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

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Hozon Auto Is Another New EV Brand From China

April 28, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Hozon Auto

Another new Chinese car brand has been born: Hozon Auto, and they are going to build electric cars. Chinese name is Hezhong Qiche, and the brand is owned by a company called Zhejiang Hezhong New Energy Vehicles. Their first vehicle will be a compact SUV, previewed by a concept car called @ that was unveiled last year on a local high tech show.

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NextEV NIO EP9 Electric Super Car Arrives In Shanghai, Times Six

April 27, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

NextEV NIO EP9

The ultra speedy NextEV NIO EP9 electric supercar arrived at the Shanghai Auto Show, times six, representing the entire first-production run. Five cars go to early investors in NextEV and the very first EP9, the one that broke all the records, will stay with the company.

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Hybrid Kinetic K550 And K750 Concept Cars Launch In China

April 25, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Hybrid Kinetic K750

Hybrid Kinetic surprised in Geneva with the sleek H600 concept sedan. They came to Shanghai with two additional concepts: the K550 five-seat SUV and the huge K750 six-seat SUV. Starting with the latter; painted in brown and featuring an enormous grille with razor sharp bars and the company’s logo in the middle.

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Brilliance Shineray SWM Eroe Electric SUV Concept Launched In China

April 25, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Brilliance Shineray SWM Eroe Electric SUV

The new Brilliance-Shineray SWM Eroe electric SUV concept car has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show in China. It looks great with a blue white paint job, a low roof line, a space ship grille, and ultra large wheels with shiny five-spoke alloys.

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The Singulato iS6 From China Is Aimed At The Tesla Model 3

April 24, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Singulato iS6

Singulato shipped their new iS6 electric crossover SUV to the Shanghai Auto Show, showing off its beautiful lights and dark blue body. Singulato is a brand under Zhiche Auto, a Chinese start-up based in Beijing. Small-batch production of the iS6 will start late this year and mass production in mid 2018. Price will range from 200.000 to 300.000 yuan ($30.000 – 43.000), pitching the iS6 straight up against the Tesla Model 3.

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Yudo Auto Launches The X-Pi Electric Concept Car In China

April 24, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Yudo Auto

We are not quite done with the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. Sorry for the delay in our reporting. We had some technical difficulties last week but everything should be all right now.

We continue immediately with the new Yudo Auto X-Pi electric concept car. Pi as in π, the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. It previews an upcoming mid-size crossover SUV that is scheduled to hit the Chinese auto market in 2019.

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NextEV NIO ES8 Is A Surprisingly Normal Electric SUV

April 19, 2017 by Joey Wang

NextEV NIO ES8 Is A Surprisingly Normal Electric SUV

This is the NextEV NIO ES8, and while it looks rather good it also looks surprisingly ‘normal’ from the young car company that gave us the EP9 supercar and the EVE autonomous concept. The NIO ES8 is a semi-concept which means that the eventual production car will only be different on details.

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Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Unveiled On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

April 19, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Unveiled On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

The Volkswagen Group is all too busy with their new electric crossover concepts on the Shanghai Auto Show in China; earlier on we saw the Skoda Vision E and the Audi e-tron Sportback., and now it is time for the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz.

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Audi e-tron Sportback Concept Launched On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

April 19, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Audi e-tron Sportback Concept Launched On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

The new Audi e-tron Sportback Concept has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show in China, and it looks great; painted in matte gray with a strong aggressive stance, wide shoulders, big wheels, and massive grille. The e-tron Sportback previews a sporty electric SUV coupe that will hit the market in 2019.

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Buick Velite 5 Launched In Shanghai, China

April 18, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Buick Velite 5 Launched In Shanghai, China

The Buick Velite 5 has been unveiled in China, on the eve of the Shanghai Auto Show, in a poorly lit hall where everything looks kinda blue. The Velite 5 is a variant of the Chevrolet Volt manufactured in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. It has been launched on the Chinese auto market immediately; price including subsidies starts at 229.800 yuan and ends at 259.800 yuan ($33.360-37.700) .

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