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

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Venucia Chenfeng EV hits the Chinese auto market

September 11, 2014 by Joey Wang

Venucia Chenfeng EV hits the Chinese auto market

The Venucia Chenfeng EV has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price, including all green-car subsidies, starts at 267.800 yuan and ends at 281.800 yuan ($43.600 – $46.000). The Venucia Changfeng EV was formerly known as the Venucia e30. The late name-change is unexpected, all the early-production cars, which were used on various media events, had an e30 badge on the back.

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Test drive in the new Denza EV in China

September 10, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Test drive in the new Denza EV in China

Last week I was in Shenzhen where I was invited for a test drive in the brand new Denza EV. I was a passenger in this ‘Denza Blue’ example driven by one of the factory’s development-test drivers who knew the vehicle inside and out. We drove on steep and challenging roads through the hills in the far eastern part of the city.

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Spy Shots: Lifan 320e EV testing in China

September 9, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Lifan 320e EV testing in China

Spy Shots showing the new Lifan 320e testing in China, it will be launched on the Chinese electric car market later this year. The Lifan 320e is an electric variant of the Lifan 320 hatchback. The vehicle is developed by a new company called Lifan Electric Vehicle Corporation is cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

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Yema C30 EV debuts on the Chengdu Auto Show in China

August 30, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Yema C30 EV debuts on the Chengdu Auto Show in China

The Yema C30 EV debuted today on the Chengdu Auto Show in China, protected again by a red fence on shiny-gold poles. Too bad, because the Yema C30 EV is an interesting car…

It debuted originally as a concept with a petrol engine on the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. Yema received a lot of criticism because it looked a tad too much like the Audi A4. Yema didn’t care and launched an electric variant in 2012, called the F16 EV.

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Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA5 R-EV will hit the Chinese car market in 2015

August 20, 2014 by Joey Wang

Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA5 R-EV will hit the Chinese car market in 2015

This is the new Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA5 R-EV, a range-extender EV based on the base Trumpchi GA5 sedan. The GA 5 R-EV will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2015, price is expected to start somewhere around 250.000 yuan without subsidies.

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BYD T5 electric light truck is Ready to Revolutionize transport in China

August 11, 2014 by W.E. Ning

BYD T5 electric light truck is Ready to Revolutionize transport in China

This is the new BYD T5 electric light-truck, a vehicle that could revolutionize transport in China. The BYD T5 will have a top speed of 50 kilometers per hour and a range of about 400 kilometer, making it a perfect solution for transportation within city limits.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Senova B70 EV for the Chinese auto market

July 8, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Senova B70 EV for the Chinese auto market

This is the new Beijing Auto Senova B70 BEV, a battery electric vehicle based on the Beijing Auto Senova B70, formerly known as the Beijing Auto D-Series. The Senova B70 is based on the old Saab 9-5. Saab however never manufactured an EV-version of the 9-5, the BEV is developed solely by Beijing Auto.

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Spotted in China: the Brilliance-BMW Zinoro 1E

July 3, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

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This is the Brilliance-BMW Zinoro 1E, Spotted in China in Beijing by Reader MB4Ever, thank you for the pictures! Zinoro, Zhinuo in Chinese, is a sub brand of the Brilliance-BMW joint venture focused on building electric cars. The 1E is their first car, a full-electric vehicle based on the BMW X1.

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This is the Venucia e30 EV for the China car market

June 4, 2014 by W.E. Ning

This is the Venucia e30 EV for the China car market

This is the new Venucia e30 EV, ready for its launch on the China car market in September. Venucia is a sub-brand of the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture, and the Venucia e30 is based on the Nissan Leaf. This makes Nissan the first automaker to launch a fully modern EV under a sub-brand in China. Other automakers, most notably Volkswagen with Kaili and BMW with Zinoro, prefer to work with outdated technology.

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Going after the Car again: China to “eliminate” 5.33 million vehicles

June 2, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Going after the Car again: China to "eliminate" 5.33 million vehicles

The Chinese government has announced plans to “eliminate’ 5.33 million very-polluting vehicles in a bit to fight air pollution. Most cars will be killed in Beijing and surrounding provinces, with 330.000 cars slated for destruction in the capital and 660.000 in Hebei Province.

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