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Tesla Gets Its Brand Name Back In China, Via Court Decision

Tesla Gets Its Brand Name Back In China, Via Court Decision

With Tesla having announced the price of its Model S electric car in China yesterday, one question remained unanswered: What name would the cars actually be sold under? As of this week, the company can now legally use the brand name "Tesla" on its cars--which it had not previously been able to do... read more

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Tesla Model S

Buying A Tesla In China: Just Call It 'Te Su Le'?

It's now possible to buy a Tesla Model S electric car in China, with one stipulation. Head over to Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] Chinese website, and you'll see everything about... read more December 24, 2013 by 


 
Protean in-wheel electric motor

VW's Chinese Partner Signs Deal With Protean For Wheel Motors

Protean Electric is getting its wheel-motor business rolling. The company signed a deal with FAW-Volkswagen--the German automaker's Chinese partner--to develop a new electric... read more December 16, 2013 by 


 
Beijing smog

U.S. Will Help China Draft Emission Standards, White House Says

It appears that China's latest emissions regulations will get some help from an unexpected place. At the end of vice president Joe Biden's recent trip to the country, the... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
BYD Qin plug-in hybrid in showroom in Costa Rica

BYD Qin Plug-In Hybrid Now On Sale In Costa Rica

Want to drive a Chinese car--and a plug-in hybrid at that? There are none offered for sale in the U.S. or Canada yet, but if you happen to be on vacation in Costa Rica--or... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
2014 Saab 9-3 Aero

Saab 9-3 Production Restarts, Electric Version Still Planned

Saab's cars may not have appealed to everyone, but many a gearhead shed a tear when the Swedish automaker went bankrupt back in 2011. There's just something likeable about... read more December 2, 2013 by 


 
2014 Zinoro 1E, 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show

Want An All-Electric BMW X1? You'll Have To Head To China

As part of its relentless niche-filling, BMW has given us both compact crossovers like the X1, and electric cars like the new i3. It hasn't yet combined the two though--at... read more November 25, 2013 by 


 
A123 Systems Prismatic Cell

What's Next For Chinese-Owned Battery Maker A123?

When battery maker A123 Systems went bankrupt, it seemed to be just one in a long line of failed energy startups--albeit one with some high-profile customers. Stalled battery... read more November 12, 2013 by 


 
2014 Lexus CT 200h

2014 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid To Debut In China

It's a mark of how important the Chinese market now is that Lexus has chosen the upcoming Guangzhou Motor Show to reveal its updated CT 200h. That's despite both the Los... read more November 12, 2013 by 


 
Beijing smog

Beijing Slashes Car Sales Quota By 40 Percent To Tackle Air Pollution

Beijing is taking a big step that it hopes will cut its notorious air pollution. China's capital will slash car-sales quotas by 40 percent next year, Reuters reports. Over... read more November 7, 2013 by 


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

Future Of Electric Cars Depends On China, Says Nissan CEO Ghosn

China is the future of the electric car. At least, that's what Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn believes. Speaking to the Associated Press at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, he... read more September 23, 2013 by 


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

China Adds More Electric-Car Subsidies, Still Ignores Hybrids

China has launched a new round of subsidies to jump start minimal electric-car sales. The government will offer up to 60,000 yuan (about $9,800) to buyers of all-electric... read more September 20, 2013 by 


 
BYD Qin plug-in hybrid sedan, unveiled at Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, April 2012

BYD Plans Electric Supercar, More Powerful Plug-In Hybrid

BYD Auto hasn't been in the news much lately, but the largest privately-owned Chinese carmaker hasn't backed away from its ambitious plans. According to China Car Times, BYD... read more September 11, 2013 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Study: China Could Soon Find Itself In Traffic Jam Hell

China has already emerged as the world’s largest car market, surpassing the U.S. in 2009. According to a new study, it could also become the home of the world’s... read more September 2, 2013 by 


 
Website of 'Tesla Motors China', Aug 2013

Will Tesla Trademark Tangle Delay Electric Car's China Launch?

With its Model S on sale in the U.S. for more than a year now, and the first European delivery in Norway this month, Tesla is turning its attention to China. The company has... read more August 23, 2013 by 


 
Chinese electric car maker names its top-secret tech after Edward Snowden

Chinese Electric Car Maker Dubs Its Top-Secret Tech 'Snowden,' After You-Know-Who

Sometimes, you just can't make them up. A small Chinese electric car firm is currently seeking permission to name its new electric car technology 'Snowden'--named for the... read more August 20, 2013 by 


 
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