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. Now, Tesla says it

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. electric-vehicle companies than they. China plug-in cars Smith Electric Vehicles Wheego Electric Cars Investment

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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. But China is still reportedly falling behind previously-set. China plug-in cars transportation policy New Energy Vehicle

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. DON'T MISS: Who Sold. China BYD plug-in cars BYD Qin

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UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

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Green BYD BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chicago China Chinese Uber fleet plug-in cars 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 electric cars for use by UberX drivers in Chicago.

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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 Who says electric cars aren''t working in China?

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. DON'T MISS: China Built 25,000. China Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

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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. China plug-in cars BMW i

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. RELATED: China Puts Teeth Into Gas-Mileage Rules, Will ''Punish'' Makers Who Don''t Comply Wearing a name as

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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. I’ll burn as much cash as it takes to succeed," Wanxiang

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Nio Eve concept is yet another Chinese luxury electric SUV, this one autonomous

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Chinese startup NextEV is the latest company attempting to replicate the success of Tesla with a long-range electric car. NextEV launched its Nio brand last year in dramatic fashion with the EP9—a 1,360-horsepower electric supercar. At the time, the company noted it was developing a model that would be at least a bit more relevant to the. China plug-in cars NextEV Nio

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. ABB will create other types of DC chargers using the Chinese GB standard and localize production in Shenzhen.

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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. million for the company, or six times the price of $25 million first offered by unsuccessful bidder

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. Smart used just such a building to store its vehicles at Smart dealerships all around Europe when the vehicle was first released.

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. China plug-in cars Startups NextEV Nio

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. China Car Sharing Tesla Motors plug-in cars Startups

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. China Tesla Motors plug-in cars hackers software update

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. DON'T MISS. China General Motors Plug-In Hybrids BYD plug-in cars

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. According to China Daily, the Beijing Automotive group (BAIC) visited

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. Europe China Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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. Once the car’s battery has been discharged to a predetermined level, the fuel cell automatically kicks in.

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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. Green BYD China New Energy Vehicle New car sales plug-in cars sales

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. For plug-in car adoption to grow, most observers feel there must be plenty of public charging available to boost confidence--whether or not it actually gets used.

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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. That appears to be changing, as production of electric cars and

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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. China TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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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. DON'T MISS: How much do electric cars really pollute, even. China mass transit Buses


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. DON'T MISS: Who Sold. China plug-in cars Startups

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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. Officially known as the Transit Elevated Bus, or TEB-1, it carried its first passengers on a stretch of street in the city of Qinhuangdao. China mass transit Buses

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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. In a shameless but amusing attempt to ride

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 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. Bloomberg reports

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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 [.]. Ford Green cars Latest news advanced powertrains China direct injection ecoboost Ford China powertrain technology turbocharging

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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. Manufacturing China plug-in cars Faraday Future Karma Revero

Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may block the purchase of the Chinese company''s buses, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports (via ChargedEVs). Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump.

Nissan CEO Talks Electric Car Sales And Chinese Production

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Carlos Ghosn is a busy man. In charge of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, his remit includes the diverse product lines of each company and most recently, each carmaker's electric vehicle range, too.

Chinese carmaker makes double electric car push

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China is not just the largest automotive market in the world - it''s also become a hotbed for electric car innovation with Dongfeng Motor Group outlining its commitment to the technology with a double header this week.

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Chinese researchers develop novel aluminum–graphite dual-ion battery

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A team from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a novel, environmentally friendly low-cost battery.

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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. A 2015 Tesla Model X prototype posted to Instagram while testing on

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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. Now, we've had the chance to take a brief drive in the latest

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