China revises electric-car incentives to reward longer ranges

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It's long been official policy for China that the country's automakers will become the world's highest-volume producer of electric cars. (It China government incentives plug-in cars transportation policyIt also intends to dominate lithium-ion battery cells and photovoltaic solar panels, for the record.) But the government policies and incentives to achieve that goal have often changed over the years. DON'T.

Future Volvo electric car to be built in China

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That proved to be an appropriate stage, as the Chinese-owned maker plans on having the model produced in China. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Finally joining the bandwagon, Swedish manufacturer Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce its first all-electric vehicle to the market in 2019. The announcement was made last week at the 2017 Shanghai auto show.

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China has licensed 9 electric-car plants, more than U.S. has today

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DON'T MISS: Shanghai auto show: China plugs into electric cars in a big way Meanwhile, China—which has a long-term goal. China plug-in cars assembly plantsQuick trivia question: how many plants are there in the United States currently building electric cars? To be generous, we'll allow both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. Any idea? The answer turns out to be four.

2017 36

China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

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China's latest effort to promote electric cars focuses on taxis in its capital city of Beijing. emissions China taxi plug-in cars fleetThe country that is now the world's largest new-car market already offers generous purchase incentives for electric cars bought by individuals. Now the city also plans to replace its entire fleet of gasoline taxis with electric cars. DON'T MISS.

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Audi deepening partnerships with Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent on connected cars in China

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In China, Audi has signed tripartite memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent respectively. The partnerships will be supported through the brand’s strong development capabilities in China. MMI Screen of the Audi A4 L in China.

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Karma gets approval to build electric cars in China

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China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Karma ReveroThe original production run of the Fisker Karma luxury sedan was contracted to Valmet Automotive in Finland. But as the Karma Revero, the car will be built at a new facility in California. Karma, which was created when Chinese auto-parts giant Wanxiang purchased the remains of bankrupt Fisker Automotive, plans to handle production itself. DON'T.

How California and China plan to push for millions of zero-emission vehicles

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Now the Golden State is partnering with China, the world's largest car market, to accelerate that country's zero-emission goals. The state announced a new initiative with China, in which they will work together to accelerate the. China California hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Zero Emission Vehicle state lawsCalifornia has long been the nation's leader in zero-emission vehicles, with initiatives dating more than two decades.

China tweaks electric-car plans to reward success, reduce fraud

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Over the past few years, China's government has aggressively promoted electric cars in the hope that mass adoption will help alleviate the country's infamous air pollution. But China's electric-car policies are now in flux. DON'T MISS: China To. China energy policy plug-in cars transportation policyThe government previously relied on subsidies to encourage sales, a model also used in other countries.

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Audi & FAW sign strategic growth plan for China; focus on electrification and digitalization; 5 more e-tron models

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Audi AG and FAW Group have crafted a strategic growth plan for China. With the Audi A6 L e-tron as first locally produced plug-in hybrid and the Q7 e-tron as an import model, Audi will sell two electrified full-size models in China from this year on.

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GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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GKN Driveline’s Chinese Joint Venture partner SDS has commenced production of its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system for small- to medium-sized vehicles in China. The move marks another milestone in the growth of GKN’s AWD business in China.

2017 46

China will have lots of electric cars, but no maker knows what market wants

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China is not only the world's largest single car market, but the market in which the greatest number of plug-in electric cars are sold. But the country's government has plans to increase the number of electric cars on its roads dramatically, to curtail noxious exhaust emissions and move China to the forefront of the world's automotive industry. China government incentives

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Volkswagen and JAC launch new JV for electric cars for mass market in China; 1st vehicle in 2018

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The new partnership is a further milestone in our electric offensive in China. Just as we have played a key role in shaping mobility together with our partners in China over the past 30 years or more, we want to play our part in shaping the mobility of the future: electric, fully networked and in line with the needs of our customers. 11 brands of the Volkswagen Group are represented in China. China Electric (Battery

2017 35

Shanghai auto show roundup: China plugs into electric cars in a big way

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China has long aimed to be the global leader in battery cells, solar power, and electric vehicles. China Shanghai Auto Show plug-in carsBut with more carrots and stronger sticks, electric-car sales started to rise in the country a couple of years ago. With close to a fifth of the world’s population starting to consider cars powered by electricity, manufacturers are now focusing.

2017 29

China's five-year budget for renewable energy: $360 billion

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But China has placed more emphasis on renewable power in its latest five-year economic plan. China energy policy renewable energy Investment Donald TrumpDespite a recent downturn, the Chinese government is moving full-speed ahead to invest heavily in renewable energy. The country's national regulators have already promoted renewable energy as a possible cure for the country's notoriously-bad air pollution.

