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Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

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The Chinese government offers generous incentives for new electric cars, and is pushing companies to develop and sell more of them. That level of enthusiasm is leading Chinese investors to show more interest in U.S. China's aggressive promotion of electric cars is turning into boon for a few U.S. companies.

Tesla Resolves Chinese Trademark Fight 'Completely, Amicably'

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The issue had appeared to be resolved when a Chinese court ruled in favor of Tesla, but then last month, the company was slapped with a lawsuit. Tesla seems finally to have resolved its copyright issues in China. Thanks to a local "trademark troll," the electric-car maker was initially forced to sell cars in China with no name.

Will Next Chinese Five-Year Plan Boost Electric Cars Dramatically?

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Over the past few years, the Chinese government has aggressively promoted electric cars with incentives and preferential policies. Those policies may finally be paying off, as multiple analyses have shown a major increases in sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in China this year.

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Plug-in hybrid London taxi plant opens in U.K., owned by Chinese firm Geely

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But under the stewardship of Chinese automaker Geely, the black cab is about to get a green makeover. Few vehicles are as iconic as the London black cab, known the world over for its upright shape and ubiquity (although many of them aren't black any more). The London Taxi Company recently completed a U.K.

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BYD launches two new all-electric sedans for Chinese market

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Chinese automaker BYD may be largely invisible in the U.S., Aiming to expand on that success for 2016, BYD is introducing two new electric cars for the Chinese market. but it's thriving in its home market. Last year, the company sold more highway-capable electric cars and plug-in hybrids than any other company in the world.

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London's Black Cabs To Be Range-Extended Electrics, With Chinese Help

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While the styling will remain recognizable, London taxis are about to get a significant overhaul--with help from a Chinese benefactor. Few vehicles are more iconic than London's black cabs, but that doesn't mean they have to stay the same forever. Geely taxi plug-in cars London Range-Extended Electric Vehicle fleet

Kandi Chinese Electric-Car Sharing Service Expands To Larger Cities

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Certainly not Kandi, whose electric car-sharing service--that hires out electric vehicles from vending-machine like buildings--is proving profitable and moving into other Chinese cities. Kandi''s service started off in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, echoing a bike-sharing scheme previous offered in the

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BMW loses electric-car staff to Chinese startup, says it's unaffected

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Now one Chinese company has poached an employee team from an. It seems that China is fast becoming a breeding ground for startups planning new electric cars. Many have been inspired by Tesla Motors, and hope to follow in the Silicon Valley company's tire tracks by offering products radically different from those of established automakers.

Chinese Electric-Car Sales Booming, But Not Because Buyers Want Them

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In recent years, the Chinese government and some cities have instituted generous incentives on electric cars, hoping that putting more of them on its roads will curb air pollution. Since then, Chinese electric-car sales have climbed steadily. Until late last year, car buyers didn't seem to show much interest.

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Armored Electric Chinese Police Patrol Car Is. Words Fail Us

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It may look like Buckminster Fuller''s interpretation of the Popemobile, but this is actually one Chinese company''s idea of an armored electric police patrol car. Here''s an electric car whose designers thought outside the box. literally.


Success Or Bust For Fisker's New Chinese Owner

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That''s essentially the method Fisker''s new Chinese owners Wanxiang Group is taking to revive the once-bankrupt electric automaker--and the stakes are high. Throwing money at a problem won''t necessarily make it go away, but it might put you in a position to do something about it.

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ABB launches first DC fast charger compliant with Chinese GB standard

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ABB launched Terra 53 Z, its first high power DC fast charger that complies with the Chinese GB standard. Earlier post.) China

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Nio electric SUV, from Chinese NextEV, to have 'Toyota cost' and 'Tesla range'

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Among the many startups looking to repeat the success of Tesla Motors, China's NextEV has somewhat flown under the radar. But the company is now discussing concrete plans for its future electric cars under a new brand called Nio. NextEV launched the Nio brand in dramatic fashion last month with the announcement of the EP9, a 1,360-horsepower.

