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China will be allowing foreign automakers like Tesla to build vehicles without having to partner with local companies. Under new rules, foreign automakers would be allowed to establish their own wholly owned electric vehicle company in China’s free-trade zones, according to auto executives briefed on the matter. That would be a major shift for a […]

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Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand will reportedly offer all of its vehicles in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric versions by 2022. The plan could be laid out soon – on Oct. 3 – when Ford’s CEO Jim Hackett makes a presentation to investors. Three sources familiar with the planning shared details with Reuters, as pressure mounts […]

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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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Chinese electric carmaker BYD is feeling the pinch from the national government scaling back on generous subsidies. The company, backed in part by Berkshire Hathaway investor Warren Buffet, anticipates net profits will drop up to 25 percent for the first nine months due to China’s cutting down its “new energy vehicle” subsidies for manufacturers and […]

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Ford Motor Co. is deepening its presence in China’s “new energy vehicle” landscape through a joint venture manufacturing deal with a Chinese electric carmaker. The U.S. automaker today signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of all-electric vehicles. The two companies will delve into the development, manufacturing, marketing, and […]

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Toyota may be ready to plunge into China’s “new energy vehicle” electric car market as early as 2019. While the company wouldn’t confirm the plan as reported by Reuters, a Toyota spokesman on Friday confirmed that electric vehicles will be introduced to that market. “We are going to introduce EVs in China with a few […]

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Automaker industry groups are urging China to ease up on quotas for selling plug-in electrified and fuel cell vehicles under the national government’s proposed and pressing timetable. A letter from four trade groups, dated June 18 and viewed and reported today by Reuters, protests a major shift in the country’s new energy vehicles policy. The […]

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A new forecast by U.S. consulting firm AlixPartners projects 49 new plug-in electrified vehicle models will come to the Chinese market in the next three years. This will be nearly half of 103 new PEV models to eventually reach the market, according to the study. China wants to have nearly two-thirds of global production capacity […]

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California Governor Jerry Brown and Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols met with Chinese auto and battery makers Wednesday in Beijing to support bringing more zero emission cars, trucks, and buses to their roads. Representatives from  BYD, Beijing Auto Group, Great Wall, Geely, Dongfeng Xiao Kang, Yangtze Motors, and a half dozen other vehicle manufacturers […]

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Major automakers tend to agree that China is the most important global market for plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), but their concern has been rising over market demand and future government policies. Future government subsidies and regulations are in question. China’s “new energy vehicle” campaign has been a major driver in the country becoming the world’s […]

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