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

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Spy Shots: Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 EV testing in China

November 17, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 EV testing in China

Spy Shots showing the upcoming Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 EV, an electric minivan based on the petrol-powered Xin Longma Kaiteng M70. The Kaiteng M70 EV is powered by an electric motor delivering about 50 horsepower and mated to a lithium-ion battery. Range is said to be 190 kilometer and a full charge will take eight hours.

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Spy Shots: BYD M3 DM MPV testing in China

November 11, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: BYD M3 DM MPV testing in China

Spy Shots of the BYD M3 DM MPV testing in China. The M3 DM debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April, and BYD said at the time the production version would be launched before the end of this year. The latest reports in Chinese automotive media however indicate the M3 DM has been delayed to Q1 2015.

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Spotted in China: the Dayang Chok electric mini-mini car

November 6, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: the Dayang Chok electric mini-mini car

A very fuzzy funky Dayang Chok, Spotted in China in the great city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province by Reader Antoine Chalendard, thank you for the pictures! The Dayang Chok is an electric mini-mini car manufactured by Dayang Motorcycle, one of the largest motorcycle makers in China.

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Chery eQ EV launched on the Chinese car market

November 5, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Chery eQ EV launched on the Chinese car market

The Chery eQ has been launched on the Chinese car market. The Chery eQ is an electric vehicle based on the Chery QQ minicar. Price including all green-car subsidies starts at 59.800 yuan and ends at 64.800 yuan. Price without subsidies would start at a hefty 150.000 yuan, making absolutely sure nobody would buy one. The total subsidy is thus 90.200 yuan, showing once more how serious China is about promoting the use of electric cars.

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CH Auto Event will see production in 2016

October 30, 2014 by Joey Wang

CH Auto Event will see production in 2016

Design studio CH Auto has officially announced that their spectacular ‘Event’ electric supercar will see production in 2016. The company however declined to say which automaker is going to build it. The CH Auto Event debuted in concept form on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.

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Zotye Yun 100 EV launched on the China car market

October 27, 2014 by Joey Wang

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The Zotye Yun 100 EV has been launched in China. The Yun 100 EV is an electric vehicle based on the Zotye Z100 petrol powered mini car. Yun (云) means cloud, and that is to express green. The official English name is ‘Cloud 100′. Price is 158.900 yuan without subsidies and 48.900 yuan with all central and local green-car subsidies included. The enormous difference shows once more how serious China is about promoting electric cars.

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Chery eQ EV will hit the Chinese auto market on November 5

October 22, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Chery eQ EV will hit the Chinese auto market on November 5

The brand new Chery eQ will be launched on the Chinese auto market on November 5, price will start around 50.000 yuan including all subsidies, and that will make the eQ one of the cheapest electric cars available in country. The Chery eQ is an electric vehicle based on the Chery QQ minicar.

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Volvo S60L Hybrid will be launched on the Chinese car market in mid-2015

October 20, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Volvo S60L Hybrid will be launched on the Chinese car market in mid-2015

The Volvo S60L Hybrid will be launched on the Chinese car market in mid-2015. The S60L Hybrid is based on the Volvo S60L, a China-only stretched variant of the Volvo S60. The S60L Hybrid is a ‘Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle’, unlike the Euro-spec S60 Hybrid which is based around a diesel engine. The ‘S60L PHEV’ debuted in semi-concept form on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.

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Toyota to launch new sub-brand in China in 2015

October 19, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

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Toyota will launch a new sub-brand in China in 2015, it will be positioned under the Guangzhou-Toyota joint venture. The new sub-brand will be called Lingzhi (领志) in Chinese and Leahead in English. Leahead stands for ‘Leap Ahead’. The brand will focus on cheap electric cars aimed at young and hip car buyers in China.

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Changan Eado EV will hit the Chinese car market in December

October 19, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

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This is the new Changan Eado EV, it debuted earlier this week on the International  New Energy Vehicle Technology Development Exhibition in the great city of Mianyang in Sichuan Province. The Eado EV is an electric vehicle based on the Changan Eado sedan.

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