BMW is set to create a new electric vehicle sub-brand in China, together with local partner Brilliance Jinbei Automobile, according to a report. The creation of the brand is coming about in order to meet China’s joint-venture rules. Read more »
The new Audi A6L will be listed on the China car market next year, debut is expected at the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show. The A6L is made in China by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. We can now confirm that the A6L Hybrid will also be made in China.
A new pure electric sedan Great Wall Motor Co Ltd is researching has gained official approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, sources from the manufacturer said. The new model signals a new shift for Great Wall towards new energy vehicles.
Here we have a fantastic new electric car from China. It is simply, but brilliantly, called ‘three-wheel-electric-car’, because it has three wheels and is powered by an electric motor. That’s what it is, why bother with a fancy-pancy whatever-name? Face on the front seems kinda sad.
The Chevrolet Volt EV has been officially listed on the China car market as an import, the Volt debuted today at the Guangzhou Auto Show. there is only one; it costs 498.000 yuan or 78.000 US dollar. The Chevrolet Volt will be distributed through the Shanghai-GM dealer-network. Via: 163.com.
Honda will bring the Fit EV to the Guangzhou Auto Show. The full electric will be made in China by the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture. Listing is expected for sometime early 2012 and that will make the Fit EV the first electric car made in China by a Chinese-foreign joint venture. Read more »
Volvo Cars China will test two C30 Electric cars in China, in conjunction with Shanghai International Automobile City Group, a local government supervision authority. The plan is to gain a better understanding of customer behaviour and their expectations of electric vehicles. Read more »
BYD-Daimler is a joint venture between BYD and Daimler-Benz for making electric vehicles for the Chinese market. The JV applied for patent on their first car (pictured) in July. It is based on the outgoing Mercedes-Benz B-class and will debut as a full electric vehicle on the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show. It is yet unknown when it will hit the market. Via: Autohome.
Those who urgently need to buy a car in Beijing may consider buying a Battery only Electric Vehicle (BEV).Beijing has given green light to BEVs, and individuals buying them will receive a license plate immediately, Beijing Daily reported.