Last year China’s TechRules surprised the Geneva Motor Show with the GT96 TREV supercar. TREV stands for Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle, combining an electric motor with a turbine. This year the company will be back with two cars: an extreme racy concept as seen on the first photo and… the production version of the GT96.
Another new electric car for China: this is the Chery Tiggo 3X EV, complete with some blue in the headlights and a blue line in the grille. Blue is the color of green cars in China.
The Tiggo 3X EV is based on the Tiggo 3X. It seems as if the suspension of the EV was jacked up a bit, looking weird. First I thought the tires were smaller but they are 205/55R16 on both the 3X EV and the 3X.
Another new electric car for China: this is the Changhe Beidouxing X5E, complete with some blue in the headlights and a blue line around the grille. Blue is the color of green cars in China. The charging cap is handily located in the front fender. The Beidouxing X5E will hit the market sometime in H2.
This is the production version of the Guangzhou AutoGE3, an electric crossover SUV for China. It debuted in semi-concept form on the Detroit Auto Show in January. The production car will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April followed by a market launch in China in early H2. The GE3 is also a serious candidate for export to the United States alongside the GS7 and GS8 SUVs.
This is the production version of the Beijing AutoArcFox-1, a new mini EV aimed at hipster city folk. It sure looks hip with its boxy lines, wubbly mirrors, ultra wide wheel arches and sporty wheels with red brake pads. But the best thing is:
The new Beijing AutoEC180 will be launched on the Chinese car market on January 18. The EC180 is a small electric hatchback with crossy black wheel arches and a black bonnet. It has subtle blue lines around the badge and on the wheels’ center. In China, blue is the color of green.
The great city of Yichun in Jiangxi Province in China has banned all electrictricycle taxi’s from the city center. And not just that, they impounded them as well, a total of 934 (nine hundred thirty four) units. No parking lot in town was big enough for that so they dumped them in the Central Park stadium.
There is nothing I wanted more than a pink double cab 3-wheelpickup truck with searchlights on the roof. Many years I dreamed and searched, but my quest has finally come to a very happy end. This little beauty is the Xuzhou Suding four-door electric tricycle. It doesn’t really have but it doesn’t really need one; it has searchlights on the roof, three of ‘m, and they are big!
The new Guangzhou Auto GE3 electric crossover-SUV debuted on the Detroit Auto Show. It is the first car to be based on Guangzhou Auto’s new electric-vehicle platform. It will be launched on the Chinese car market in March and might also be exported to the United States in the not-so far future, alongside the new GS7 SUV.
Many people have asked me what on earth can be done about Chinese copycats like Zotye Auto. Nothing can be done really, so I always jokingly reply that somebody should clone Zotye back, to teach them a lesson, to make them feel how it feels to be cloned. Well now; a low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) maker from China’s Shandong Province didn’t make just a joke, they actually did it: they cloned a Zotye, the E200 EV to be precise, and they called it the Tieke E200. Eat that, Zotye!