Fisker Assets Sold For $149 Million To Wanxiang, Chinese Parts Maker

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Bloomberg reports that the Chinese company paid a total of $149.2 The assets of bankrupt Fisker Automotive were sold to Wanxiang America at the close of an auction in Delaware bankruptcy court that lasted more than two days and lasted 19 rounds.

Chinese Car-Share Dispenses Electric Cars Like A Vending Machine

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European readers may be quite familiar with the concept of a tower full of tiny vehicles, dispensing them to people below.

More Faraday Info: Chinese Billionaire Backer, Ex-Tesla Staff For Electric-Car Startup

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It seems like something out of a movie: a mysterious startup company operates for a few years in total secrecy, then drops plans for a billion-dollar factory that will build electric cars. But that's the summary of the secretive Faraday Future, about which a bit more information slipped out last week. Faraday (it suggests you call it "FF") issued.

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Tesla software update fixes flaw found by Chinese white-hat hackers

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Modern cars' increased reliance on software to control vital functions opens up new technological possibilities, but also poses the potential of hacking. That risk now requires automakers to think like tech companies, and keep to updating software to close weak points that could allow hackers to access vehicle systems. Electric-car maker Tesla.

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Can GM beat Chinese BYD as global electric-car leader? It plans to try

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It was BYD, the Chinese carmaker notably backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. The automaker that sold the most plug-in electric cars last year wasn't a U.S., Japanese, or European firm. BYD sold just over 60,000 battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids last year, with the vast majority going to customers in its home country.

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Tesla Model X European Buyers Will Have To Wait For Chinese

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The first Tesla Model X electric crossovers were delivered to a handful of U.S. customers at a flashy event last fall. And now the company is ramping up production to fill accumulated U.S. orders. But what about buyers in other markets? When will they get their Model X crossovers? DON'T MISS: Tesla Model X Spreads Its (Falcon) Wings: Production.

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Yet Another Chinese Suitor For Fisker: BAIC Kicks The Tires

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We haven''t heard much about Fisker Automotive in the last few months. The company still hasn''t declared bankruptcy, it hasn''t yet been bought, and it is still apparently in default on its Department of Energy loans. But now there''s a new suitor who''s at least kicking the tires.

PowerCell Sweden receives order from Chinese company for PowerCell S2 to be used as an EV range-extender

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PowerCell Sweden AB has received an order for the PowerCell S2 fuel cell stack from a Chinese company within the automotive industry. The PowerCell S2 will be used as a hydrogen-based range extender for electrified passenger cars. The PowerCell S2 fuel cell stack is designed for efficient power generation in the range of 5 to 25 kW. Brief

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BYD electric-car sales may triple this year, Chinese maker says

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China's BYD eked out a global victory in electric-car sales last year, selling more plug-in cars than BMW, General Motors, Nissan, Renault, or Tesla. The company delivered nearly 62,000 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles last year, almost entirely in China. Now, the company projects that it may be able to sell close to three times that.

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Chinese Tesla Owner Buys 20 Charging Stations, Seeks Sites On Social Media

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Now, one Chinese owner Tesla The question of how to build a comprehensive network of public electric-car charging stations has often puzzled government officials and carmakers alike.

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Chinese Production Of Plug-In Electric Cars Finally Starts To Grow

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After years of encouragement through government policies, Chinese production of plug-in electric cars is finally starting to grow. Amidst rampant air pollution, the Chinese government has heavily incentivized electrified vehicles, but so far that hasn''t won the interest of consumers.

Chinese Green Group Sues VW Over Diesel-Emission Cheating Software

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As a result of the "defeat device" software it installed in diesel cars, Volkswagen faces multiple criminal investigations in Europe. And it will likely face criminal penalties in the U.S., along with hundreds of civil suits from angered owners. Now, it seems the company may also be in legal trouble in China over potential diesel-emissions.

