• SAIC Roewe E1 electric minicar concept, Shanghai, April 2010

    Sadly, we weren't able to cover the Beijing Motor Show, which opened last week. It's too bad, too, because China is on track to become the world's largest single car market, its fuel efficiency regulations are far tougher than those of the U.S., and its industrial policy for the auto sector focuses on kick-starting its native electric-vehicle industry. One example of a Chinese electric vehicle concept shown at Beijing is the SAIC E1 mini-car. Originally unveiled in Shanghai a few days prior, it's a four-seat hatchback with three doors, and is intended as an urban car for the country's...

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