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China's Electric-Car Future: Government Subsidies, Buyer Resistance

China's Electric-Car Future: Government Subsidies, Buyer Resistance

Over the last few years, China has experienced some of the highest city pollution concentrations anywhere on earth--with concentrations of pollutants climbing far past dangerous levels on official scales. Roughly a quarter of that is due to heavy traffic, and it's prompted legislation to clean up... read more

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Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

Kandi Chinese Electric-Car Sharing Service Expands To Larger Cities

Who says electric cars aren't working in China? Certainly not Kandi, whose electric car-sharing service--that hires out electric vehicles from vending-machine like... read more March 2, 2014 by 


 
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China Buys More Cars, But U.S. Trounces It In Plug-In Cars

China represents a huge, and growing, market for new car sales. But when it comes to choosing greener cars, the country lags far behind the U.S., with electric and plug-in... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China To Extend Electric-Vehicle Subsidies Beyond 2015 Expiration Date

China plans to continue its electric-car subsidies as part of a continuing effort to jump-start plug-in sales, which so far have been minimal, and reduce air pollution. The... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

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... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla & China: Priced At $121,000, Country Could Be Biggest Market, Musk Says

$121,000 sounds like a lot of money for the Tesla Model S, considering you can pick up the 85 kWh car in the U.S. from $80,000 or so, before incentives. And it is a lot of... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
Beijing smog

Chinese Vehicle Sales Soar Past 20 Million, Smog Worse Than Ever

The number of vehicles on China's roads continues to grow--and so does the severity of the country's air pollution. China became the first nation to surpass 20 million... read more January 10, 2014 by 


 
Kandi electric car vending machine in China (Image: Aaron Rockett, video screen grab)

Chinese Car-Share Dispenses Electric Cars Like A Vending Machine

European readers may be quite familiar with the concept of a tower full of tiny vehicles, dispensing them to people below. Smart used just such a building to store its... read more December 27, 2013 by 


 
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 


 
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