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Huge Chinese road-straddling elevated bus carries first passengers (video)

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You may have seen the renderings floating around the web, showing designs for a huge Chinese bus riding on rails over a multi-lane road. What a wild and wacky idea. Except that it's real, and it has already been built. And it just carried its first passengers this week on a shakedown run. China mass transit Buses

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Is the elevated Chinese bus really practical? Could it work?

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Last week, the massive Chinese elevated bus whose renderings had rocketed around the Internet made its first test run. The bus runs on rails embedded in the street, with room for cars to pass underneath it. China mass transit Buses

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Another aspiring Chinese Tesla: NextEV and its founder William Li

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The Silicon Valley carmaker's success has spurred a number of Chinese investors and tech entrepreneurs to start rival electric-car companies. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Tesla Motors should feel very flattered indeed. One of those potential rivals is NextEV, which emerged into public view last year.

LG Chem Adds Chinese Great Wall Motors Plug-In Hybrids To Its Battery Clients

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The latest to join the roster that includes Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Renault, Smart, Volkswagen, and Volvo is the Chinese carmaker known as Great Wall Motors. South Korean battery maker LG Chem continues to be on a roll, signing up automakers left and right that plan to use its lithium-ion cells in new electric cars.

Chinese Electric Car Maker Dubs Its Top-Secret Tech 'Snowden,' After You-Know-Who

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A small Chinese electric car firm is currently seeking permission to name its new electric car technology ''Snowden''--named for the former U.S. Sometimes, you just can''t make them up. intelligence contractor now in political asylum in Russia, after leaking top-secret mass surveillance details to the press.

Chinese Automakers Bidding For Fisker Automotive: Report

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Chinese companies Geely and Dongfeng are said to be among bidders from "different continents" looking for a controlling stake in troubled automaker Fisker Automotive. Fisker, which has suffered setback after setback over the last few years of its Karma range-extended sedan being on sale, is currently seeking buyers and investors.

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Karma, Faraday plan large Chinese electric-car factories

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China is the world's largest new-car market, and generous government incentives have made it a particularly strong market for vehicles that plug in. To take advantage of that high demand, at least two companies are apparently moving ahead with plans for large factories dedicated to electric cars. This past week, separate reports appeared.

Ford focuses on Chinese expansion

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The Chinese automotive market is now the biggest in the world – and Ford has highlighted its commitment to the country by announcing it will upgrade its entire powertrain portfolio there. It will bring 20 advanced engines and transmissions to support its plans to introduce 15 new vehicles inChinaby 2015. The powertrains will make the [.].

Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

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Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump.

Chinese researchers develop novel aluminum–graphite dual-ion battery

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The battery shows a reversible capacity of ≈100 mAh g −1 and a capacity retention of 88% after 200 charge–discharge cycles. times). Resources. Tang, Y.,

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Nissan CEO Talks Electric Car Sales And Chinese Production

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Carlos Ghosn is a busy man. Capturing

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Chinese carmaker makes double electric car push

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First it announced that it will team up with South Korean conglomerate LS Group t[.]. Latest News Green cars Electric cars

Tesla Model X Spotted, Chinese Smog, Diesel-Hybrid Sales In Europe: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Chinese vehicle sales soar past 20 million with smog worse than ever, Peugeot-Citroën sells its 50,000th diesel-hybrid car in Europe, and a Tesla Model X prototype is spotted on public roads in California. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Updated BYD e6: First Drive Of Chinese Electric Crossover

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Most Chinese carmakers have backed away from plans to attack the U.S. But Chinese maker BYD continues to develop and test the e6 all-electric crossover utility it hopes to sell in the U.S. market, and their hopes of dominating electric cars have slowed. within a couple of years.

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What's Next For Chinese-Owned Battery Maker A123?

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When battery maker A123 Systems went bankrupt, it seemed to be just one in a long line of failed energy startups--albeit one with some high-profile customers. Stalled battery production after A123''s bankruptcy is considered one of the main catalyst''s for Fisker''s litany of struggles, while electric-car enthusiasts wondered what would happen to