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

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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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Zotye Yun 100 EV will hit the Chinese auto market on October 24

October 18, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Zotye Yun 100 EV will hit the Chinese auto market on October 24

The new Zotye Yun 100 EV will hit the Chinese auto market on October 24. 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.

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This is the Beijing Auto Senova C90 EV, based on the Mercedes-Benz E-class L

October 18, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

This is the Beijing Auto Senova C90 EV, based on the Mercedes-Benz E-class L

This is the new Beijing Auto Senova C90 EV concept, it debuted earlier this week on the International  New Energy Vehicle Technology Development Exhibition in the great city of Mianyang in Sichuan Province. The Senova C90 EV is the electric version of the upcoming petrol powered Beijing Auto Senova C90L. The C90 L and C90 EV will be based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L, a stretched variant of the E-class that is manufactured in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture.

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Spy Shots: Geely Emgrand EC7 goes Hybrid in China

October 16, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Geely Emgrand EC7 goes Hybrid in China

Spy Shots showing 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. Dash comes loaded with spacy tech, new Emgrand logo on the steering wheel.

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Price of the Traffic Jams in Beijing: $11.2 Billion a Year

September 29, 2014 by Joey Wang

Price for Traffic Jams in Beijing: $11.2 Billion a Year

Beijing’s annual bill for the infamous and endless traffic jams amounts to 70 billion yuan ($11.3 billion), a recent study has found. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Peking University’s National Development Research Institute, 80 percent of total loss relates to time wasted waiting, 10 percent to gas and 10 percent to environmental damage.

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