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Very cheap, low-range electric cars key for China, India: Nissan CEO Ghosn

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Discussing plans for India and China. China India Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Renault-NissanCarlos Ghosn, who runs automakers Nissan and Renault, is one of the few auto executives who'll regularly take questions from a roomful of more than 100 journalists. At last week's New York Auto Show, many of the questions concerned plans by the Renault Nissan Alliance for more and higher-volume electric cars.

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China axes 103 coal-fired power plants, citing smog, overcapacity

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During negotiations for the Paris Climate Treaty signed last fall, a major concern among critics was whether the carbon emissions of China's sprawling and inefficient energy sector could be reined in. With China, the U.S., emissions China global warming greenhouse gas climate change electric utilities air pollution

Is China more important to the future of electric cars than the U.S.? Poll results

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Similarly, in advanced automotive technology, a case can be made that China is more important than the U.S. DON'T MISS: Shanghai auto show roundup: China. China plug-in cars PollsMany U.S. car buyers still aren't aware that the Chinese market surpassed North America in volume and importance fully a decade ago. Nowhere is that more evident than in plug-in electric cars.

Charging A Tesla In China: One Owner's Creative, Dangerous Hookup

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It has not been easy going in China thus far for electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Green Charging station China Tesla Motors charging infrastructure plug-in cars Among the many challenges of selling its cars in that country are a lack of public-charging infrastructure and a Chinese charging standard that differs from any other standard in the world. Even more challenging, far more affluent Chinese citizens live in apartment.

China has a plan for all its electric-car startups; they may not like it

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They are intended not only to help fight the choking air pollution in many parts of the country, but also give China's auto industry an edge in future decades. China plug-in cars regulation New Energy VehicleIt has been an official goal of the Chinese government to encourage the development and sale of plug-in electric cars for several years now.

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches new Vito in China; unveiling electric van of future this week

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Mercedes-Benz Vans launched its new mid-size van—the Vito—at the Chengdu Motor Show in China on Friday. With the launch of the new Vito in China, we completed the roll-out of our highly successful mid-size segment in this growing market.

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Youxia Electric Tesla Clone From China: So Bad It Makes Us Laugh

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DON'T MISS: China's Tesla-Beater. Green China Television plug-in carsChinese carmakers have acquired a reputation for making blatantly obvious copies of existing designs from other countries. The results are usually worth a few chuckles--provided you don't work for the car company whose vehicle has been plagiarized. Now, it seems the Tesla Model S is the latest victim of that trend.

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China Emission Standards: So Tough Honda Will Have All Hybrids By 2025

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China is the world's largest market for new cars, and it also has some of the world's worst air pollution. Green China Fuel Economy Future Cars emissionsCities have had to limit new-car sales and restrict car use to combat rampant pollution, while the government is aggressively promoting electric cars as a solution to the problem. But one carmaker believes that in a decade, Chinese emissions.

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China to loosen electric-car rules for foreign makers, because they didn't work

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China Politics plug-in cars regulation New Energy VehicleIt has long been official Chinese government industrial policy to dominate the world's production of lithium-ion battery cells and to establish a commanding electric-car industry. This would not only position the country in crucial industries of the future but give it a way to start attacking the choking smog in its cities that affects public.

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How likely is it China will outpace the U.S. in electric-car adoption? Poll results

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China is the biggest new-car market in the world, and has been since 2010. China incentives plug-in cars transportation policy legislation PollsThe world's largest country also has some of the smoggiest cities on the planet, and that's a source of increasing public agitation. So at national, state, and local levels, a variety of Chinese government entities are using carrots and sticks to encourage the sale of more.

2017 25

VW Group plans 8 plug-in electric cars for China

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According to a news report, China—for several years, the. China Future Cars VW plug-in carsAs it works to recover from its diesel emission scandal, the Volkswagen Group is rapidly embracing electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric cars per year, and plans to launch 30 different electric models across multiple brands in the coming years.

2017 23

SAIC-GM-Wuling launches its first EV; Buick Regal hybrid available in China

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In China, SAIC-GM-Wuling officially launched the Baojun E100, the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle. Separately, Buick brought to market the all-new Regal for China. It can travel up to 155 km (96 miles) on a single charge making it suitable for many urban daily commutes in China.

2017 17

First China-built Volvo S90 sedans arrive in Europe via rail link

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Volvo Cars has become the first automaker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by train via China’s new “One Belt, One Road” trade initiative. The cars have been transported to Belgium via the recently opened, China-Europe railway link.

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NEVS gets production nod for electric-car plant in China

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China plug-in cars New Energy Vehicle NEVSSince it bought the assets of bankrupt automaker Saab in 2012, Chinese-backed consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has been working toward mass production of electric cars. But despite ambitious plans for a multi-model lineup of electric cars, the company has made relatively little apparent progress toward that goal. While it is.

