China Car Sales Likely Hit New Record in April

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Bolstered by government stimulus plans, sales of autos in China likely reached a record high of 1.15 Assuming the CAAM figures are borne out by official data, April would be the fifth straight month of growth for the industry. China unveiled a support package for the auto industry early this year, cutting purchase taxes for cars with small engine capacities and providing subsidies to rural purchasers. People’s Daily.

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China Forecast to Produce 12M Vehicles This year

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Chinese domestic auto makers were expected to produce and sell more than 8 million units of vehicles in first eight months this year respectively, said Chen Bin, director of the Department of Industry under the NDRC. percent from a year earlier, the fifth month in a row that saw auto sales exceed one million units, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. People’s Daily.

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Greenius Is Fired Up Over Obama’s Green Economic Recovery Bill!

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Tax Incentives to Spur Energy Savings and Green Jobs. And for those of us who believe that the future of the auto industry involves a plug and a battery - Plug In America just released their press release with the following headline: Plug In America Hails Plug-in Electric Car Aid in Stimulus Bill. Consumers to Benefit from Tax Relief, More Green Jobs. The coal industry is about to get what’s coming to them and not a moment too soon.

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Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power announces $125M in new financing; focus on and support from China

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Additionally, through its stimulus programs and local industrial policies, the Chinese government is providing a range of grants, low-interest loans and related financial and tax incentives. CEO, Protean Electric and a 32-year auto industry veteran responsible for the development and production of the GM EV-1. Boston-Power, Inc.,

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Can Electric Vehicles Speed Up As The Economy Slows Down?

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In order to envision what may lie ahead, it’s key to understand how the EV industry was evolving up until the novel Coronavirus outbreak. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the world as we know it and the automotive industry is no exception.

China on track for 12million vehicles

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A report in the People’s Daily quotes Chen Bin, director of the Department of Industry under the NDRC, as stating that Chinese car manufacturers were originally expected to produce and sell more than eight million units of vehicles in the first eight months of the year. This has been prompted by the government’s stimulus plan for the auto industry which has boosted domestic demand and ensured industry growth.

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Grant Thornton LLP Warns of Potential Collapse of Automotive Supply Chain

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Grant Thornton LLP is the US member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Suppliers struggled to make money when industry volumes were almost double what they are today, and the consolidation that has occurred has been happening mostly among smaller companies at the lower tiers. Meanwhile, adding further downside pressure is that banks in many cases are working to reduce their exposure to the auto industry.

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The electric car and grid parity - OregonLive.com

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The state of Michigan, which has seen its economy decimated by the collapse of the gas-powered auto industry, is pouring incentives into the alt-car market. It has awarded tax credits worth about $100 million to each of four manufacturers of electric-hybrid car batteries.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa. V2G helps solve the major problem that demand for electricity is high during the day when everything from industrial plants to air conditioning is running full blast and then excess electricity is wasted at night. Recent announcements demonstrate that electric utilities and some auto makers want to make V2G a reality.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

’s expertise on the auto industry in general, we are concerned that in its understanding of future pathways, it offers a flawed analysis and predictions based on business-as-usual,&# notes a posting on the California Car Initiative’s Web site. Bob Lutz’s Latest Volt Test Drive Sprinting for Green Stimulus Dollars New Subsidies for Electric Cars in Britain Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You G.M.

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