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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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Chinese man builds electric car out of Wood

May 4, 2015 by Joey Wang

Chinese man builds electric car out of Wood

A Chinese man from the great city of Shenyang in Liaoning Province has made a wooden electric car, a sporty roadster styled pretty much like an Excalibur. It took the 49-year old carpenter Liu Fulong three months to build the vehicle from scratch. Liu’s trade-mark ‘thumbs up’ ornament stands proudly on the bonnet.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Senova EV300 for the Chinese car market

May 4, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Senova EV300 for the Chinese car market

The very first Spy Shots of the upcoming Beijing Auto Senova EV300, a new electric car based on the Beijing Auto Senova D50 sedan. The Senova EV300 features a blue grille, because blue = green, but looks otherwise identical to the Senova D50.

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FAW-Toyota Ranz E50 EV launched on the Shanghai Auto Show

April 24, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW-Toyota Ranz E50 EV launched on the Shanghai Auto Show

This is the FAW-Toyota Ranz E50, a new electric vehicle unveiled in China on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. Ranz is a sub-brand of the FAW-Toyota jont venture focused on making cheap electric cars for the masses. It should not be confused with ‘Leahead‘, which is another similar Chinese Toyota brand.

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Guangzhou-Toyota Leahead i1 EV concept launched on the Shanghai Auto Show

April 24, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Guangzhou-Toyota Leahead i1 EV concept launched on the Shanghai Auto Show

This is the new Guangzhou-Toyota Leahead i1, an electric concept car unveiled on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. Leahead is a new sub-brand under the Guangzhou-Toyota joint venture focused on making cheap electric cars for the masses. It should not be confused with ‘Ranz‘, which is another similar Chinese Toyota brand.

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Brilliance-BMW Zinoro Concept Next debuts on the Shanghai Auto Show

April 22, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Brilliance-BMW Zinoro Concept Next debuts on the Shanghai Auto Show

This is the new Zinoro Concept Next, it debuted earlier today on the Shanghai Auto Show in China. . Zinoro is a sub-brand of the Brilliance-BMW joint venture focused on building electric cars. The Concept Next is a concept car previewing a future electric SUV.

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China’s First Supercar: the Qiantu K50 Event! debuts on the Shanghai Auto Show

April 21, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

China's First Supercar: the Qiantu K50 CH Event! debuts on the Shanghai Auto Show

This is the Qiantu K50 Event!, China’s first home-grown electric supercar, it debuted earlier today on the Shanghai Auto Show. The Qiantu K50 Event! (with an ‘!’ at the end) will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2016, priced around 700.000 yuan or 113.000 USD, which is about the same as the Tesla Model S costs in China.

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Zotye Zhima E30 EV electrifies the Shanghai Auto Show in China

April 21, 2015 by Joey Wang

Zotye Zhima E30 EV electrifies the Shanghai Auto Show in China

The new Zotye Zhima E30 has been unveiled on the Shanghai Auto Show in China. The Zotye Zhima E30, formerly known as the Zotye E01, is a new electric vehicle for the Chinese car market, featuring large angry looking headlights and a small grille without the typical Zotye ‘Z’ logo.

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Zotye E200 EV electrifies the Shanghai Auto Show in China

April 21, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Zotye E200 EV electrifies the Shanghai Auto Show in China

The Zotye E200 EV has been unveiled on the Shanghai Auto Show in China. The Zotye E200 is a new electric vehicle for the Chinese car market. There is also a four-door version, which we spied the night before the show, but it strangely didn’t show up on the show at daytime.

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