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BYD to open passenger car Factory in Brazil

March 2, 2015 by Joey Wang

BYD to open passenger car Factory in Brazil

BYD will open its first passenger  car factory in Brazil this year, with the aim of revolutionizing the country’s urban transport by focusing on cheap electric taxis and vehicles for car-sharing schemes. Adalberto Maluf Filho, director of the company’s marketing and governmental affairs in Brazil, told ChinaDaily that BYD is ready to provide non-polluting buses and taxis for large cities such as Rio and Sao Paulo.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B40L is almost Ready for the Chinese car market

March 2, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B40L is almost Ready for the Chinese car market

New spy shots of the Beijing Auto BJ40L testing in China. The Beijing Auto BJ40L, formerly known as the Beijing Auto B70, is the four-door variant of the two-door Beijing Auto BJ40. The L then, so we assume, stands for ‘long’. The BJ40L is scheduled for debut on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show in April. It debuted on the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show where it was called  the Beijing Auto Works B70. The last time we saw it was on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show when it was called ‘Beijing Auto B70V’. All those seventies became forty in the end.

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Exclusive: the impounded Koenigsegg Agera R BLT still gathers DUST in China

February 28, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Exclusive: the impounded Koenigsegg Agera R BLT still gathers DUST in China

Sensational photos of the one-off Koenigsegg Agera R BLT that was impounded by Chinese customs in October 2012. The extremely powerful supercar still sits in a customs warehouse in the city of Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province. The photos date from November last year, showing a very dirty and very tired car after two years idle.

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Audi R8 V10 crashes Hard in China

February 27, 2015 by Joey Wang

Audi R8 V10 crashes Hard in China

Big bad supercar crash in China. An Audi R8 V10 crashed into a fence in the great city of Shenyang in Liaoning Province. The crash happened late at night on a snowy road. The fence divided the main road from a bicycle lane. The driver was slightly injured and taken to a local hospital. Fortunately, there were no bicycles around.

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Spy Shots: facelifted BYD F3 is testing in China

February 27, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: facelifted BYD F3 is testing in China

Spy Shots of the facelifted BYD F3 in China, scheduled for debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April with a launch on the Chinese car market early in H2. The facelift includes a new and very shiny grille, new headlights, new taillights, and new bumpers. The facelift comes just one year after the last facelift of the BYD F3.

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How to illegally charge a Tesla Model S in China

February 26, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

How to illegally charge a Tesla Model S in China

Just yesterday we explained that Tesla has far too few Supercharger stations in China, and that if you have a Tesla anywhere west or anywhere country, you have a huge problem charging it. An innovative Tesla owner riding up mountain near Chengdu in Sichuan Province found a suitable solution: tapping juice from the public electricity network, which is cabled on giant concrete poles.

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Spy Shots: Baojun 560 SUV is Naked in China

February 26, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Baojun 560 SUV is Naked in China

Spy Shots showing the Baojun 560 SUV completely naked in China. The Baojun 560, formerly known as the Baojun GP60, will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in the second half of the year.

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Tesla in China Part 2: the Problem about Supercharging stations

February 25, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Tesla in China Part 2: the Problem about Supercharging stations

Nothing to charge here.

This is Part 2 in our series about the problems Tesla is facing in China. Part 1, about stores and service centers, was published on February 11. Today we take a look at Tesla’s Supercharger network in China, which is far too small to cover the whole country. How many stations do they have now, and why don’t they have more?

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Oh No it is True: No Sex at the Shanghai Auto Show

February 23, 2015 by Joey Wang

Oh No it is True: No Sex at the Shanghai Auto Show

Buick babe at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.

The rumors are true: there will be no babes at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, scheduled to start on April 20. No babes at all. Nothing. The sad news was confirmed on Wednesday by the state-owned ChinaDaily newspaper, citing an “announcement” by the show’s organizers sent to all exhibitors.

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Haima M6 will launch on the Chinese car market in July

February 17, 2015 by Joey Wang

Haima M6 will launch on the Chinese car market in July

The much-delayed Haima M6 sedan will finally launch on the Chinese car market in July, price will range from 75.000 to 100.000 yuan. The Haima M6 debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2013 and looked pretty much ready to roll. We then saw it testing in July 2013 and after that… nothing, until now.

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