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Spy Shots: BYD e6 ready for the Market in China

Published on September 8, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The BYD e6 EV has been around for many years. But individual buyers still can’t get it, the E6 has only be used for a few taxi-pilot-projects. That however will change soon. BYD will bring the ‘individual’ e6 to the market and these are the very first spy shots of the actual production car. Boldest claim first: range of 240 to 300 kilometer, depending on ‘road conditions’. That means that the range is at least 240 kilometers.

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China aims to slow down Car sales

Published on September 7, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

After a decade of nurturing China’s auto industry to become the largest in the world, this country’s leaders are having second thoughts.

A succession of government officials at a weekend conference called for China’s automakers to shift their focus from making ever more cars and toward producing more fuel-efficient and more advanced models, including gasoline-electric hybrids and all-electric cars.

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Patent Applied: Chevrolet Sail EV to see Production in China

Published on September 5, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The Chevrolet Sail EV concept debuted at the 2010 Guangzhou Auto Show. It was developed by the Shanghai-GM joint venture and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center. Shanghai-GM has now applied for patent on the Sail EV which means production is very likely.

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Lexus CT200h to be listed in China in October

Published on September 1, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The Lexus CT200h hybrid will be officially listed in the Chinese car market at the end of October. Price will start around 350.000 yuan. The CT200h will be imported, there are as yet no plans for local production in China. Via: 163.com.

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Volvo and Siemens to develop electric cars

Published on August 31, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Volvo, the Swedish carmaker owned by China’s Geely, has formed a partnership with Siemens, the German engineering group, to develop electric cars and ancillary equipment.

The two companies said on Wednesday that an electric version of Volvo’s small C30 hatchback would be available for testing by the end of this year. Volvo will deliver up to 200 vehicles to Siemens for further testing by the end of 2012.

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Production FAW-VW Kaili E88 EV to start late 2013

Published on August 25, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Kaili is a sub-brand from the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. Kaili will focus on cheap electric cars and cheap cars. The E88, likely a codename, is the first one. It is a full electric vehicle based on the FAW-VW new Bora. Production will start in late 2013 in the joint venture’s new plant in Foshan.

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Hertz to start electric vehicle rental program in China

Published on August 25, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Global vehicle rental giant Hertz Corp announced plans on Wednesday for an electric-vehicle (EV) rental business in China, the first overseas car rental company to offer such services in the country.

The company will form a partnership with GE Energy Industrial Solutions to roll out EVs and charging stations, and it pledged to promote EV rental programs starting in Shanghai.

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Spy Shots: MG E1, the first electric MG comes from China

Published on August 15, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

These are the very first spy shots of the very first electric MG ever. The MG E1 will be listed in 2012 and is based on the Roewe E1 concept car that debuted at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show.

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China to tighten subsidy scheme for green cars

Published on August 5, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

China is likely to raise the threshold for carmakers qualifying for incentives for fuel-efficient vehicles, the China Securities Journal reported on Thursday. The move, which is in line with the government’s efforts to encourage carmakers to produce more fuel-efficient cars, will however make it harder for manufacturers to receive subsidies, the newspaper said.

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Beijing to scrap old cars through subsidies

Published on August 2, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

As part of a campaign to improve the capital’s air quality, drivers who scrap old cars or sell them to buyers outside Beijing can receive subsidies and cash to put toward a new vehicle.The campaign, which started on Monday [080811] and will last until Dec 31, is also aimed at boosting the local car market, which has been stagnant in recent times.

Those who part with cars made in 1995 or earlier will receive subsidies that range in value from 2,500 yuan ($390) to 14,500 yuan, and sellers can receive up to 10,000 yuan to buy a new car from 16 local car dealers, including Chang’an Ford, Beijing Ford and Chang’an Mazda.

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