Spy Shotsshowing the upcoming GeelyEmgrand 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.
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.
The new BYD-DaimlerDenza EV has been launched on the Shanghai car market in China. Price starts at 369.000 yuan and ends at 399.000 yuan ($60.000 – 65.000), and that includes all green-car subsidies but excludes the free license plate for electric cars which is worth about 90.000 yuan. Shanghai is currently the only city in China where the Denza is available. Shenzhen will follow later this month and Beijing will be served in November. The rest of the country will have to wait until 2015.
The BMW i8 hybrid supercar has been launched on the China car market. Price starts and ends at 1.988 million yuan or 323.000 USD. The BMW i8 is imported into China and is therefore not eligible for any green-car subsidies. The coming of the i8 has been highly anticipated in China, by media and potential buyers alike.
The BMW i3 has been launched on the China car market. The EV version costs 449.800 yuan ($73.000) and the hybrid version costs 516.800 yuan ($ 84.000). The BMW i3 is imported into China and is therefore not eligible for any green-car subsidies, but buyers might be able to claim other incentives like free license plates in Shanghai.
The Venucia Chenfeng EV has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price, including all green-car subsidies, starts at 267.800 yuan and ends at 281.800 yuan ($43.600 – $46.000). The Venucia Changfeng EV was formerly known as the Venucia e30. The late name-change is unexpected, all the early-production cars, which were used on various media events, had an e30 badge on the back.
Last week I was in Shenzhen where I was invited for a test drive in the brand new Denza EV. I was a passenger in this ‘Denza Blue’ example driven by one of the factory’s development-test drivers who knew the vehicle inside and out. We drove on steep and challenging roads through the hills in the far eastern part of the city.
Spy Shotsshowing the new Lifan 320e testing in China, it will be launched on the Chinese electric car market later this year. The Lifan 320e is an electric variant of the Lifan 320 hatchback. The vehicle is developed by a new company called Lifan Electric Vehicle Corporation is cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
The Yema C30 EV debuted today on the Chengdu Auto Show in China, protected again by a red fence on shiny-gold poles. Too bad, because the Yema C30 EV is an interesting car…
It debuted originally as a concept with a petrol engine on the 2011 Chengdu Auto Show. Yema received a lot of criticism because it looked a tad too much like the Audi A4. Yema didn’t care and launched an electric variant in 2012, called the F16 EV.
This is the new Guangzhou AutoTrumpchi GA5 R-EV, a range-extender EV based on the base Trumpchi GA5 sedan. The GA 5 R-EV will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2015, price is expected to start somewhere around 250.000 yuan without subsidies.