UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

The BYD e6 wagon is the battery-electric car that never quite made it onto the U.S. market. Despite various plans and announcements over the last five years, the e6 was never offered for retail sale in North America. Very quietly, that's now changing; the company hopes to lease around 200 BYD e6... read more

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Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept, Geneva Motor Show

Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept: Geneva Motor Show Photos

It's very easy to be cynical when presented with the phrase, "Chinese car". For most of us, experience of Chinese vehicles is limited to horrific-looking crash test videos on... read more March 7, 2013 by 0

Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

Updated BYD e6: First Drive Of Chinese Electric Crossover

Most Chinese carmakers have backed away from plans to attack the U.S. market, and their hopes of dominating electric cars have slowed. But Chinese maker BYD continues to... read more May 10, 2012 by 13

Leaked BYD/Daimler Electric Car Renderings (The WallStreetJournal)

Is This What The Electric Car Love-Child Of Daimler, BYD Looks Like? Apparently So

Since July, the Internet has been home to serval renderings claiming to be of the new electric car being developed by German automaker Daimler and its Chinese auto partner... read more October 21, 2011 by 1

Ford CEO Alan Mulally at 2010 Washington DC Auto Show

Ford Looks To Develop Electric Cars For Chinese Market

Lately it’s become obvious that China -- not the U.S. -- is the place to be if you’re an automaker wanting to develop electric cars. Daimler already has an... read more September 28, 2011 by 0

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Is China Backing Away From Electric Vehicles?

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This article offers another look at China's evolving plans for electric cars, also covered last week: China's Electric Car Plans Unrealistic, Focus Now On... read more August 31, 2011 by 3

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China's Electric Car Plans Unrealistic, Focus Now On Hybrids

China appears to have abandoned its plans to gain an early advantage on Western carmakers by beating them to the market with mass-produced electric vehicles. As China... read more August 22, 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

2011 Wheego Whip LiFe electric car

Wheego Ships First LiFe Electric Car on Earth Day

Late last week a couple in Atlanta, Georgia became the first owners of the latest battery electric car to hit the roads, the 2011 Wheego LiFe. Handed over to commemorate... read more April 25, 2011 by 3

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

2011 Wheego Whip LiFe at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Here Wheego Again: Another China-Made Car To Arrive Late

Here Wheego again. Pardon the pun, but another China-made car is late to the starting gate. Wheego Electric Cars Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, aimed to introduce its tiny... read more January 12, 2011 by 3

BYD e6

Latest BYD Update: We're Still Coming Next Year, Really

Who needs soap operas when you’ve got the auto industry? One Chinese automaker is providing enough gossip, misdirection and sneaky dealings to keep script writers happy... read more December 14, 2010 by 3

The Great Wall of China

China To Car Companies: Hand Over EV Technology To Sell Here

In pursuit of its goal to become a world leader in electric-vehicle technology, the Chinese government is considering new rules that will effectively require ceding critical... read more September 17, 2010 by 2

image from hybrid-car spam

Are Carmaker Sites Using Hybrids (Ineptly) As Spam Bait?

We get a lot of spam. Everyone gets a lot of spam. In fact, Symantec says nine of every 10 e-mail messages are spam. But we're scratching our head over a recent spam that... read more August 25, 2009 by 2

Martin Winterkorn

VW Going Electric By 2013

Volkswagen will unveil its first electric car by 2013, said CEO Martin Winterkorn on Friday. Winterkorn espouses the electric car movement, but has previously mentioned that... read more July 3, 2009 by 0



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