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Chinese Car-Share Dispenses Electric Cars Like A Vending Machine

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 vehicles at Smart dealerships all around Europe when the vehicle was first released. Now, China is using a similar system for tiny... read more

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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 


 
Ferrari 458 on fire in Brazil

Cars Bursting Into Flames All Over China--And They're Not Electric

Discovering fire is undoubtedly a high point in mankind's history, but it's easy to overlook its benefits when it's consuming something you own. We'll forgive you if your... read more August 5, 2013 by  9


 
Solar Field, Mojave Desert [Credit: ©2012 Jamey Stillings, courtesy of the Forward Thinking Museum]

Solar Power Initiative By DoE Could Make Grid Electricity Cleaner, Cheaper

Some of our electric car-owning readers already reap the benefits of solar energy with roof-mounted panels, but on a grid level solar still has a long way to go. The U.S... read more August 5, 2013 by  3


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla In China: Promised Land, Huge Risks...Or Both?

Despite its pollution problems, China has never shown much interest in the electric car and sales have been a mere fraction of a fraction of the country's huge new car... read more July 30, 2013 by  18


 
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