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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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Volvo has presented its autonomous driving vehicle technology in China Friday March 27. Volvo Car Group’s aim is to put self-driving cars in the hands of real customers by 2017 and it is this technology which was demonstrated to media and decision makers in the Chinese capital, Beijing. Volvo Cars recently presented a complete system […]

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According to an official statement released recently, the Shenzhen city government plans to contribute up to $800 million (5 billion yuan) to stimulate increased green vehicles sales. The Shenzhen government plans to use the fund to increase green energy infrastructure throughout the city. By creating charging stations and financially assisting purchasers of green vehicles Shenzhen hopes to […]

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Adding to news of Tesla’s teething problems as it attempts to proffer its Model S in China’s EV-friendly, but unique market, insiders report hundreds if not up to over 2,000 cars sit unsold as Tesla continues to try to find its way. Company head Elon Musk has been reported as tough on employees, possibly less […]

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Tesla sales in China last month were far below targeted numbers, and an internal email indicates that CEO Elon Musk is ready to fire managers to fix the problems. In a recent webcast, however, Musk said issues in China are overblown and he expects strong sales to return by the end of 2015. The latest […]

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Tesla, who has continually confounded critics over its stock price, managed to set a new record after it closed at $284.05 a share yesterday, a 5.3 percent increase from its previous high on August 28. Several factors were at play here, including a recent deal struck with China Unicom — the second-largest mobile phone company […]

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BYD Company Ltd. announced it has received a record-setting order for its EV buses and EV Taxis. The city of Hangzhou is a place commonly referred to as one of China’s most beautiful cities. In response to China’s deteriorating air quality and ecological environment, BYD said Hangzhou’s leadership has taken a serious stance on combating […]

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We knew a Range Rover Hybrid was coming, we just didn’t know when and where first. As things turned out, Land Rover debuted of the Range Rover Hybrid Long Wheelbase at the Beijing motor show. Land Rover stated the derivative brings together two of the most recent innovations in the Range Rover line-up in a […]

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