The U.S.-based online taxi-hailing service Uber has signed a deal in China to co-operate a fleet of green-energy taxi ‘limousines’ in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province under the ‘UberGreen’ name. The logistics and drivers will be handled by a local company called ‘Green New Energy Limousine Service’ and the vehicles will be provided by Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile.
The Guangzhou AutoTrumpchi GA5 REV has been launched on the Chinese auto market. The GA5 REV is a plug-inhybridbased on the petrol powered Trumpchi GA5 sedan. REV stands for Range Extended EV. Price, after green-car subsidies of central and local governments, starts at 132.800 yuan and ends at 152.800 yuan. The subsidy on the GA5 REV is a massive 66.500 yuan.
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.
The Volvo S60L Plug-in Hybrid Concept debuted on the Beijing Auto Show. The S60L Plug-in Hybrid Concept previews a new petrol plug-in hybrid based on the China-only Volvo S60L sedan. The production version will be launched on the China car market in 2015.
The BYD Tang hybrid SUV debuted today on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The BYD Tang is a speedy hybrid SUV based on the BYD S7, which again is based on the good old BYD S6. The BYD Tang comes with an impressive front with a giant grille with lots of chrome, which will look even more heavy-loaded on a dark colored car.
The first live shots of the of the BYD Tang hybrid SUV, scheduled to debut on Sunday on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The BYD Tang is a speedy hybrid SUV based on the upcoming BYD S7, which again is based on the good old BYD S6. The Tang comes with an impressive front with a giant grille with lots of chrome. The body seems heightened compared to the S6 and S7, but the wheels are the same size, making for a slightly unbalanced look.
The Volvo S60L Hybrid will debut on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show and launch on the China car market later this year. The Volvo S60L is a China-only China-made stretched variant of the Volvo S60.
The S60L competes with other China-made China-only stretched sedans such as the Audi A4L, the BMW 3Li, and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class L, none of which offers a hybrid, giving Volvo an unique selling point in a hard battled market.
The S60L Hybrid will be powered by a 200hp 2.0 turbo petrol engine mated to a 67hp electric motor. The combination petrol-electric is unique for China, as Volvo only offers a diesel-electric hybrid in the rest of the world. Price of the Volvo S60L Hybrid will start around 320.000 yuan.
This is the first sketchy sketch of the new BYD S9, a large hybrid SUV that will be launched on the China car market in 2015. The BYD S9 will be positioned above the upcoming BYD S7 and BYD Tang. The new BYD S9 will be a mighty fast machine, BYD has officially announced it will do 0-100 in 3.9 seconds.
The best spy shots so far of the upcoming BYD G5 sedan. The G5 is a new addition to the BYD line-up, combining the platform of the BYD Si Rui with the high tech hybrid drive train of the BYD Qing. Design is all new with a heavily chromed grille, large headlights, and a speedy crease going from the front door to the rear light.