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As various countries and automakers set deadlines to ban fossil fuel powered vehicles, the latest to potentially add its name to the list is the world’s largest car market, China. Assuming it does set a date-certain deadline for the phase-out of vehicles powered by conventional internal combustion engines (ICE), the fast-growing market stands to shift […]

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will be entering China’s growing electric car market through a joint venture alliance with Dongfeng Motor Group Co. Called eGT New Energy Automotive Co., Ltd., the new JV will tap into the full potential presented by each of the three automakers. Donfeng will open the door to what’s expected in China’s “new […]

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Geely, Great Wall, and Guangzhou are all interested in acquiring the mainstream Fiat-Chrysler brands.

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Imagine buying a brand new car from a vending machine. The idea actually isn’t that foreign for Autobahn Motors, which opened a 15-story showroom in Singapore last year. It’s known as the “world’s largest luxury car vending machine,” and shoppers on the ground floor can view cars from a touchscreen display. Autobahn’s vending machine has […]

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More rumors that Apple is working on becoming an automaker, or at least an automotive supplier, have bubbled up thanks to a report out of China. Chinese publication Yicai Global says the tech giant is working in secret with a Chinese battery manufacturer – Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) – on research and development for […]

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Daimler has opened a batter producing facility in Beijing – its first battery plant outside of Germany – in collaboration with joint venture partner BAIC. Lithium-ion batteries produced there will go in electrified vehicles built through their Beijing Benz Automotive Co. joint venture company. The move follows a May 1 signing of their partnership where the […]

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Hitachi and Honda have formalized a deal to develop motors for electric vehicles and hybrids. Plans for the joint venture, which will be called Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems, were announced in February, but the company wasn’t formally established until the third of this month. The new group is based in the Ibaraki Prefecture of […]

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Will China be the leading market for Tesla batteries and electric cars, or its top competitor? A new study by Bloomberg Intelligence reports that Chinese companies are at work on plans to produce more than 120 gigawatt-hours a year by 2021. Demand for lithium-ion batteries is forecasted to radically increase in the next five years […]

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There’s no question that there are lots of plug-in electric vehicles sold in China. That’s because it’s the world’s largest car market, so it makes sense that it’s also the world’s largest market for plug-in electric vehicles. What’s not as obvious is what Chinese consumers want, at least when it comes to EV offerings. SEE […]

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) took another step towards becoming a player in the electric car segment by obtaining approval for a factory in China that could manufacture up to 200,000 vehicles a year. The company’s electric vehicle production license was approved by the Chinese National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) and allows NEVS to officially […]

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