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Qoros Chinese Sedan Debuts At Geneva, Hybrid Included

Qoros Chinese Sedan Debuts At Geneva, Hybrid Included

China's car brands are often looked upon with disdain by those in the west, based on reputations for flimsy build, poor styling and worrying crash test results. New brand Qoros hopes to change that when it launches at this year's Geneva Motor Show in March, with the debut of the GQ3 compact sedan... read more

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NEVS Completes Saab Deal, Electric Cars On The Way

Swedish carmaker Saab endeared itself to many throughout its history, with a reputation for unique design and technological innovation across several decades. That made... read more September 4, 2012 by  8


 
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How Can China Boost Hybrid Sales? Guangzhou City Offers Cash

Several years ago, you could get a Federal tax credit for buying a hybrid-electric vehicle. That program has ended. Several manufacturers--Toyota, Honda, and Ford among... read more August 16, 2012 by  7


 
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Battery Startup A123 Rescue Plan: Chinese Firm To Own 80%

It's been a very, very tough 18 months for lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems. In late May, the company said there was "substantial doubt" about its ability to remain in... read more August 9, 2012 by  9


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China Still Plans To Dominate Electric Cars (Details To Come Later)

Five to eight years ago, Chinese carmakers were going to blast into the U.S. car market and sell huge volumes of inexpensive small cars--just like the Germans, Japanese, and... read more July 16, 2012 by  3


 
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Saab, Aptera, Think: Can China, Russia Save Electric Cars?

Last week, something miraculous happened: after more than a year of being prepped for burial, Saab rose from the dead. Of course, there had been previous attempts to revive... read more June 21, 2012 by  9


 
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BYD, China's Electric-Car Star, Faces Steeper Challenges

Chinese carmaker BYD is facing tough times ahead, following reports that its stock has fallen 43 percent since its February high. As China's figurehead for electric vehicles... read more June 6, 2012 by  1


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

Updated BYD e6: First Drive Of Chinese Electric Crossover

Most Chinese carmakers have backed away from plans to attack the U.S. market, and their hopes of dominating electric cars have slowed. But Chinese maker BYD continues to... read more May 10, 2012 by  13


 
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Electric Cars Are Tougher Than They Look, Eh, China?

Several years ago, the world's auto industry heard a constant refrain: "The Chinese are coming, the Chinese are coming!" With low labor costs and a government imperative to... read more May 4, 2012 by  4


 
First 2012 Coda Sedan customer car emerges from Benicia, CA, assembly plant, March 2012

Coda Plans Second Electric Car, Withdraws DoE Loan Application

When Coda Automotive started production and sales of its 2012 Sedan earlier this year, it ended years of doubt and confusion about the firm’s abilities to bring a... read more April 25, 2012 by  10


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

BYD e6 Electric Crossover: Now Coming In 2013, Fleets First

You don't hear as much worrying these days about the threat of Chinese automakers entering the U.S. market with inexpensive cars. Nor do you hear concerns over Chinese... read more April 12, 2012 by  2


 
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80 Million Vehicles Built Globally Last Year--A New Record

Well, the numbers are in. Despite the lingering effects of economic recession, the world's auto industry built more vehicles in 2011 than ever in history: 80 million, in... read more March 29, 2012 by  10


 
Structure of methanol. Image: Wikimedia Commons

The Next New Fuel You've Never Heard Of: Methanol, In China

You'll already be familiar with ethanol-powered cars, but what about methanol? Both are alcohols, but methanol is even simpler than ethanol, containing only one carbon atom... read more March 23, 2012 by  7


 
Traffic in China

China Slows On Electric Cars To Focus On Fuel Efficiency

Several years ago, the U.S. auto industry worried that Chinese carmakers would use inexpensive cars to gain a foothold here, just as Japanese and Korean makers had done. That... read more March 13, 2012 by  5


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Can China's Power Industry Raise Interest In Electric Cars?

China's car market is one of the fastest-growing in the world, and the implications of that are huge for the car industry. They're huge for the environment too. With the sort... read more December 28, 2011 by  1


 
Chevrolet Volt arrives in China for use at World Expo 2010 Shanghai

Chevrolet Volt Ready To Go On Sale In China, Priced At $75K

General Motors has revealed the eight Chinese cities in which the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car will be sold. The Volt will go on sale in Beijing, Shanghai... read more November 23, 2011 by  3


 
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