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Spy Shots: Horki 300E EV Sedan Is Ready For China

July 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Horki 300E EV

It has been a while since we hear from Horki, but here they are with their ‘new’ 300E, a compact electric sedan that will hit the Chinese car market in Q4. Horki is a sub-brand under the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture. We saw the first spy shots in 2012, the brand officially debuted in April 2013, and we saw  new spy shots in May 2014, and then it got very silent.

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New Spy Shots Of The Chery @Ant Mini EV For China

July 7, 2016 by Joey Wang

New Spy Shots Of The Chery @Ant Mini EV For China

New Spy Shots of the Chery @Ant electric mini car, scheduled for launch on the Chinese car market in the fourth quarter. It looks hop enough with two-tone paint, yellow headlights, fake vents in the bumper, and sporty wheels with red brakes.

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More On The Hanergy Solar Powered Cars From China

July 6, 2016 by Joey Wang

More On The Hanergy Solar Powered Cars From China

The Hanergy solar-powered cars have caused quite a stir. We now have new information on the cars and the company’s plans. Production of the first solar car is two to three years away. The cars are fitted with a standard lithium-ion battery and can be charged at any charging station. The solar panels function as an extra source to extend range. In the future Hanergy wants to make fully solar-powered cars.

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Hanergy Uveils 4 Solar Powered Cars In China

July 4, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Hanergy Uveils 4 Solar Powered Cars In China

China’s Hanergy has unveiled four solar-powered vehicles. The company says production could start around 2020. Hanergy Holdings is a large clean-energy company and the world’s largest thin-film solar power company. The four vehicles are fitted with solar panels on the roof tops and on the bonnets.

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Facelifted BYD Qin Will Get A Tesla Style Touch Screen

June 28, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Facelifted BYD Qin Will Get A Tesla Style Touch Screen

Spy Shots of the interior of the facelifted BYD Qin plug-in hybrid show a brand new dashboard with a giant Tesla-like touch screen in the middle. It seems slightly smaller, narrower in particular, than the 17 inch screen of the Tesla Model S. The instrument binnacle and center tunnel are all new too.

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Spy Shots: Facelift For The BYD Qin In China

June 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Facelift For The BYD Qin In China

BYD is working on a facelift for the Qin plug-in hybrid sport sedan, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q3. The facelift includes a new grille, a new rear bumper, new badges, and blue wheels!

The facelift comes at a curious moment; in April BYD launched the Qin EV300, a full-electric version of the Qin, which is based on the non-facelifted car. Are they going to facelift that one too, just two months after launch..?

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Working On Electric Mini Car For China

June 20, 2016 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Working On Electric Mini Car For China

Spy Shots showing a new electric mini car for China by Beijing Auto. It doesn’t seem quite finished yet, check the tape on the A-pillar and the simple gray dash, but it will be launched on the Chinese car market sometime late this year. The yet nameless vehicle will be manufactured by BAIC BJEV, a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC) that makes electric cars.

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Changhe Goes Electric With The Beidouxing E

June 20, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Changhe Goes Electric With The Beidouxing E

When Beijing Auto bought Change in 2013 it was widely expected that the old Changhe-Suzuki joint venture would die. But it didn’t. They are still making cars, including the Beidouxing, which is based on the Wagon R+. Changhe will now use that car for a new electric vehicle called the Beidouxing E.

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Chery Goes Electric With The @Ant

June 20, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Chery Goes Electric With The @Ant

Chery is working on a small electric mini car for China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q4. It is called the @Ant. This ultra hip name has been used before, on two innovative concept cars:

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Eye To Eye With The Beijing Auto EU260 EV In China

June 12, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Eye To Eye With The Beijing Auto EU260 In China

This is the Beijing Auto EU260, a new electric sedan from China, sporting an enclosed grille with trendy blue lines, because green = blue. The EU160 is an electric variant of the Beijing Auto Senova D50.

The EU260 is manufactured by BAIC BJEV, a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC) that makes electric cars.

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