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Expect to see greener Volkswagen, SAIC and FAW vehicles on Chinese roads in the future. The Volkswagen Group announced March 31 it will be cooperating more closely with its Chinese joint venture partners SAIC Motor Co. and First Automotive Works (FAW) Group in the field of forward-looking technologies. Joint declarations to that effect were signed […]

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Actually, a giant new car dispenser in eastern China’s city of Hangzhou is an automated garage for 120 Kandi-brand EVs, but it essentially functions like a vending machine serving up these rental cars for only $3.25 per hour. The name of the NASDAQ listed start-up car company – “Kandi Technologies Group” – and the similarity […]

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The new smart fortwo electric drive is now available in Chinese dealerships. The smart brand celebrated this market launch at the Guangzhou Motor Show, where the all-electric city vehicle was presented to the Chinese public. “Our smart electric drive was one of the first all-electric cars and is the clear market leader in Germany,” said […]

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Ford’s Focus retains for the first half of 2013 the title of the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world, after being crowned so for 2012. In addition, the Focus’ small brother, the Fiesta, ranks as the fourth best-selling vehicle – making Ford the only brand to have two nameplates among the global top five best-sellers, […]

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Audi’s e-tron race cars have been successful in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) to the point of claiming the manufacturer championship after six of eight races. This R18 e-tron quattro success was achieved in Japan by Audi Sport Team Joest in odd circumstances: heavy rain at Fuji meant that not a single lap could […]

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Actually, the advanced battery company that was originated in Massachusetts and acquired this year after failure and a politicized tussle over who would gain control is emphasizing its continuity, and yesterday A123 Systems LLC announced bright forward-looking statements. Following its purchase in January by the Wanxiang Group, the company has named members to its Livonia, […]

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Following a path remarkably similar to Tesla, the revived Detroit Electric intends to pick up where its namesake left off, but its first electric car will be delayed a month. Production of the SP:01 based on a Lotus Elise and expected to sell for $135,000, for a total of 999 units, was due to begin […]

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Vice Mayor Ms. Cheng Hong officially welcomed June 3 the FIA Formula E Championship to Beijing as one of the 10 global cities to host the new fully-electric racing series, beginning in 2014. In front of more than 400 guests and selected media, the agreement was signed during the closing ceremony of the China International […]

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China has been pushing the production and adoption of electric vehicles and is set to continue doing so. By 2012, 25 pilot cities had promoted 27,432 new energy vehicles totally within two years after the subsidy policy was implemented, including 23,032 ones used in public services and 4,400 ones bought by individuals. In March, 2013, […]

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Mercedes-Benz’s smart fortwo electric drive has been given the green light for distribution and commercialization in China. The Stuttgart-based company will soon be bringing fully electric motoring to China, its third-largest market, where the smart fortwo electric drive will be available before the year is out. This means that smart will be the first European […]

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