From Making iPhones To Electric Cars: Foxconn To Offer $15K Plug-In Vehicle

From Making iPhones To Electric Cars: Foxconn To Offer $15K Plug-In Vehicle

Foxconn is well known for manufacturing Apple iPhones--and for controversy over its labor practices--but now the company is expanding to a new area. The electronics manufacturer announced in June that it would build an electric car, and that it would sell for less than $15,000. It's now following... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it's a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To... read more August 31, 2014 by 

BYD Qin plug-in hybrid in showroom in Costa Rica

BYD's Rising Electric-Car Sales Swamped By Falling Gas Models

Chinese automaker BYD was the first car company in the world to put a plug-in hybrid passenger car into production, a couple of years before the Chevrolet Volt range-extended... read more August 28, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Resolves Chinese Trademark Fight 'Completely, Amicably'

Tesla seems finally to have resolved its copyright issues in China. Thanks to a local "trademark troll," the electric-car maker was initially forced to sell cars in China... read more August 6, 2014 by 

2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Fisker Karma Finnish Production To Resume Following Fixes, New Model Later

The new owners of the Fisker luxury car brand will resume production of the Karma range-extended electric sedan initially at a contractor's factory in Finland--but not until... read more August 1, 2014 by 


1.2 Billion Vehicles On World's Roads Now, 2 Billion By 2035: Report

Calculating the total number of motor vehicles on the planet is an inexact science, but the number is growing rapidly. The automotive trade journal Ward's Auto had estimated... read more July 29, 2014 by 

First Tesla Model S delivered in Hong Kong

First RHD Tesla Model S Electric Cars In Asia Delivered In Hong Kong

Right-hand drive Tesla Model S electric cars have already begun to trickle out in the United Kingdom, but now they're hitting the Asian markets too. The first Asian... read more July 28, 2014 by 


Has China 'Messed Up' Its Electric-Car Charging Standards?

Recent electric car news from China might lead you to believe things are finally on the up, after years of poor sales and uncertainty. There is still though one major hurdle... read more July 24, 2014 by 


China To Mandate One-Third Of Government Vehicles Be Plug-Ins

China is continuing its march of electric car progress with the announcement that 30 percent of all government vehicles should be plug-ins. Battery electric vehicles, plug-in... read more July 21, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Chinese Tesla Owner Buys 20 Charging Stations, Seeks Sites On Social Media

The question of how to build a comprehensive network of public electric-car charging stations has often puzzled government officials and carmakers alike. For plug-in car... read more July 15, 2014 by 


China Decides Electric Cars Are Important Enough To Waive Tax On Their Purchase

After a slow start, electric cars could take another step forward in China as the country decides to waive its 10 percent purchase tax on the vehicles. It's the latest effort... read more July 11, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Motors Facing Copyright Lawsuit In China

Tesla is once again facing copyright issues over its name in China, up against a trend the industry knows as "trademark trolls". When Tesla first made plans to sell cars in... read more July 9, 2014 by 

Beijing smog

Beijing Angles For More EVs: 1,000 Fast Chargers, Wiring Mandate For Buildings

The Chinese government is working hard to encourage the mass adoption of electric cars, but those cars will never catch on if there's no place to charge them. The city... read more July 3, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla In China: Discovering Local Quirks And Fixing Issues

China is a tricky but potentially lucrative market to conquer. Automotive brands all around the world want a piece of the action given the potential rewards, but the market... read more July 2, 2014 by 

2016 Chevrolet Cruze interior (Chinese spec)

2016 Chevrolet Cruze: Interior Photos Revealed For China Launch

While the current Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan continues with few changes for the 2015 model year, General Motors is busy rolling out its replacement in China. What U.S... read more June 25, 2014 by 


Battery Maker Boston Power Gets $250 Million Investment From China

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's announcement that the firm is planning to build a battery 'gigafactory' confirmed something we all knew would happen eventually--more electric cars... read more June 24, 2014 by 


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