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While U.S. plug-in sales were flat last year, rest of world soared

While U.S. plug-in sales were flat last year, rest of world soared

After four years of steady growth, U.S. plug-in electric car sales were essentially flat last year. Low gas prices and increased demand for SUVs had a dampening effect on the segment, which still accounts for a very small fraction of U.S. new-car sales. However, in other parts of the world, it was... read more

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China

Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

China's aggressive promotion of electric cars is turning into boon for a few U.S. companies. The Chinese government offers generous incentives for new electric cars, and is... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

China tweaks electric-car plans to reward success, reduce fraud

Over the past few years, China's government has aggressively promoted electric cars in the hope that mass adoption will help alleviate the country's infamous air pollution... read more March 14, 2016 by


 
Borgward BX5 and Projekt BX6 TS

Borgward SUVs' Geneva debut: new plug-in hybrids, old German name, Chinese owners

Borgward is hardly a household name anywhere, but the recently-revived automaker hopes that its new plug-in hybrids will make it a hit in China's still-growing new car... read more March 7, 2016 by


 
Tires, by Flickr user Jayme del Rosario (Used under CC License)

How California's Recycled Tires Turn Into Smog Over State

California drivers generate 40 million used tires every year, and everyone from sellers to policymakers has struggled to figure out what to do with them. Old tires can be... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
Techrules AT96 TREV concept, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Turbine Range-Extended Plug-In Supercar Headed For Geneva Show

Mysterious Chinese-backed startups looking to get into the electric-car business seem to be the order of the day. Faraday Future made a splash at the 2016 Consumer... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
Aston Martin RapidE concept

Aston Martin Electric Car To Be Co-Developed With ‘The Netflix Of China’

Aston Martin, the British ultraluxury performance-car maker, has turned to an unlikely firm for help with its upcoming RapidE electric car: one of China’s top... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X European Buyers Will Have To Wait For Chinese

The first Tesla Model X electric crossovers were delivered to a handful of U.S. customers at a flashy event last fall. And now the company is ramping up production to fill... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

All Those Plug-In Hybrid Models? They're For China, More Than The U.S.

Between now and 2020, the three German luxury brands--Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz-- will collectively add more than a dozen plug-in hybrid models to their lineups. The goal... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac CT6

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid To Be Imported From China To U.S.

Of the three vehicles using GM's newest hybrid system, we know rather less about the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid than we do about either the Chevrolet Volt or the Chevy... read more January 27, 2016 by


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

China To Phase Out Electric-Car Subsidies By 2021, Let 'Market Decide'

After years of enthusiastic support, China's national government may soon discontinue its electric-car subsidies. Seeing electric cars as a way to solve the country's serious... read more January 27, 2016 by


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

Who Sold The Most Plug-In Electric Cars In 2015? (It's Not Tesla Or Nissan)

Five years after the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt first went on sale, plug-in vehicles represent slightly less than 1 percent of U.S. new-car deliveries. With about 200,000... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

China Emission Standards: So Tough Honda Will Have All Hybrids By 2025

China is the world's largest market for new cars, and it also has some of the world's worst air pollution. Cities have had to limit new-car sales and restrict car use to... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
NEVS starts production of 2014 Saab 9-3

NEVS Cuts Deal For Sale Of 150,000 Electric Saabs In China

Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has only managed to produce a handful of cars since taking over the Swedish automaker in 2012. But the Chinese-backed... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
China

Chinese Green Group Sues VW Over Diesel-Emission Cheating Software

As a result of the "defeat device" software it installed in diesel cars, Volkswagen faces multiple criminal investigations in Europe. And it will likely face criminal... read more December 18, 2015 by


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

Saab Owner NEVS To Launch Five Electric Cars By 2018, For Chinese Market

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has spent more time dealing with financial problems than advancing its plan to build electric cars, primarily for the Chinese market... read more December 15, 2015 by


 

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