News on green-tech development in the Chinese car industry; electric cars, hybrids, government subsidies and more.

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Beijing Auto Senova EV200 EV launched in China

December 18, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Beijing Auto Senova EV200 EV launched in China

The new Beijing Auto Senova EV200 has been launched on the Chinese auto market. The Senova E200 is an electric vehicle from China based on the Beijing Auto Senova D20 hatchback. Price after green-car subsidies by central and local governments is 136.900 yuan ($26.400), the subsidies on the EV200 total an impressive 90.000 yuan ($14.500).

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Beijing Auto Senova ES210 EV launched in China

December 17, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Beijing Auto Senova ES210 EV launched in China

This is the brand new Beijing Auto Senova ES210 EV for China, an electric vehicle based on the Beijing Auto Senova D70 sedan. Price after all green-car subsidies by central and local governments is 256.900 yuan ($41.485), the subsidies on the ES210 total an impressive 90.000 yuan ($14.500).

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Spy Shots: JMC E100 EV testing in China

December 9, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: JMC E100 EV testing in China

The very first Spy Shots of the JMC E100, a new electric vehicle for China. Slightly surprising because JMC, or the Jiangling Motor Corporation, doesn’t have any previous experience with electric cars. The company is most famous for its co-ownership of the Landwind brand, maker of the infamous Landwind X7 SUV. JMC also has a successful joint venture with Ford and makes sells hardcore-petrol-powered big SUV’s and pickup trucks under its own name.

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Chinese electric automaker is doing the Ford Aston Martin grille Thing

December 7, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Chinese electric automaker is doing the Ford Aston Martin grille Thing

This is the Dojo Pioneer, an electric vehicle from China manufactured by a company called Jiangsu Daojue Industrial Corporation, based in the great city of Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province. The Dojo Pioneer (Kaitazhe, 开拓者) is fitted with a grille nicked from Ford which nicked it from Aston Martin. The front as a whole is nicked from a Ford Fiesta, including the location of the logo and the super sharp headlights.

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Beijing Auto Senova EV200 will hit the Chinese car market on December 12

December 4, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Beijing Auto Senova EV200 will hit the Chinese car market on December 12

This is the new Beijing Auto Senova EV200, an electric vehicle based on the Beijing Auto Senova D20 hatchback. The Senova EV 200 will be launched on the Chinese car market on December 12. Price, after green-car subsidies from central and local governments, will start around 130.000 yuan and end around 160.000 yuan ($21.125 – 26.000). Total subsidy on the EV200 is about 90.000 yuan ($14.600). Note blue grille; blue is the new green.

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Introducing the Henan Xinma Neighborhood Patrol Car

December 4, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Introducting the Henan Xinma Neighborhood Patrol Car

This is the Henan Xinma Neighborhood Patrol Car, seen on the Security China exhibition in Beijing last month. The Neighborhood Patrol car is an electric vehicle developed for police patrol duties in local neighborhoods, compounds, and public parks. A neighborhood police station in China is usually very small, two officers and a dog, and they used to ride bicycles around their block. These days however the coppers have gone all electric.

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Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA5 REV launched on the Chinese auto market

December 3, 2014 by Joey Wang

Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA5 REV launched on the Chinese auto market

The Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA5 REV has been launched on the Chinese auto market. The GA5 REV is a plug-in hybrid based on the petrol powered Trumpchi GA5 sedan. REV stands for Range Extended EV.  Price, after green-car subsidies of central and local governments, starts at 132.800 yuan and ends at 152.800 yuan. The subsidy on the GA5 REV is a massive 66.500 yuan.

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Spy Shots: Haima @3 is an electric M3 for China

December 3, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Haima @3 is an electric M3 for China

This is the new Haima @3 EV in China, an electric car based on the petrol powered Haima M3 sedan. The @3, and that is such a hip name, will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market around the same time.

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Eye to Eye with the Greenwheel Jummer EV in China

December 2, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Eye to Eye with the Greenwheel Jummer EV in China

This is the Greenwheel Jummer EV, a funky electric car from China. We first met the Jummer all the way back in 2010. At the time it was brand new and convertible only. The Jummer is not street legal in China and basically only sold to tourism companies for use within hotel compounds or golf courses. It is however not available anywhere near Beijing so I was very happy to find two examples on the China Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen last week.

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Spy Shots: Haima Aishang EV will launch in China in 2015

December 2, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Haima Aishang EV will launch in China in 2015

This is the new Haima Aishang EV in China, an electric car based on the petrol powered Haima Aishang hatchback. The Aishang EV will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market around the same time.

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