China Wants Volt's Electric-Car Secrets; GM Says No; Tug Of War Ensues

China Wants Volt's Electric-Car Secrets; GM Says No; Tug Of War Ensues

It's been the official policy of the Chinese government-industrial complex for a while now that the country wants to dominate the electric-car business. While only a handful of highway-capable plug-in cars are sold today in China, the country's industrial overseers are nothing if not ambitious... read more

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It's Official: We Now Have One Billion Vehicles On The Planet

How many vehicles are there on Earth? We'd ask you to guess, except the headline above gives away the answer. According to industry trade journal Ward's, which added up both... read more August 17, 2011 by  1

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Pushing For Greener Cars, China Raises The Bar On Subsidies

China wants to reward automakers for building fuel-efficient cars, but it's been forced to redefine the standards of an overly-successful incentive program. In June of 2010... read more August 8, 2011 by  6

BYD e6 at 2011 Geneva Motor Show, photo by Robert Llewellyn

BYD e6 Electric Crossover Won’t Be Here Until Mid-2012

We’ve known about Chinese firm BYD for some time now. In fact, its all-electric e6 was unveiled before the word Leaf became the name of an electric car. But despite... read more August 5, 2011 by  5

China's National University of Defense Technology sent a robot-controlled car on a 216-mile trip

China Builds And Tests Its Own Robot Car

The select global fleet of self-driving cars has a new Chinese addition, and the developers claim the intellectual property behind it was created entirely at a Chinese... read more August 3, 2011 by  3

Electric Car Battery Swapping- Chinese Style

Say Hello To Electric Car Battery Swaps, Chinese Style

We all know that one of the biggest challenges facing electric cars is the fact that recharging a battery pack is orders of magnitude slower than filling a gasoline... read more August 2, 2011 by  3


Electric Cars Dirtier Than Gasoline Equivalents In China

EV fans are probably sick of arguing the case for electric cars whenever someone brings up the old "well to wheels" scenario. "Well, where does the electricity come from?"... read more July 28, 2011 by  29

Ultra-Capacitor Bus in Shanghai after fire; photo from Eastday

Chinese Electric Bus Catches Fire On Road, Not The First One

Chinese media are reporting that an electric bus caught fire in Shanghai at noon on Monday. And this is apparently not the first such incident. A Reuters report indicates... read more July 20, 2011 by  3

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

BYD Fails to Electrify Chinese Stock Market, Gets a Buffeting

Chinese electric car and battery firm Build Your Dreams (BYD) has announced that its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange raised just $219 million... read more June 21, 2011 by  6

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Could China’s Hawtai Supply Saab With High-MPG Clean Diesels?

Saab's new deal with a fledgling Chinese automaker doesn't just mean a lifeline for the struggling Swedish automaker; it could over the longer term become a much-needed... read more May 10, 2011 by 

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China Rigs Electric-Car Incentives Against Chevy Volt, Foreign Cars

Here in the U.S. the government, both at the federal and state level, offers an array of incentives for eco friendly vehicles such as clean diesels, plug-in hybrids and... read more May 10, 2011 by  2

GAC Zoyte Electric SUV

Chinese SUV Tries to Make it in U.S. Despite Taxi Fire

Yesterday Dallas-based electric vehicle firm Green Automotive Company announced it was sending two of its all-electric Zotye electric SUVs to be tested for compliance with... read more May 3, 2011 by  8

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Better Place Battery Swap Stations Head to China

What’s the best way to ensure that your electric vehicle technology gets adopted by as many consumers as possible? Take it to China, of course. That’s exactly... read more May 2, 2011 by  16

Traffic in China

China In 2050: 350 Million Vehicles, Many Electric Cars...And Gasoline Exports?

The big unknown in global efforts to reduce carbon emissions is China. It is industrializing at a rapid pace, and a burgeoning middle class has savings galore to spend on its... read more May 2, 2011 by  2

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

BYD Presents Happy Results From Chinese Electric-Taxi Test

Automaker BYD is by far China's most aggressive when it comes to electric cars. It launched its F3DM sedan, the world's first production plug-in hybrid, back in December... read more April 29, 2011 by  1

BYD e6

Reviewer Drives BYD E6: Verdict? "One Trick Pony"

Chinese automaker BYD, or "Build Your Dreams" has big plans. They had a strong presence at the recent 2011 Geneva Motor Show with a lineup of production electric cars both... read more April 11, 2011 by  7


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