Category Archives: Electric Car

BAIC E150 EV Will Soon Be Available to Beijing Residents for US$16,000

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Following the examples of Shanghai and Guangzhou, the city of Beijing will soon begin providing subsidies and special car plates to private EV buyers. The pure-electric version of BAIC’s E150 subcompact is poised to become the first model to benefit. Having over 5 million cars and plagued by air pollution, the Chinese capital has strong […]

BYD-Daimler Delays Release of DENZA EV

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The DENZA electric car from the BYD-Daimler joint venture won’t be released late this year as planned, according to several sources at the company. And the scheduled debut of a production model at next month’s Shanghai auto show has been canceled. Instead, a test model will make an appearance. A new date of market launch […]

Chinese EV Sales Ranking for 2012

While doubling the size it was in 2011, the Chinese market for plug-in electric cars remained extremely small last year. According to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, automakers based in China delivered only about 12,000 high-speed pure electrics and 1,500 plug-in hybrids in 2012, which, combined, accounted for 0.826% of the 15,495,200 passenger cars sold. […]

Kandi and Geely Team Up to Promote Short-range EVs

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On March 22, Shanghai Maple Guorun, a subsidiary of Geely, signed a contract with Kandi Vehicle (sometimes called "Kangdi Vehicles") in Hangzhou to set up a joint venture for building and promoting small, short-range electric cars. Called Zhejiang Kandi Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd., the new company has a self-proclaimed mission of "providing cities with affordable […]

EV Promotion Missed Target: Ministry of Industry

"The country failed to achieve the green-car objective set for 2012," admitted Su Bo, Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology, on Thursday. Unless stronger, more effective measures are taken, he said, it is impossible to reach 500,000 sales of alternative-fuel vehicles in the period between 2012 and 2015, a target set by the State […]

Nissan Leaf Taxi Service Launched in Dalian, Preparing for Local EV Production

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Five Nissan Leafs began serving passengers in the city of Dalian on Monday in a pilot program designed to support a plan for local production of the pure electric. According to an agreement signed last year between the Dalian government and Dongfeng-Nissan, the electric taxi fleet will be expanded to 1,000 units in the coming […]

Victims’ Families Sue BYD over e6 Crash Deaths

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The second courting hearing over the fatal 5.26 accident began on Jan 22 in Shenzhen, disclosing more details about the BYD e6 crash that killed three people. Families of the two passengers killed in the e6 demand 1.49 million Yuan in compensation, for each of the two victims, from each of the two companies involved: […]

Party Boss of Shenzhen Swapped Audi A6 for BYD e6

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People of Shenzhen recently noticed their city’s top official, Party Secretary Wang Rong, had given up his Audi A6 and commuted in an all-electric BYD e6, in a gesture to support both the green cause and the local EV industry. Like most Chinese officials, Wang Rong gets his ride free from the government. In the […]

Shenzhen Gets 500 BYD e6 Police Cars

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BYD delivered the first batch of the e6s to the Shenzhen Police on December 27, filling the largest single order it has ever received for the pure electric sedan. In total, 500 e6s will be employed by the police in the city where the automaker is based. With a top speed of 140km/h and driving […]

China EV Sales Are Expected to Top 10,000 in 2012

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While both the government and automakers in China push hard on the development of EVs, consumers apparently remain unmoved. Data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers show that in the first three quarters of this year, only 7,492 Chinese-made high-speed battery cars were sold, including 3,973 hybrids (covering both plug-in and non-plug-in models) and 3,519 […]

BYD to Assemble Electric Buses in Bulgaria

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BYD signed an agreement with Bulgaria’s Bulmineral Tuesday on assembling pure-electric buses in Breznik, a town 50km west of Sofia, according to Xinhua News. Alexander¬†Usachev,¬†CEO of Bulmineral, told reporters that a monthly production capacity of 40-60 e-buses would be created in the initial phase of the joint venture, and the first vehicle was to roll […]