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If imitation is the best form of flattery, then Tesla Motors should be pleased when it sees the new electric sedan from Chinese-carmaker Youxia Motors. But it’s doubtful that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, will see the new Youxia X as a compliment. This new sedan goes beyond being a just a battery-electric competitor, with […]

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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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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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After a long period of deliberation and debate, on Wednesday China mandated strict fuel economy standards on its domestic automakers. The rules call for cutting average fuel consumption for passenger cars to 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers (about 34 mpg) by 2015 and to 5.0 liters (47 mpg) by 2020. This new barrier to entry, […]

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