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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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