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

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Introducing the Henan Ou Huang Electric Classic Car

January 15, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Henan Ou Huang Electric Classic Car

This is the majestic Henan Ou Huang Electric Classic Car, featuring shiploads of chrome, and endless bonnet, and a Rolls-Royce grille. The Electric Classic Car is a truly gigantic electric car, measuring a full 5.5 meters in length, 1.9 wide, and 1.5 high. The vehicle was designed to look like a 1925-1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom I, one of the most famous Rollers of all time.

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Beijing turns Street Lamps into charging stations for Elecric Cars

January 14, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Beijing turns Street Lamps into charging stations for Elecric Cars

The biggest hurdle facing electric cars in China is the lack of charging stations on public roads. The government is aware of the problem and is looking for creative solutions, like using street poles. Beijing has launched a pilot project to transform street lamps to serve as charging poles for electric cars.

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Spotted in China: Rayttle E28 EV is not a Renault Twizy

January 12, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Spotted in China: Rayttle E28 EV is not a Renault Twizy

An orange Rayttle E28 mini EV, Spotted in China in the capital Beijing by Reader MB4Ever, thank you for the pictures! The Rayttle is a new Chinese two-seat electric vehicle for in the cities, looking an awful lot like a complete clone of the Renault Twizy from France. Just behind the E28, on the right side, stands a yellow Dayang Chock, another electric mini car.

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Spotted in China: the Lichi A01 EV

January 10, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: the Lichi A01 EV

This is the Lichi A01 EV, Spotted in China in the faraway Dongba area in east Beijing. The Lichi A01 is a hip two-seat electric vehicle aimed at a young audience living in the city. It loox kinda wild with super wide wheel arches, a large chromed grille sitting in a black front, sleek headlights just under the windshield, giant mirrors, and sporty six-spoke matte gray alloys.

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Yema T70 EV will hit the Chinese auto market in April

January 5, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Yema T70 EV will hit the Chinese auto market in April

This is the Yema T70 EV, an electric car for China based on the petrol powered Yema T70 SUV. The T70 EV is scheduled for launch on the Chinese car market in April, just one month after the planned launch of the much-delayed T70. Yema says pre-production of the T70 EV has started in a brand new factory in Mianyang in Sichuan Province with a capacity of 120.000 cars a year.

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Geely EC7-EV will hit the Chinese car market in Q1

January 4, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Geely EC7-EV will hit the Chinese car market in Q1

This is the new Geely EC7-EV, and electric car for China based on the Geely Emgrand EC7 sedan. The Emgrand name will be phased out so the EC7-EV will be just a Geely. Grille comes with a funky blue line because blue = green.

The Geely EC7-EV will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first quarter. Price will start around 300.000 yuan before green car subsidies from central and local governments. Subsidies on a vehicle like the EC7-EV can be as much as 90.000 yuan ($14.460) so sticker price at the dealer will be some 210.000 yuan ($33.830).

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Changan Eado EV will launch in China in January 2015

December 29, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Changan Eado EV will launch in China in January 2015

The new Changan Eado EV will be launched on the Chinese EV market in January 2015. The Eado EV is an electric vehicle for China based on the Changan Eado sedan. Price will start around 290.000 yuan before green car subsidies from central and local governments. Subsidies on a vehicle like the Eado EV can be as much as 90.000 yuan ($14.460) so sticker price at the dealer will be some 200.000 yuan ($32.140).

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Officially Official: this is the BYD Tang hybrid SUV for China

December 26, 2014 by Joey Wang

Officially Official: this is the BYD Tang hybrid SUV for China

BYD has released the first photos of the final production version of the BYD Tang hybrid SUV for China. The BYD Tang is based on the petrol-powered BYD S7. The Tang will be launched on the Chinese car market on January 20. Price will start around 300.000 yuan before green-car subsidies, which can be as high as 60.000 yuan for a hybrid, so sticker price at the dealer will hover around the 250.000 yuan ($40.200).

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Levdeo E60 EV will be launched in China in 2015

December 23, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Levdeo E60 EV will be launched in China in 2015

This is the Levdeo E60 EV, a new electric car for China that will be launched on the Chinese electric car market in the third quarter of 2015. The Levdeo E60 EV is manufactured by a company called ‘Levdeo Electric Drive Company’, based in the great city of Weifang in Shandong Province.

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Eye to Eye with the JAC iEV5 EV in China

December 22, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Eye to Eye with the JAC iEV5 EV in China

This is the JAC iEV5, a new electric car for China, seen here on a high tech exhibition in Shenzhen in Guangdong Province. The JAC iEV5 debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show and will finally launch on the Chinese electric vehicle market in early 2015.

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