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

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Geely Emgrand EV hits the Chinese car market

November 19, 2015 by Joey Wang

Geely Emgrand EV hits the Chinese car market

The Geely Emgrand EV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 228.000 yuan and ends at 249.800 yuan. Green car subsidies however will bring the price down by just a tad over 100.000 yuan, so price at the dealer will start around 120.800 yuan ($18.920).

The Geely Emgrand EV, formerly known as the Geely EC7 EV, is a new electric car for China based on the Geely Emgrand EC7 sedan. The new name seems a bit odd. What if they want to launch another electric Emgrand car? Emgrand EV II perhaps?

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Guangzhou-Toyota Leahead i1 EV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show

November 18, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Guangzhou-Toyota Leahead i1 EV arrives at the Guangzhou Auto Show

This is the production version of the Guangzhou-Toyota Leahead i1 EV, a new electric car for China. It was spied earlier today, arriving on a stinking diesel-powered truck for the Guangzhou Auto Show. The i1EV debuted as a concept in Shanghai in April.

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Spy Shots: Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GS4 EV for China

November 18, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GS4 EV for China

Spy Shots showing the Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GS4 EV, a new electric vehicle for China based on the Trumpchi GS4 SUV. The GS4 EV will debut on Friday on the Guangzhou Auto Show, but one example was seen naked and unattended in the exhibition hall. And that’s when we get them!

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Spy Shots: JAC iEV6S electric SUV for China

November 18, 2015 by Joey Wang

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Spy Shots showing the JAC iEV6S, a new electric car for China based on the JAC Refine S2 compact SUV. The iEV6S, and what a great name that is, comes with a new grille and bumper with blue detailing (blue = green). It will debut on Friday on the Guangzhou Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market sometime in late 2016.

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Spy Shots: Baojun E100 city EV is Almost Ready for China

October 29, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Baojun E100 city EV is Almost Ready for China

Spy Shots showing the all new Baojun E100, a new electric vehicle for China. The Baojun E100 will be launched on the Chinese car market sometime next year. And we are very happy to see a properly painted green car; in green, at least in some.

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Toyota Levin HEV hits the Chinese car market

October 29, 2015 by Joey Wang

Toyota Levin HEV hits the Chinese car market

The Toyota Levin HEV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 139.800 yuan and ends at 159.800 yuan. The Levin HEV is the hybrid-electric vehicle variant of the petrol powered Toyota Levin sedan.

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Chery Arrizo 7 hybrid to launch in China in early 2016

October 26, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Chery Arrizo 7 hybrid to launch in China in early 2016

This is the new Chery Arrizo 7e, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) based on the petrol powered Chery Arrizo 7 sedan. The Arrizo 7e will be launched on the Chinese car market in early 2016. Price including green energy subsidies will start around 150.000 yuan.

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Aston Martin to build a 1014hp electric Rapide for China

October 23, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

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Aston Martin has unveiled the RapidE, with a capital E, a concept car previewing a full electric variant of the petrol powered Rapide sports saloon. The RapidE will see production within two years. It will be build by a new company partly owned by Aston Martin and partly by ChinaEquity, a Chinese investment firm.

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Dongfeng Fengshen A60 EV unveiled in China

October 22, 2015 by Joey Wang

Dongfeng Fengshen A60 EV unveiled in China

Dongfeng Motor has unveiled the new Fengshen A60 EV, an electric car based on the Fengshen A60 sedan. The A60 EV will hit the Chinese car market sometime in early 2016 for about 150.000 yuan including subsidies. Sadly, the production car doesn’t have the fancy grille we saw on the spy shots.

Oddly, on the very same day Dongfeng also launched the facelifted A60. The EV however is based on the old car.

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Changan Benben EV unveiled in China

October 22, 2015 by Joey Wang

Changan Benben EV unveiled in China

Changan Auto has unveiled the new BenBen EV, an electric car based on the petrol powered Changan BenBen mini hatchback. When the BenBen EV will hit the market is yet unsure. Changan is pretty good in building electric prototypes and concept cars, but bar for a few cars for demonstration projects we haven’s seen anything on the road yet.

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