Beijing Smog: So Bad That Emergency Plans Ban Half Its Cars Each Day

Beijing Smog: So Bad That Emergency Plans Ban Half Its Cars Each Day

In the 1970s, gasoline shortages led to the adoption of a temporary odd-even system for fuel purchases in parts of the U.S. On odd-numbered days of the month, only drivers with a license plate ending in an odd number could buy fuel; the same applied to drivers with even-numbered plates on... read more

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'Under the Dome' screencap

UPDATE: 'Under The Dome' Video: China's 'Silent Spring' Air-Pollution Wakeup

The 1962 book Silent Spring and the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth were invaluable in raising awareness of the dangers to human life posed by environmental... read more March 11, 2015 by 

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China's Tesla-Beater (Or Not): Aoxin Ibis Electric Full-Size Sedan

It's safe to say that the success of the Tesla Model S electric car hasn't gone unnoticed in the rest of the auto industry. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche are all... read more March 8, 2015 by 

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Car Buyers May Be More Open To Electric Cars Than Americans: Study

Despite aggressive government promotion, Chinese consumers didn't warm up to electric cars until recently. Sales lagged until picking up late last year, although they've... read more March 3, 2015 by 

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

Will China Overtake The U.S. In Electric-Car Sales This Year?

Modern plug-in electric cars have been on sale in the U.S. since December 2010, and in China even longer. The BYD F3DM, a compact plug-in hybrid sedan, went into very limited... read more February 23, 2015 by 

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

2016 BYD Tang: Plug-In Hybrid SUV Is First Of Four To Come

It's been more than six years since fabled investor Warren Buffet bought 10 percent of BYD Autos, one of the few independent Chinese automakers. At that time, the company had... read more January 29, 2015 by 


Limits On Rare-Earth Metals To End After China Loses Global Trade Case

With smartphones now an inescapable part of modern life, rare-earth metals have become a vital commodity. They've also become important to the auto industry for use in the... read more January 7, 2015 by 

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

China Extends Electric-Car Incentives As Shenzhen Caps Registrations

As China attempts to grapple with its rampant air pollution, the national government and municipal authorities are taking increasingly aggressive measures to encourage... read more January 1, 2015 by 

Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

China Overtook U.S. In Monthly Electric-Car Sales Two Months Ago

China has been the world's largest auto market for several years now, with 18 million passenger cars and another 4 million commercial vehicles sold there last year. But until... read more December 3, 2014 by 

Zijing Qingyuan Armored Spherical Cabin Electric Patrol Vehicle. Photo by

Armored Electric Chinese Police Patrol Car Is ... Words Fail Us

Here's an electric car whose designers thought outside the box... literally. It may look like Buckminster Fuller's interpretation of the Popemobile, but this is actually one... read more December 3, 2014 by 

Beijing smog

Beijing's Privileged Electric-Car Registrations Fail To Attract Interest

China's air-pollution problem is apparent to anyone watching coverage of this week's summit meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group. Or, for that matter, any... read more November 14, 2014 by 

Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

U.S. And China Agree To Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Presidents Say

For the first time ever, China has agreed to limit its greenhouse-gas emissions, under a deal announced this morning between Chinese president Xi Jinping and U.S. president... read more November 12, 2014 by 

Mercedes-Benz G-Code concept

Mercedes-Benz Concept G-Code: Tiny Crossover For LA Auto Show

To mark the opening of its new R&D center in Beijing, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a concept car with some novel green features. The Mercedes-Benz G-Code is a subcompact... read more November 5, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S Gets Huge Incentive In Shanghai: No $12K Fee For Registration

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan has now been on sale in China for six months, but it recently received a major sales incentive from local officials in Shanghai. That... read more October 29, 2014 by 

2014 Volvo S60L production in China

China Puts Teeth Into Gas-Mileage Rules, Will 'Punish' Makers Who Don't Comply

Several countries are implementing stricter fuel-efficiency standards, but none appear to be enforcing them as strictly as China. Perhaps thinking U.S.-style fines were too... read more October 17, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S China Sales 'Robust', Electric Car Waiting List Long: Analyst

Tesla Motors sales in China are "robust," and the company may have as many as 4,000 reservations for its Model S--which it only started selling in China five months ago. The... read more September 30, 2014 by 


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