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Brilliance-BMW Zinoro 60H Launched On The Chinese Car Market

March 23, 2017 by Joey Wang

Brilliance-BMW Zinoro 60H Launched On The Chinese Car Market

The Zinoro 60H plug-in hybrid has been launched on the Chinese car market. The 60H is the production version of the Zinoro Next concept. It is based on the long wheelbase BMW X1 Li. Zinoro is a sub brand of the Brilliance-BMW joint venture making new-energy vehicles (NEVs).

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The Fulidai Red Panda LSEV From China Is What A Small Jeep Should Be

March 21, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

The Fulidai Red Panda LSEV From China Is What A Small Jeep Should Be

Jeep has given us the Renegade but that is not really a small car. This little beauty is, and this big big world needs more small small Jeeps. She is called the Fulidai Red Panda, a new LSEV that I met on the the 2017 Jinan EV Show. It is a two-door three-seat hatchback with a Jeep nose and blue lights. It also has white bumpers and wheel arches, sporty wheels, a sun roof, and blue search lights.

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The Xinlonghai 2300 LSEV From China Is The Hottest Firetruck In The World

March 20, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

The Xinlonghai 2300 LSEV From China Is The Hottest Firetruck In The World

This fiery red beauty is the Xinlonghai 2300, an LSEV firetruck that I met on the the 2017 Jinan EV Show. It was the hottest firetruck on the show and likely the hottest in the world. It has a short bonnet, round blue lights, a Jeep-like shiny grille, a bull bar, red bumpers(!), protruding wheel arches, big round black mirrors on stalks, a giant windshield and wiper, and flashlights on the roof.

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New Spy Shots Of The Beijing Auto ArcFox-1 Mini EV For China

March 20, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

New Spy Shots Of The Beijing Auto ArcFox-1 Mini EV For China

Beijing Auto doesn’t really care to hide the new ArcFox-1 anymore. The hipster EV will have its public debut on the Shanghai Auto Show next month and hit the Chinese auto market in Q3. The black area between the lights is a screen; it can say “hello”.

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The Luxing iStar LSEV Is Not A Mercedes-Benz

March 16, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

The Luxing iStar LSEV Is Not A Mercedes-Benz

This wondrous white little wonder is the Luxing iStar, a new LSEV that I met it on the the 2017 Jinan EV Show. It is obviously not a Mercedes-Benz because the three-pointed star points down instead of up. But the grille and bumper do look very familiar…

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The Byvin Xiaozhuangyuan Is An E-Ass LSEV

March 16, 2017 by Joey Wang

The Byvin Xiaozhuangyuan Is An E-Ass LSEV

This little red  firecracker is the Byvin Xiaozhuangyuan, a new LSEV seen on the 2017 Jinan EV Show. It comes with a stumpy nose that has a grille with the lights above it. The bonnet is short with an enormous windscreen with ab even more enormous wiper.

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JAC iEV6E Electric Hatchback Is Finally Ready For China

March 16, 2017 by Joey Wang

JAC iEV6E Electric Hatchback Is Finally Ready For China

This is the production version of the JAC iEV6E, a small electric car for China. The iEV6E, such an easy name to remember and pronounce, has been delayed. It debuted last April and in August JAC said it would launch in September. It is March 2017 now. The production version is scheduled to hit the market next month during the Shanghai Auto Show. Sadly it doesn’t have the…

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Hyundai Elantra Yuedong Is Going Electric In China

March 16, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Hyundai Elantra Yuedong Is Going Electric In China

This is a new electric Hyundai Elantra for China. But it is not really new. It is based on the Hyundai Elantra Yuedong, which is a China-only continuation of the fourth-generation Elantra. The Yuedong will soon be replaced with the new Celesta. The Elantra EV comes with a rather odd black grille, whereas most Chinese EVs have something blue between the lights.

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Dongfeng To Launch New EV Brand In China

March 14, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Dongfeng To Launch New EV Brand In China

Dongfeng Motor is going to launch a new EV brand in China. It will be called Junfeng and it will officially launch on the Shanghai Auto Show next month. The logo is a reworked Dongfeng badge with a blue dot in the middle. Junfeng will start with two cars. The first one is called the ER30.

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NIO Launches The Eve Autonomous Electric Concept Car

March 13, 2017 by Joey Wang

NIO Launches The Eve Autonomous Electric Concept Car

This is the new NIO Eve, an autonomous electric concept car. It was launched in Austin, Texas, and will have its Chinese debut on the Shanghai Auto Show next month. The Eve has an artificial intelligence engine’ that is called Nomi, which will take car of everything from driving to entertainment.

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