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Chinese maker BYD plans U.S. expansion into other electric industrial vehicles

Chinese maker BYD plans U.S. expansion into other electric industrial vehicles

It's been several years since Chinese electric-car maker BYD retreated from plans to sell cars in the United States, but now it may be ready to get more serious about the market. BYD has found success in building and selling electric buses for public transportation agencies, but it has not yet... read more

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Aston Martin RapidE concept

Aston Martin RapidE electric luxury sedan delayed to 2019 as Williams replaces Le Eco

Among electric-car owners and advocates, tiny British sports-car maker Aston Martin has become a company to watch. That's largely due to its CEO for the last few years, Andy... read more July 2, 2017 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

Tesla is closing in on a deal to begin production of its cars in China, after it signed a preliminary agreement to explore building cars near the major city of Shanghai. By... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

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... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

VW too will launch electric-car joint venture in China with partner

Volkswagen is following the lead of many other global automakers: it has signed a deal for a new electric-vehicle joint venture in China. The German automaker said this week... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept  [photo: Axel Harries]

Mercedes to make electric cars at its China factory with BAIC

It's not only electric cars: China is also now the world's largest market for luxury cars. Audi got an early foothold among party officials and high-ranking government... read more June 13, 2017 by


 
NEVS 9-3 concept, 2017 CES Asia

NEVS reveals Chinese electric cars based on former Saab 9-3, 9-3X models (updated)

Swedish auto brand Saab may never return, but the company NEVS has now officially debuted its production electric cars—which are adapted from Saab assets it acquired... read more June 9, 2017 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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