2016 BYD Tang: Plug-In Hybrid SUV Is First Of Four To Come

2016 BYD Tang: Plug-In Hybrid SUV Is First Of Four To Come

It's been more than six years since fabled investor Warren Buffet bought 10 percent of BYD Autos, one of the few independent Chinese automakers. At that time, the company had big plans to become China's largest producer of plug-in electric vehicles--and then export them to the U.S. DON'T MISS: BYD... read more

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Armored Electric Chinese Police Patrol Car Is ... Words Fail Us

Here's an electric car whose designers thought outside the box... literally. It may look like Buckminster Fuller's interpretation of the Popemobile, but this is actually one... read more December 3, 2014 by

Beijing smog

Beijing's Privileged Electric-Car Registrations Fail To Attract Interest

China's air-pollution problem is apparent to anyone watching coverage of this week's summit meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group. Or, for that matter, any... read more November 14, 2014 by

Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

U.S. And China Agree To Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Presidents Say

For the first time ever, China has agreed to limit its greenhouse-gas emissions, under a deal announced this morning between Chinese president Xi Jinping and U.S. president... read more November 12, 2014 by

Mercedes-Benz G-Code concept

Mercedes-Benz Concept G-Code: Tiny Crossover For LA Auto Show

To mark the opening of its new R&D center in Beijing, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a concept car with some novel green features. The Mercedes-Benz G-Code is a subcompact... read more November 5, 2014 by

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S Gets Huge Incentive In Shanghai: No $12K Fee For Registration

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan has now been on sale in China for six months, but it recently received a major sales incentive from local officials in Shanghai. That... read more October 29, 2014 by

2014 Volvo S60L production in China

China Puts Teeth Into Gas-Mileage Rules, Will 'Punish' Makers Who Don't Comply

Several countries are implementing stricter fuel-efficiency standards, but none appear to be enforcing them as strictly as China. Perhaps thinking U.S.-style fines were too... read more October 17, 2014 by

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S China Sales 'Robust', Electric Car Waiting List Long: Analyst

Tesla Motors sales in China are "robust," and the company may have as many as 4,000 reservations for its Model S--which it only started selling in China five months ago. The... read more September 30, 2014 by


From Making iPhones To Electric Cars: Foxconn To Offer $15K Plug-In Vehicle

Foxconn is well known for manufacturing Apple iPhones--and for controversy over its labor practices--but now the company is expanding to a new area. The electronics... read more September 26, 2014 by

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

Chinese Production Of Plug-In Electric Cars Finally Starts To Grow

After years of encouragement through government policies, Chinese production of plug-in electric cars is finally starting to grow. Amidst rampant air pollution, the Chinese... read more September 9, 2014 by

2015 Buick Envision (Chinese spec)

2015 Buick Envision Compact Crossover Unveiled In China

General Motors unveiled its new 2015 Buick Envision at the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show in China on Monday, giving us an advance look at a premium compact crossover likely to be... read more September 3, 2014 by

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China Adds Even More Electric-Car Incentives--Mostly For Local Brands

Once again, China is trying to spur electric-car adoption with incentives, but this time, not every buyer will benefit from them. In addition to promoting plug-in cars, the... read more September 3, 2014 by

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it's a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To... read more August 31, 2014 by

BYD Qin plug-in hybrid in showroom in Costa Rica

BYD's Rising Electric-Car Sales Swamped By Falling Gas Models

Chinese automaker BYD was the first car company in the world to put a plug-in hybrid passenger car into production, a couple of years before the Chevrolet Volt range-extended... read more August 28, 2014 by

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Resolves Chinese Trademark Fight 'Completely, Amicably'

Tesla seems finally to have resolved its copyright issues in China. Thanks to a local "trademark troll," the electric-car maker was initially forced to sell cars in China... read more August 6, 2014 by

2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Fisker Karma Finnish Production To Resume Following Fixes, New Model Later

The new owners of the Fisker luxury car brand will resume production of the Karma range-extended electric sedan initially at a contractor's factory in Finland--but not until... read more August 1, 2014 by


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