China to issue special green plates for electric cars to enforce preferential treatment

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Thanks to aggressive government promotion, electric cars in China get not only purchase incentives, but also other types of incentives in many cases. China energy policy plug-in cars regulation transportation policyIn certain cities, they aren't subject to restrictions placed on internal-combustion cars that limit how many can be registered, and when they can be driven. But those rules are only enforceable if.

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Audi starts 7-speed transmission production in China

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Together with Volkswagen Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ), Audi is inaugurating a new transmission plant in the northern China harbor city of Tianjin. With our first local transmission plant, we have brought another key Audi competence to China. —Joachim Wedler, President of Audi China. The new generation of the premium mid-size sedan will be launched in China in September and features the lowest CO 2 emissions in its segment.

2016 35

China's BYD built more plug-in cars than any other maker last year

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China sales Plug-In Hybrids BYD New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Time for a quick quiz: which carmaker sold more plug-in electric vehicles last year—both battery electrics and plug-in hybrids—than any other? If you're a reader in North America or Europe who managed to miss our headline, odds are you may answer "Tesla" or "Nissan," based on media coverage of those two companies' achievements.

2017 30

China To Force Toyota To Build Electric Cars It Loathes

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China plug-in cars Prius Plug-in Hybrid Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) RAV4 EV compliance carToyota has been more than abundantly clear in its belief that the best approach to reducing fuel consumption and offering zero-emission vehicles lies in a combination of its present-day hybrids and future hydrogen fuel-cell cars. It no longer sells the RAV4 EV electric SUV whose powertrain was developed by then-partner Tesla Motors. And sales of.

2015 39

China happy to become world's climate-change leader if U.S. lags

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China government energy policy climate change transportation policy Donald TrumpUnder the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. joined the rest of the world and took a leading role in global efforts to avert irreversible climate change. But that seems unlikely to continue under the Trump administration, which has nominated climate-science deniers to numerous key positions. Just yesterday, the head of Trump's EPA.

NEVS Cuts Deal For Sale Of 150,000 Electric Saabs In China

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China Sweden plug-in cars New Energy VehicleSaab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has only managed to produce a handful of cars since taking over the Swedish automaker in 2012. But the Chinese-backed company now claims it will launch five electric-car models by 2018. And we have an idea of where it will get the funding to put that ambitious plan into action. NEVS recently.

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China accelerates tougher vehicle emission standards, starting sooner

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China is known for having some of the worst air pollution in the world, due in part to years of lax emission regulations covering factories as well as vehicles in the world's largest new-car market. But China is about to implement much tougher emissions standards—and sooner than carmakers expected. emissions China energy policy Fuel Economy transportation policy

Production of BYD-Daimler DENZA EV begins in China

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DENZA, the “made in China, for China” electric vehicle from Daimler’s technology joint venture with its Chinese partner BYD ( earlier post ), has started rolling off production line at Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Energy consumption on the China cycle is 17.2

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Cue Kandi Store Jokes: Small Electric Car Goes On Sale In China

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Kandi Technologies Group operates a car-sharing service in China that dispenses electric cars from vending machines. Amid booming electric-car sales in China, Kandi will reportedly move beyond simply renting its small electric. China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars New Energy Vehicle But now it plans to move into retail sales. So it looks like the Kandi Machine will soon be followed by the Kandi Store.

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China Alone Now Burns Half The World's Coal, New Data Reveals

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China now burns half of the world's coal, according to newly-released data that appears to correct previous government estimates. This latest data shows that China has been burning up to 17 percent more coal annually than its government previously reported. That means China may have also released almost a billion more tons of carbon dioxide into. emissions China energy policy climate change energy air pollution

2015 31

Ballard signs $25M deal with Broad-Ocean for manufacture & sales of 30 and 85 kW fuel cell systems in China

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Broad-Ocean) for the assembly and sale of FCveloCity 30 kW and 85 kW fuel cell systems in China. Under the deal, Broad-Ocean will manufacture fuel cell modules in three strategic regions in China, including Shanghai. Our strategic partnership with Broad-Ocean is a central piece in our China strategy, premised on the establishment of a comprehensive local fuel cell supply chain and related ecosystem to address the fast-growing clean energy bus and commercial vehicle markets.

2017 30

Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service signs up 78,000 China users in 2 months

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Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service recently expanded to China, and it's already proving very popular there. China Daimler Car Sharing car2goCar2Go has steadily grown to serve 29 North American and European cities over the past five years, and it just added the Chinese city of Chongqing to its network. After operating there for less than two months, Car2Go already has more than.