Category Archives: Electric Car

Changan-Ford Develops Focus-derived “Jiayue” EV

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As the government demands more contribution from them to the development of native brands and green technology, sino-foreign joint ventures have in recent years launched a set of China-only vehicle marques. These new marques are useful in bringing back outdated foreign-brand models or introducing electric ones (the Chinese government currently does not provide subsidies to […]

Venucia E30, A Re-badged Nissan Leaf, Makes Its Debut: 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show in Pics (3)

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The joint venture of Dongfeng-Nissan unwrapped today Venucia E30, a re-badged Nissan Leaf. The production version of the Venucia E-Concept showcased earlier this year, the E30 won’t be released until 2015. Sharing all essential features with the Leaf, the Venucia EV has a 2700mm wheelbase and is 4488mm long, 1770mm wide, and 1550mm high. Venucia […]

Shanghai-GM Releases Springo Sail EV: 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show in Pics (1)

As the 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show opened to journalists today, Shanghai-GM announced the release of its first all-electric model, the Springo Sail EV. The production version of the Sail EV concept showcased two years ago, it sells for 258,000 Yuan (US$413,800) before incentives. A pure-electric version of the Chevy Sail hatchback, the Springo EV is […]

Shanghai-GM To Release All-Electric “Springo,” Derived from Sail EV Concept

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The production version of the Sail EV concept was exposed this week bearing a new nameplate "Springo." An all-electric version of the Chevy Sail hatchback, the Springo EV is expected to go on sale later this month when the 2012 Guangzhou Auto Show will be held. The logo of the Springo EV, containing an S […]

All-Electric SAIC Roewe E50 Hits the Market at US$37,589

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Those expecting China to produce cheap but world-class EVs may be disappointed by this: the pure-electric Roewe E50 from SAIC, officially released today, comes with a price tag comparable to that of the Nissan Leaf but offers less utility. The four-seater subcompact hatchback, powered by an 18kwh battery pack, sells for 234,900 Yuan (US$37,589) before […]

DENZA EV Is in Road Test

Official press release from BYD-Daimler:   Chinese Electric Car Brand Sets 1,000,000km Goal – DENZA is the first brand in China to focus exclusively on electric vehicles – Intensive tests ensure high-level reliability, safety and comfort – Company developed own tests to ensure safety of high-voltage electric drive train DENZA –the result of a joint […]

Zotye’s Electric Two-Seater Exposed

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Zotye Auto, known as the maker of 5008 EV and the cheapest Chinese car, Jiangnan Alto (TT), is developing a micro pure-electric car looking like Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV, according to the Chinese medium "Internet Info Agency." About half a meter shorter than the i-MiEV, a five-door hatchback, the Zotye model has only three doors and one […]

Watch DENZA’s New Brand Video

In pairing up with BYD to develop DENZA EVs, Daimler is doing something noble and brave, which often means not making much economic sense. DENZA is a venture of two dreamers, a Chinese answer to Tesla. Now half a year from the scheduled debut of the first mass production DENZA model and one year from […]

DENZA Held First Supplier Conference

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The joint venture of Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology held its first-ever supplier conference earlier this week in Shenzhen to prepare for the volume production of the DENZA EV, which is to be launched next year. About 80 companies from around the world attended the conference. According to the company’s official press release, Bosch, Continental, […]

JAC Delivers 500 J3 EVs (“ievs”)

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JAC held a ceremony in Hefei on September 29 to cerebrate the delivery of 500 units of the J3 EV or "iev." These pure-electric vehicles were sold or leased to mostly organizational customers in two cities: Hefei, where JAC is based, and Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. The city of Chengdu bought 220 through […]

High Costs Threaten Beijing’s Only E-Bus Line

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In China’s plan to promote sustainable mobility, electrifying city buses is a priority. Yet, in Beijing, a pioneer in adopting battery all-electric buses, the fleet of e-buses on its streets has shrunken in the past four years after the 2008 Olympics, plagued by high operation costs. Beijing first deployed all-electric buses powered by on-board batteries […]

Nissan Leaf Joins Shanghai EV Demonstration Program

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Misaki Masami, Vice General Manager of Nissan China, handed the key of a Nissan Leaf to officials of Shanghai International Automobile City (SIAC) on August 21, offering free test rides of the all-electric to the public in a designated EV demonstration zone. In the pilot program operated in Anting in the Jiading district of Shanghai, […]