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

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 has. Ford's crypic press release didn't make this clear, with no menion of a cylinder count. Road & Track however has heard... read more

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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  0


 
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


 
Qoros GQ3 sedan launches at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

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... read more January 18, 2013 by  2


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

What Do You Call A Nissan Leaf In China? How About Venucia E30?

Despite lower-than-predicted sales of its Leaf battery electric hatchback, Nissan is pushing ahead with its aggressive electric-car program. At the Guangzhou Auto Show... read more November 27, 2012 by  1


 
Chevrolet Sail Electric Concept Vehicle

Chevrolet Springo Electric Car: Coming Soon (To China Only)

No, Springo isn't a new scratch-off game. It's apparently the name of a new Chevrolet battery electric vehicle, though we'll never see it in North America. The Chevy Springo... read more November 12, 2012 by  4


 
Qoros - Chinese car brand launching at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Qoros Chinese Cars Debut Geneva 2013, Hybrids & Electrics Likely

As more and more people enter China's middle classes, demand for automobiles is increasing all the time. So is the quality of China's cars. As the kudos of imported brands... read more November 7, 2012 by  0


 
Saab logo

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


 
Hybrid Badge

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


 
A123 lithium-ion cells

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


 
Aptera 2e

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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