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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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Volvo will be rolling out what it says is the largest project of its kind in China – 100 self-driving cars as part of its Drive Me experimental program. This test project follows the Swedish automaker’s plan of testing 100 self-driving cars in the streets of its hometown, Gothenburg. In China, the test project won’t […]

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Chinese investors are increasingly placing bets on American companies that produce electric vehicles. A core reason behind this is the Chinese government’s increased incentivizing of companies encouraging them to develop and sell more EVs. Given the large size of the Chinese market, that means there are a lot of opportunities to sell EVs in China. […]

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Say hello to China’s first supercar concept. Well, it’s actually two concepts, with one version geared towards track use and the other looking like a formidable street car. Both of them come from Techrules, a new Chinese R&D business that has developed what it calls Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) technology. The company wants TREV to […]

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A charging station newly opened in one of China’s biggest cities is capable of rapidly recharging 30 electric buses, all at the same time. “Each new bus takes only 10-15 minutes to complete recharging the battery,” said a representative with the charging station. “Charging each bus takes place 2-3 times per day, during driver breaks, […]

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As part of a countrywide initiative to promote more fuel-efficient transportation, China announced that it will stop charging annual taxes for some low- and zero-emission vehicles. The fee is part of China’s 2012 Vehicle and Vessel Tax (VVT). In addition to taxes for motorcycles, ships and commercial vehicles, the measure set an annual charge for […]

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Expanding its manufacturing operations in China, Johnson Controls is beginning production of advanced lead-acid batteries for start-stop vehicles. “We’re excited to announce the delivery of our first batch of locally-manufactured batteries to power start-stop vehicles for local and global automakers in China,” said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Power Solutions China. […]

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), announced earlier this week the upcoming availability of its new plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the Asian marketplace, to be named Energy. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., EDI describes itself as a global leader in advanced zero emissions, high-efficiency hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions provider. The vehicle is a full-size Chinese […]

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