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Tesla breaks ground on China factory for Model 3 and Model Y

Tesla breaks ground on China factory for Model 3 and Model Y

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter Sunday night that the company would break ground on its new Chinese factory on Monday. Musk said the plant, known as Gigafactory 3, will produce up to 500,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles for China and other nearby markets when it is completed in 2020... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla secures site for Chinese factory

In the midst of escalating trade wars, Tesla is moving ahead with its plans to build a factory in China. The company announced on Wednesday that it signed a "land transfer"... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

Report: Volvo's parent company in talks with Toyota over hybrid systems

Toyota revealed on Thursday that it is in talks with Chinese automaker Geely, which owns Volvo, about cooperation on hybrid vehicle technology, Reuters reported. As the... read more October 5, 2018 by


 
2019 Borgward BX6

Chinese automaker Borgward built gasoline vehicles in order to sell EVs in America

Borgward is unorthodox even among the rapidly evolving cast of 21st-century automakers. It’s a Chinese company, with German heritage, that now wants to bring electric... read more October 3, 2018 by


 
Chinese market Nissan Slyphy

Nissan Leaf sedan: Company builds Sylphy, first electric car for China

Nissan on Monday announced it had started production in China of a Nissan Leaf-based sedan called the Sylphy. The company first introduced the car at the Beijing auto show in... read more August 29, 2018 by


 
Byton K-Byte concept

Chinese electric-car startup Byton reveals its second concept: a Level 4 self-driving sedan

Just months after debuting its first concept vehicle, Chinese electric-car startup Byton on Tuesday took the wraps off a second model that it says previews a... read more June 13, 2018 by


 
Byton SUV concept

Chinese electric-car builder Byton says it raised $500 million

A $500 million infusion from investors including an automaker and a major battery supplier could help Chinese electric-car startup Byton put its cars on the road by the end... read more June 11, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

7 things we learned in 9 years, and where green cars are headed

More than four years ago, this site looked back at its first five years of coverage to assess what had changed—and what we'd learned. Now, we're repeating the exercise... read more May 8, 2018 by


 
Infiniti Q Inspiration concept

Infiniti announces new electric car lineup based on Q Inspiration

Infiniti has promised to build electric cars in fits and starts since 2012—but we're still waiting. At the 2012 Detroit auto show, the upscale brand showed the Infiniti... read more April 24, 2018 by


 
Buick Velite concept, 2016 Guangzhou auto show

Buick to launch new electric, plug-in hybrid models in China; what about US?

For 15 years now, Buick has been a far more important brand in China than it is in North America: four out of five Buicks sold globally are purchased by Chinese buyers. The... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
SF Motors SF5

Tesla founder, Chinese company launch SF Motors electric cars

In the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn't started by current CEO Elon Musk. While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car brand, Tesla was actually... read more April 10, 2018 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

What China learned from California about getting electric cars on its roads

In the U.S., California has long been viewed culturally as the crazy, free-spirited cousin. As Californians like to point out, their state of 40 million people is also the... read more April 4, 2018 by


 
Traffic in China

China plans to standardize electric-car tech nationally to expand its global lead

Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in China were almost four times those in the U.S. last year, and the gap is expected to widen this year. The world's largest car market is... read more April 2, 2018 by


 
Bob Lutz at Via Motors extended-range electric truck conversion launch, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Via Motors to collaborate with Chinese maker Geely on electric trucks

Electric trucks are getting more attention now than they did eight years ago, as the world prepared for the launch of the first modern electric cars to be sold in volume. The... read more March 22, 2018 by


 
Ford's upcoming small off-road crossover SUV

Ford's future hybrid, electric-car lineup: 5 things to know

The "Ford Uncovered Future Product Forum" held Thursday for journalists was a break in recent tradition for Detroit's second-largest automaker. The abrupt firing of CEO Mark... read more March 16, 2018 by


 
Woman with smog mask (pic by Nicolò Lazzati on Flickr)

Why the future of electric cars depends on China's war on pollution

Roughly half of everyone alive in the U.S. today has never experienced really bad smog. Those over, say, age 45—big-city residents and Angelenos especially—may... read more March 15, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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