred a number of Chinese... read more April 28, 2016 by


China accelerates tougher vehicle emission standards, starting sooner

China is known for having some of the worst air pollution in the world, due in part to years of lax emission regulations covering factories as well as vehicles in the world's... read more April 25, 2016 by

LeEco LeSee concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Faraday Future's backer shows another electric luxury sedan

Chinese electronics giant LeEco is the main backer of Faraday Future, the Los Angeles startup that plans to launch its first electric car sometime in the next few years. But... read more April 24, 2016 by

BYD Qin EV300

China to issue special green plates for electric cars to enforce preferential treatment

Thanks to aggressive government promotion, electric cars in China get not only purchase incentives, but also other types of incentives in many cases. In certain cities, they... read more April 19, 2016 by

2013 Renault Zoe electric car

While U.S. plug-in sales were flat last year, rest of world soared

After four years of steady growth, U.S. plug-in electric car sales were essentially flat last year. Low gas prices and increased demand for SUVs had a dampening effect on the... read more April 14, 2016 by

BYD Qin EV300

BYD launches two new all-electric sedans for Chinese market

Chinese automaker BYD may be largely invisible in the U.S., but it's thriving in its home market. Last year, the company sold more highway-capable electric cars and plug-in... read more April 7, 2016 by

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

BYD electric-car sales may triple this year, Chinese maker says

China's BYD eked out a global victory in electric-car sales last year, selling more plug-in cars than BMW, General Motors, Nissan, Renault, or Tesla. The company delivered... read more March 30, 2016 by

Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Very cheap, low-range electric cars key for China, India: Nissan CEO Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn, who runs automakers Nissan and Renault, is one of the few auto executives who'll regularly take questions from a roomful of more than 100 journalists. At last... read more March 28, 2016 by


Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

China's aggressive promotion of electric cars is turning into boon for a few U.S. companies. The Chinese government offers generous incentives for new electric cars, and is... read more March 21, 2016 by

2014 Tesla Model S in China

China tweaks electric-car plans to reward success, reduce fraud

Over the past few years, China's government has aggressively promoted electric cars in the hope that mass adoption will help alleviate the country's infamous air pollution... read more March 14, 2016 by

Borgward BX5 and Projekt BX6 TS

Borgward SUVs' Geneva debut: new plug-in hybrids, old German name, Chinese owners

Borgward is hardly a household name anywhere, but the recently-revived automaker hopes that its new plug-in hybrids will make it a hit in China's still-growing new car... read more March 7, 2016 by

Tires, by Flickr user Jayme del Rosario (Used under CC License)

How California's Recycled Tires Turn Into Smog Over State

California drivers generate 40 million used tires every year, and everyone from sellers to policymakers has struggled to figure out what to do with them. Old tires can be... read more February 18, 2016 by

Techrules AT96 TREV concept, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Turbine Range-Extended Plug-In Supercar Headed For Geneva Show

Mysterious Chinese-backed startups looking to get into the electric-car business seem to be the order of the day. Faraday Future made a splash at the 2016 Consumer... read more February 18, 2016 by

Aston Martin RapidE concept

Aston Martin Electric Car To Be Co-Developed With ‘The Netflix Of China’

Aston Martin, the British ultraluxury performance-car maker, has turned to an unlikely firm for help with its upcoming RapidE electric car: one of China’s top... read more February 18, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X European Buyers Will Have To Wait For Chinese

The first Tesla Model X electric crossovers were delivered to a handful of U.S. customers at a flashy event last fall. And now the company is ramping up production to fill... read more February 9, 2016 by


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