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

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 are able to deal with. That could change over the next few years, as the Chinese government pledges to invest $283 billion to... read more

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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 


 
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


 
Audi Q3 Trans China Tour 2011

China Imposes Much Tougher Fuel-Efficiency Standards On New Cars

China's ongoing and recent air pollution issues are leading to swift rethinking of the country's transport policy. After several months of choking smog engulfing its major... read more March 22, 2013 by  4


 
1931 Studebaker commemorating U.S. Route 66 in Arizona (via user Finetooth on Wikimedia)

Oh, By The Way? The Era Of The Private Car Is Over

As a reader of this blog -- a blog about cars -- chances are good that you own a car yourself. That's not unusual: today, many Americans depend on automobiles to get to work... read more March 18, 2013 by  19


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Despite Pollution, China Still Isn't Committed To Electric Cars

The images have made for grim viewing even if you don't live within the frame: Pictures and details emerging from China earlier this year showed smog on levels not previously... read more March 10, 2013 by  9


 
Fisker Karma in Los Angeles

Chinese Automakers Bidding For Fisker Automotive: Report

Chinese companies Geely and Dongfeng are said to be among bidders from "different continents" looking for a controlling stake in troubled automaker Fisker Automotive. Fisker... read more February 18, 2013 by  4


 
Volkswagen up! production version

VW Developing $8K Budget Car For Chinese Market: Report

To the average U.S. car buyer, the Volkswagen Up minicar will seem pretty basic. Deliberately designed to compete at the bottom of the European market, it always feels like a... read more February 12, 2013 by 


 
Beijing Smog by Flickr user michaelhenley

Beijing Says 'Enough!': City To Scrap 180K Polluting Cars

Recent pollution figures in Chinese capital Beijing have made 1970s Los Angeles look like a crisp day in the Rocky Mountains. The city, like Hong Kong last month, has finally... read more January 30, 2013 by  14


 
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