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Study: China Could Soon Find Itself In Traffic Jam Hell

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 most massive traffic jams. Commuters of all nations will find the International Energy Agency’s report, “A Tale of... read more

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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


 
China

China Takes Air Pollution More Seriously: $280 Billion Worth, Supposedly

We cover China's air pollution problems with depressing frequency on Green Car Reports, but the country's pollution problems have until now been far more than token schemes... read more July 29, 2013 by  6


 
Fisker Atlantic concept unveiling before New York Auto Show, April 2012

Yet Another Chinese Suitor For Fisker: BAIC Kicks The Tires

We haven't heard much about Fisker Automotive in the last few months. The company still hasn't declared bankruptcy, it hasn't yet been bought, and it is still apparently in... read more July 19, 2013 by  14


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Early Orders In Hong Kong Strong, Says Company

An inordinate quantity of the internet's exotic car pictures seem to originate from Hong Kong. People certainly appreciate their fancy cars over there, that's for sure. That... read more July 6, 2013 by  6


 
Beijing smog

Smog-Choked Chinese City Bans Car Sales, Adds Lottery For Permits

China is fast becoming an air quality disaster zone. On several occasions over the past six months, smog levels in major cities have reached hazardous levels, requiring fast... read more June 19, 2013 by  5


 
Beijing Smog by Flickr user michaelhenley

Beijing Adds Pollution Tax To Fuel To Curb Huge Smog Problems

Smog-choked Chinese capital Beijing will be the first city in the country to introduce a new pollution tax. Following months of pollution far above safe levels, major Chinese... read more June 3, 2013 by  5


 
GreenTech Automotive electric sedan

Greentech Auto's Electric Sedan: Haven't We Seen This Before?

Suppose you took a Chinese-made compact sedan, converted it to a battery-electric vehicle, and sold it in the U.S. market. Does that story line sound familiar? If so, you may... read more April 29, 2013 by  4


 
Smart ebike electric bicycle

Electric Two-Wheelers Run Rampant In China, Outrun Regulations

China might be one of the biggest car markets on the planet, but for makers of electric and hybrid vehicles, it's a tough one to crack. The same cannot be said for electric... read more April 24, 2013 by  18


 
Toyota Yundong Shuangqing II Concept - Shanghai Auto Show 2013

Toyota Unveils Green Car Concepts At Auto Shanghai Show

As China becomes a larger player on the world car market, shows like that in Shanghai this week will become bigger and more important each year. Toyota has already spotted... read more April 22, 2013 by  0


 
Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

BYD To Build Only Electric Cars, End Production Of Gasoline Cars?

Chinese automaker BYD, or 'Build Your Dreams', could be on the verge of abandoning convenionally-fueled car production in favor of electric vehicles. Already known for... read more April 19, 2013 by  7


 
2013 Ford Fusion

2014 Ford Fusion: 1.5-Liter EcoBoost Engine For China, Coming To U.S.--Maybe

There have been several rumors flying around as to the full details of Ford's new 1.5-liter Ecoboost engine. The first of these relates to how many cylinders the new unit... read more April 10, 2013 by  1


 
EcoMotors OPOC engine diagram

China To Build EcoMotors' Efficient Opposed-Piston Engines

History makes fools of us all sometimes, none more so than when we dismiss certain ideas out of hand, only for them to come back years later and eat our words. That's why... read more April 9, 2013 by  12


 
2013 Ford Focus

Ford Focus Tops Toyota Corolla As Planet's Most Popular Vehicle

Ford sold over one million examples of its Focus last year. That alone is impressive, but there's deeper meaning to the high sales statistic--for the first time, the Focus... read more April 9, 2013 by  4


 
Carlos Ghosn

Nissan CEO Talks Electric Car Sales And Chinese Production

Carlos Ghosn is a busy man. In charge of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, his remit includes the diverse product lines of each company and most recently, each carmaker's electric... read more March 26, 2013 by  9


 
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