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.
Beijing on Sept 26 signed an agreement with an automobile manufacturer to build the country’s largest industrial park for producing components for new-energy vehicles, according to municipal authorities.
China will launch a new subsidy policy for energy-saving vehicles next month in a bid to encourage automakers to increase green-technology investment and reduce oil consumption.
Energy-saving cars weighing between 1,205 kilograms to 1,320 kilograms should consume no more than 6.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers in order to obtain subsidies as of October 1, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on its website.
Nissan Motor Co has received approval from China to sell its electric vehicle Leaf there, and is prepared to export the model from Japan, Kimiyasu Nakamura, president of Nissan’s China joint venture, told reporters on Tuesday.
BMW is to develop a new brand of electric cars exclusive to China, giving into pressure from the Chinese authorities. “It will be a purely Chinese brand. It will have no connection with the BMW brand,” board member Friedrich Eichiner told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Otherwise there would be a risk of brand dilution.
The Toyota FT-CH Hybrid Concept debuted at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Toyota never confirmed it for production. However, China’s famous patent bureau leaked again, Toyota did apply for patent on the FT-CH which means production is now very likely.