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General Motors’ China operations will have access to its entire portfolio of electrified tech solutions to begin turning out domestic and “global” green cars over the next five years. China is the world’s largest car market and GM’s largest as well, accounting for over a third of its business. The company said last month that […]

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With regards to newly revealed electrified vehicles, has 2015 been General Motors’ year to shine? Since January the Detroit-based automaker has revealed four new electrified benchmarks – one a second-generation 50-mile range extended-range EV, one a mainstream 200-mile pure EV, another an all-new 47 mpg hybrid, another a luxury over 30-mile range plug-in hybrid. Each […]

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The shape of things to come for top-of-the-range Volkswagen products has been shown in Shanghai with the unveiling of the C Coupé GTE plug-in hybrid concept. A four-door concept car designed with the Chinese market in mind, this “coupe” is powered by what VW calls an innovative plug-in hybrid drive system. The plug-in hybrid system […]

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At a media roundtable today in Shanghai, GM fielded questions as to whether it might begin local production of its Chevrolet Volt for the EV-hungry Chinese market. “Electrification is a part of the strategy” for China, said CEO Mary Barra evading a direct answer but with a response that did not explicitly say no either. […]

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Chinese Geely Automobile Group and American Detroit Electric Inc. have announced at the Shanghai Motor Show that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to co-develop pure electric vehicles and related electric drive systems for the Chinese market. The first model of pure electric vehicles is expected to go on sale under Geely’s […]

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GreenTech Automotive, an American manufacturer of all-electric vehicles, and JAC Motors, a leading Chinese automotive manufacturer, announced during the Shanghai auto show a strategic partnership that will include the development of a five-passenger, all-electric sedan to be assembled in the United States. Both companies said the sedan will combine JAC’s Rejoice vehicle platform with GreenTech […]

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Porsche celebrated the world premiere of the 2014 Panamera April 22 at Auto Shanghai. As expected, the centerpiece of the show for Porsche is the appearance of the new Panamera S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid offering from the German automaker. Also making their debut are two luxurious Executive versions for the Panamera 4S and […]

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Detroit Electric’s new high-performance electric sports car, the SP:01, received its global public reveal at the Shanghai Motor Show on April 20. A limited-edition, two-seat pure-electric sports car, the SP:01 is said by the company to set a new benchmark for performance and handling in the electric vehicle (EV) segment. The Shanghai event is the […]

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Qoros will make its debut in China with its first production car – the Qoros 3 Sedan – and two concept studies at the 15th Shanghai International Auto Show on April 20. The China debut for Qoros comes a few weeks after its global premiere at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show. The company said […]

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The Auto Shanghai 2013 auto show is a couple of weeks away and Nissan looks forward to the global unveiling of its new concept car, named Friend-ME. To be unveiled on April 20, the Friend-ME concept is, according to Nissan, designed for the vibrant, young generation in China, one of most exciting segments in the […]

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