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To keep the Mercedes-Benz sales momemtum growing in China, parent Daimler could manufacture electric cars and batteries locally, according to the company’s marketing head Hubertus Troska. Since the beginning of 2016, Mercedes cars have carved a 28-percent sales increase in China after refreshing designs that gave a sportier appearance along with an upmarket feel that […]

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Going against irony and long odds, there are presently at least eight startup companies trying to secure ground-floor footing within the nascent U.S. plug-in car market. If not immediately obvious, that’s a lot of companies who’ve decided to reach for what could be but a needle-in-a-haystack opportunity against now-waking-up incumbent automakers flush with cash and […]

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Chinese technology company LeEco’s planned U.S. introduction of its LeSee Pro self-driving car in San Francisco yesterday didn’t go exactly as intended. Instead of the car making its way down a long runway through a cloud, LeEco founder, Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, came running through the mist and told the gathered media throng his LeSee […]

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Chinese automaker Geely has officially introduced its new brand, Lynk & Co. The company, which also owns Volvo, says that Lynk & Co will focus on connectivity, launching with an open API, sharing services and the first dedicated app store for cars. To preview what Lynk & Co intends to bring to market, the brand […]

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The Chinese government has issued a permit to automotive design contractor CH-Auto Technology to build 50,000 electric vehicles per year, the third startup automaker to gain approval under a new licensing system. Under a plan to switch from conventional powered vehicles to battery electric cars, China has opened up production to non-automakers, including technology companies,with […]

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Among the nations of the world, the 522,519 cumulative plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) sold in the U.S. makes it the world’s number one market – and China with 521,649 through September is now technically tied. Both countries for now are behind Europe by a bit less than 50,000 units, and their essential tie is because […]

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China’s government had called upon automakers to fast track self-driving cars with a goal to perhaps overtake the U.S. and Europe’s implementation of the technology. Now the country’s auto-industry regulator has put up a road block, at least temporarily. The Ministry of Industry and Information is well underway towards implementing autonomous vehicle regulations, but the ministry’s […]

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The Mexican government is preparing to tighten vehicle emissions testing starting in July to tackle decreasing air quality. Mexico City has seen its worst days of severe air pollution in years, and emissions testing is being seen as a solution to potential failures seen recently in restricted driving rules. Critics assert that the government’s “day-without-a-car” […]

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China has reported that by March it had exceeded a half-million plug-in electrified vehicles sold, and if things go to plan, the world has seen almost nothing yet. In what is now the largest conventional car and plug-in car market, Chinese authorities have since 2012 had a goal that Tesla could approve of to sell […]

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Tesla’s vice president of Asia-Pacific Ren Yuxiang told the South China Post that China is the second-largest market for Tesla Model 3 reservations. It’s not clear which country is the largest market for Tesla Model 3 reservations since the company began last month, but it’s almost certainly the U.S. SEE ALSO: Tesla Model 3 Conjectured […]

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