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China will be implementing new electrified vehicle initiatives next year, using some of the same strategies that helped California achieve higher-than-average EV sales. The plan, as reported by Reuters, is a two-step approach: require automakers to sell a percentage of electrified vehicles (EVs), while also expanding the available incentives for consumers that buy them. Officials […]

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The congested metropolis of Beijing – which limits when vehicles can be driven – is creating an exemption for electric cars. As the massive capital of China, Beijing struggles with traffic jams and poor air quality. To curb both, in 2008 the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau began limiting when vehicles could be on the road, […]

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Tesla Motors representatives have been in talks with several auto manufacturers in China about a possible new factory, which may help boost sales and profits for the electric carmaker. According to The Want ChinaTimes, Tesla reps have spoken with Lifan Group and Chang’an Automobile Group, both located in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing. Chongqing has […]

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In the “near future,” Volkswagen plans a fleet of more than 20 electrified vehicle models for the Chinese market. As part of Volkswagen’s recent sustainability report, Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann wrote about the different requirements for the Chinese market and how Volkswagen plans to address them. Heizmann, a member of Volkswagen’s group board of management […]

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Complications surrounding charging misconceptions and regional differences have stalled Tesla’s sales in China, leading the company to revamp its approach throughout the region. It wasn’t that long ago that the electric carmaker projected that the Chinese market would match – or even top – sales in the U.S. China “could be as big as the […]

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Citing the desire to curtail air pollution, the Chinese central government has approved subsidies for buyers of electric cars and commercial buses while reducing the incentives for hybrids and plug-in hybrids. If Americans think President Obama’s goal of 1 million EVs and PHEVs on U.S. roads by 2015 is a stretch, and not likely to […]

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