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

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The Youxia X is a new Electric Super Sedan from China

July 27, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

The Youxia X is a new Electric Super Sedan from China

This is the incredible Youxia X electric super sedan, unveiled yesterday evening in China and set to compete against the upcoming Tesla Model 3. Power comes from an electric motor with 348hp and 440nm, and range is 460 kilometer. Production is scheduled to begin in late 2016 by a new Shanghai-based company called Youxia Motors.

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This is the Youxia One, a new Electric Supercar from China

July 17, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the Youxia One, a new Electric Supercar from China

These are the first renderings of the all-new Youxia One, an electric supercar from China. A prototype will be unveiled in exactly eight days, and the real thing is scheduled to hit the Chinese car market in 2016. The Youxia One will be manufactured by a Shanghai-based company called Youxia Motors.

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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron to launch in China late this month

July 3, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

A3 Sportback e-tron to launch in China late this month

The Audi A3 Sportback etron will be launched in China late this month, but not everywhere. Initially it will only sell in the cities of Beijing and Chengdu, with the rest of the country scheduled to follow later this year. The A3 etron will be imported into China, unlike the regular petrol-powered Sportback which is manufactured locally by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture.

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Zhi Dou D2 EV hits the Chinese auto market

June 24, 2015 by Joey Wang

Zhi Dou D2 EV hits the Chinese auto market

The funky Zhi Dou D2 electric car has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price including all green-car subsidies is 49.800 yuan ($8018). The total subsidy of the D2 is an astonishing 109.000 yuan ($17.550), made up of various incentives by the central and by local governments.

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Spy Shots: Dongfeng Fengshen A60 EV for China

June 23, 2015 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Dongfeng Fengshen A60 EV for China

Spy Shots of the new Dongfeng Fengshen EV, an electric vehicle based on the petrol powered Dongfeng Fengshen A60 sedan. The A60 EV looks basically the same as the base version bar for the grille, which has a blue strip in it, because blue = green.

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Maxus G10 MPV goes Electric in China

June 10, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Maxus G10 MPV goes Electric in China

This is the new Maxus EG10, an electric vehicle based on the petrol-powered Maxus G10 MPV. The EG10 is one of the largest electric vehicles developed by a local Chinese automaker so far. It will be launched on the Chinese car market in early 2016 for about 230.000 yuan including green-car subsidies.

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Changan Oushang MPV goes Electric in China

June 10, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Changan Oushang MPV goes Electric in China

This is the new Changan Oushang EV, an electric vehicle based on the upcoming petrol-powered Changan Oushang MPV. The Oushang EV will be launched on the Chinese car market in early 2016. Price is expected to start around 150.000 yuan including all green-car subsidies.

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Spy Shots: Geely Emgrand EC7 Hybrid is almost Ready for China

June 3, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Geely Emgrand EC7 Hybrid is almost Ready for China

New Spy Shots of the upcoming Geely Emgrand EC7 Hybrid, based on the petrol-powered Geely Emgrand EC7 sedan. The EC7 Hybrid will be the first mass-produced hybrid for the Geely brand, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q4. Blue line in the grille because blue = green.

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Uber signs deal to operate green-energy taxi’s in China

May 25, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Uber signs deal to operate green-energy taxi's in China

The U.S.-based online taxi-hailing service Uber has signed a deal in China to co-operate a fleet of green-energy taxi ‘limousines’ in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province under the ‘UberGreen’ name. The logistics and drivers will be handled by a local company called ‘Green New Energy Limousine Service’ and the vehicles will be provided by Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile.

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Buyers of a Tesla Model S will get a Free License Plate in Tianjin, China

May 19, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Buyers of a Tesla Model S will get a Free License Plate in Tianjin, China

Buyers of a Tesla Model S will get a free license plate in the Chinese city of Tianjin, opening the way for more Tesla sales in one of the largest and richest port cities in China, and also the port of entry for all cars arriving from the United States, including Tesla’s.

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