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Why China will beat U.S. in electric-car battle: urgency, regulations

Why China will beat U.S. in electric-car battle: urgency, regulations

As the electric-vehicle market matures and more global automakers commit to building battery-powered cars, one driving force has emerged to lead the pack. With apologies to the title of a comedy from half a century ago ... The Chinese Are Coming. That's the assertion made by old China hand Michael... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla opens second huge China charging station for 50 electric cars

It's only fitting that the country making a monumental push for more electric vehicles is getting the world's biggest Tesla Supercharger stations. Tesla's website shows more... read more November 30, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Where will EVs have the highest market share in 2025? Poll results

How, where, when, and to what degree electric cars will increase their share of the world's billion-plus vehicle fleet is a topic of much debate these days. Combined with... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors headquarters

Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors bought Tesla founder's battery-tech firm

Although Elon Musk is the name now associated with Tesla, the current CEO was not a founding figure in the electric-car startup. That honor goes to two men, Martin Eberhard... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Toyota to sell electric cars in China, use Suzuki EVs in India, from 2020: report

Toyota made its future battery-electric car project public this past April after an "agonizing" decision to depart from its sole focus on a future powered by hydrogen fuel... read more November 21, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5, for sale in China, at 2017 Shanghai auto show   [photo: Ronan Glon]

Is China making U.S. irrelevant to the future of automobiles?

The first automobile was invented in Germany in 1885 by Karl Benz, but it was the U.S. that led the building of the global 20th-century automobile industry. Through the turn... read more November 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Nio ES8

Chinese electric-car startup Nio gets $1 billion in funding: report

Nio, the electric-car maker formerly known as NextEV, has raised a substantial amount of money in its latest round of fundraising. The Chinese startup reportedly received a... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Jaguar Land Rover owner denies stake in electric-car maker Faraday Future: updated report

Most reports on startup electric-car maker Faraday Future tend to describe it as "struggling," and that may be an understatement. It halted work at its Nevada-based... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Bugatti Chiron Scale Engine and Gearbox

When will U.S. ban sales of new cars with engines? Poll results

Presuming China sticks to its statement that it will ban sales of new vehicles with combustion engines in some future year, the auto industry is facing a very different... read more October 31, 2017 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla to build electric-car factory in Chinese free-trade zone: report

China is the world's largest car market, and the country plans to phase out sales of new vehicles with combustion engines in the future. Tesla makes and sells only electric... read more October 23, 2017 by


 
General Motors CEO Mary Barra provides an update on the ignition switch recall investigation

GM's Barra backpedals from "mandated" electric car statement

General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared Tuesday to walk back from earlier statements that China would be artificially creating demand by mandating electric cars in the future... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
Tesla Kauai solar-energy generation and storage project  [photo: The Verge]

Two-thirds of world's new energy capacity in 2016 was renewable: IEA

For years, renewable energy has been cast as the most expensive option to reduce emissions and the world's reliance on fossil fuels. But 2016 may have marked a turn for the... read more October 6, 2017 by


 
Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

Electric trucks to grow fast from now through 2030: report

In the coming years, the world's auto industry will continue to shift its product mix to electric and electrified vehicles to meet growing concerns over carbon emissions and... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

World's 3rd largest battery firm may ally with VW for electric cars in China

Many automakers have announced they will electrify entire vehicle portfolios in the years to come. With more electrified cars on the road, battery production will become... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Beijing smog

China electric-car rules to start in 2019; aggressive totals are world's highest

You may not have heard it happen, but the global automotive industry changed forever on Thursday. China released its plan to require substantial sales of plug-in electric... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

California mulls ban on new cars with engines, joining China in climate action

With China mulling an eventual ban on sales of cars with gasoline or diesel engines, the world's largest car market made it clear earlier this month that it intends to force... read more September 27, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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