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Why Toyota's 'agonizing' U-turn toward electric cars? Because China says so

Why Toyota's 'agonizing' U-turn toward electric cars? Because China says so

Large auto companies are likely aircraft carriers: it takes a long time for them to change direction, and far longer yet to get them aligned on a new course. To various degrees, the world's carmakers have started to produce and sell vehicles that plug-in, whether for some or all of their travels... read more

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First Tesla Model S delivered in Hong Kong

Hong Kong closed a tax loophole; is Tesla ancillary damage?

Government officials in Hong Kong have eliminated a popular tax exemption that made electric vehicles much cheaper to buy than comparable gasoline-powered models. Now Tesla... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5 to be sold in China (Chevrolet Volt in North America)

GM confirms Chevy Volt to be sold as Buick Velite 5 in China

In the 20 years since General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC reintroduced the Buick brand to China, more than 8 million Buicks have been sold in what is now the world's... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

First high-volume VW electric car must arrive by 2020, CEO says, mostly for China

As it tries to put the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal behind it, VW Group is focusing its future on electric cars. The Volkswagen brand within the sprawling German company... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
Pininfarina H600 concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Hybrid Kinetic electric luxury car, with turbine range extender, to be built in China

Several Chinese or Chinese-backed automotive startups are currently trying to replicate the success of Tesla by designing and selling their own luxury electric cars. But... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
Nio Eve concept, 2017 SXSW

Nio Eve concept is yet another Chinese luxury electric SUV, this one autonomous

Chinese startup NextEV is the latest company attempting to replicate the success of Tesla with a long-range electric car. NextEV launched its Nio brand last year in dramatic... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

China's latest effort to promote electric cars focuses on taxis in its capital city of Beijing. The country that is now the world's largest new-car market already offers... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
BYD Yuan. Photo by Indian Autos Blog.

Electric-car winds in China shift again: goals to be cut after sales fall?

Eight weeks ago, China seemed to be preparing to loosen its famously strict car-manufacturing rules for foreign makers. The government leaders who direct economic policy had... read more March 7, 2017 by


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

China's BYD built more plug-in cars than any other maker last year

Time for a quick quiz: which carmaker sold more plug-in electric vehicles last year—both battery electrics and plug-in hybrids—than any other? If you're a reader... read more February 10, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Bowing to inevitable, Faraday Future scales back plant plans

During a press conference at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future announced plans to build its first electric car within two years. Later in 2016, it selected a... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
China

China happy to become world's climate-change leader if U.S. lags

Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. joined the rest of the world and took a leading role in global efforts to avert irreversible climate change. But... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Saab 9-3 EV electric prototype shown by NEVS, 2014

NEVS gets production nod for electric-car plant in China

Since it bought the assets of bankrupt automaker Saab in 2012, Chinese-backed consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has been working toward mass production of... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
Beijing smog

China axes 103 coal-fired power plants, citing smog, overcapacity

During negotiations for the Paris Climate Treaty signed last fall, a major concern among critics was whether the carbon emissions of China's sprawling and inefficient energy... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
GreenTech Automotive MyCar

GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

The harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. GreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW Group plans 8 plug-in electric cars for China

As it works to recover from its diesel emission scandal, the Volkswagen Group is rapidly embracing electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

China to loosen electric-car rules for foreign makers, because they didn't work

It has long been official Chinese government industrial policy to dominate the world's production of lithium-ion battery cells and to establish a commanding electric-car... read more January 13, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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