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!
Guangzhou Auto is going all out on the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. They will bring three world debuts: the GS7, the GE3, and the EnSpirit. Starting with names: Guangzhou Auto normally uses the English brand name “Trumpchi” for their cars but the name is absent on the teasers. One wonders why…
Faraday Future isn’t the only Chinese company on the CES 2017. There is also UiSee, which showed this interesting Urban Mobile Box, a fully electric and autonomous vehicle designed to transport people in semi-closed environments such as universities, theme parks, factories, and resorts.
Very close! Not all went well yesterday during the unveiling of the Faraday Future FF91. The big hit of the night was supposed to be a stunt where Jia Yueting would ride the car on stage, stop on the right side, get out, chat a bit with his FF friends, and let the “auto valet” function park the car autonomously in the center of the stage. Nice idea but it went horribly wrong when the car drove on stage.
Yesterday we saw the launch of the spectacular Faraday Future FF91, a concept-prototype of an electric SUV-MPV that will hit the market in 2018, if the company manages to build a factory, because they don’t have any just yet. Here is everything we know about the car so far:
Faraday Future has unveiled the ultra speedy FF91 Electric SUV at the CES in Las Vegas, during a spectacular show that took about an hour too long. Biggest surprise besides the car was the appearance of none other than Jia Yueting, whom we missed at the groundbreaking ceremony of his new factory in China.