Published on December 12, 2013 by Joey Wang
The new BMW i3, seen here on spy shots testing in China, will be launched on the Chinese car market later this month. It will be very expensive. Price in China will start around 600.000 yuan or 98.000 US dollar. Pre-sale price in the United States start around 45.000 US dollar. It is hard to see why there is such a gap. Import taxes on electric cars are very low and there are no other hidden taxes for EV’s. Does BMW want to make a few extra bucks in China, selling the hyped i3 for too much money to eager Chinese car buyers? It certainly seems so…
Published on December 1, 2013 by Joey Wang
Spy shots showing the upcoming Great Wall C20R EV testing in China. The Great Wall C20R EV is an electric vehicle based on the Great Wall C20R hatchback. The C20R EV will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show and it will be launched on the China car market in the second half of 2014.
Published on October 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the brand new Zinoro 1E, a full-electric car based on the BMW X1. Zinoro, Zhinuo in Chinese, is a sub brand of the Brilliance-BMW joint venture focused on building electric cars and the 1E is their first baby. Debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in late November, and it will be launched on the China car market in the first half of 2014 for about 400.000 yuan (65.000 USD) without subsidies.
Published on September 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Great Wall has applied for patent on the production version of the Kulla EV concept that debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. Chinese media say that Great Wall has decided to build the Kulla, with production expected to start sometime late next year.
Published on August 26, 2013 by Joey Wang
Spy shots showing the upcoming Volkswagen Lavida Blue Motion, the extra clean & green variant of the China-only Volkswagen Lavida sedan. The Blue Motion comes with low resistance tires, an extra streamlined grille, a start-stop system, and the 1.4 liter TSI petrol engine which is also available in the base Lavida.
Published on August 22, 2013 by W.E. Ning
This is the new BYD T3 electric transport van, it will be launched on the China car market sometime next year. The T3 is based on the BYD e6 and designed to transport small-sized goods within city limits, maximum load is 600kg. A car like the T3 makes a lot of sense for green & clean, as most urban transport is now being done by minivans with stinky overcharged engines.
Published on August 3, 2013 by Joey Wang
The very first spy shots of the Chang’an Eado Hyrbid, it will be launched on the China car market in 2014. The hybrid will be a PHEV, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Details on the power train are scarce at the moment but we know that the gasoline engine is a 1.5 liter four-cylinder with 112hp. Read more »
Published on August 3, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The Beijing Auto B-Series BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) will hit the China car market in the second half of 2014, debut of the production version will be at the Beijing Auto Show in April 2014. The E-Series BEV will be powered by a electric motor with 30hp, good for a 125km/h top speed.
The vehicle seems to be an all-Chinese affair. The engine is made by Ocean Motor New Power Technology and the battery by Beijing Pride Power Technology. No word yet on price but bet it won’t be cheap, even with subsidies taken into account. The Beijing Auto E-Series hatchback was launched in March 2012 and the sedan joined the line in May.
Published on July 31, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The BMW i3 debuted in Beijing last night, with simultaneous events in New York and London, underscoring the importance of the Chinese market for BMW. The BMW i3 will be launched on the China car market in the first half of 2014.
Published on July 14, 2013 by Joey Wang
The new Chery QQ was launched on the Chinese car market in March, but the old QQ3 Sport is still in production. New spy shots are showing an electric vehicle based on the QQ3 Sport, called the ‘QQ3 EV’.