Feb 21, 2018 - 03:13 pm
Geely to issue 20 plug-in models by 2020
Chinese Geely has lined up 20 new energy vehicles to be released before the end of the decade. Two electric as well as two PHEV models are to launch this year in China in an effort to electrify 90% of the range.
Feb 12, 2018 - 06:39 pm
Change of mind: China to retain local EV subsidies
In a change of heart, China’s government is pondering to allow provinces to continue with local subsidies for EVs to sustain the rising demand for new energy vehicles in the country, Bloomberg quotes sources close to the matter.
Feb 5, 2018 - 05:36 pm
BYD’s new battery plant to start producing this June
Build your own battery factory – the lines at BYD’s latest plant shall start rolling this June. Located in the Chinese province of Qinghai, the 4bn yuan facility is designed for an annual production capacity of 10 GWh of lithium batteries.
Jan 29, 2018 - 11:15 am
Electric bumper cars crash in China
A group of kids in China damaged 30 electric cars. The EVs had been stored in an underground car park – until the children found the keys inside the cars and decided to play but not hide and seek.
Jan 24, 2018 - 12:49 pm
Mazda and Changan team up to build electric SUV
Mazda and Changan join forces to develop EVs. The first electric model, an SUV is to launch on the Chinese mainland next year. Most of the electronic innards will come from Changan while Mazda will design the outer body.
Jan 24, 2018 - 11:46 am
The Bubble car got a copy-cat in China
As fuel economy is the word of the day, China’s LSVE looked to Europe for inspiration and reinvented the Bubble car. Formerly built by BMW as Isetta, the Chinese version of the tiny legend runs on electricity and that isn’t the only difference.
Jan 21, 2018 - 01:30 pm
FOMM Concept EV about to go serial and it swims
Inspired by Japan’s 2011 tsunami, the Fomm Concept One is a water-cruising EV that is on its way towards serial production. Dubbed as the world’s “smallest class 4 seater EV” it shall enable first (or last) mile travel.
Jan 21, 2018 - 03:04 am
Toyota to slash cost of fuel cell cars by half
Toyota is working on a Mirai successor that is to halve the cost of the fuel cell car and core components. Launch of the new system for FCVs is set for 2020 and Toyota plans further price decreases by 2025.
Jan 21, 2018 - 02:50 am
Nissan to launch electric bus with Leaf technology
Japan will see the start of an electric bus project that will utilise technology of the Nissan Leaf. Headed by Kumamoto University testing of the Yoka ECO Bus is to commence this February. The bus comes with three electric drives, batteries as well as the inverter of Nissan’s bestselling EV.
Jan 18, 2018 - 02:14 pm
Also Ashok Leyland to use metal-air batteries by Phinergy
Just one day after Israel’s battery company Phinergy announced a cooperation with Indian’s state-owned oil company Indian Oil Corporation, Ashok Leyland states that it also teams up with the Isreali to progress in the field of metal-air batteries.
Jan 17, 2018 - 03:21 pm
Great Wall launches new EV brand Ora in China
China’s carmaker Great Wall starts a dedicated new energy vehicle brand in its homeland. Ora, or Oula in Chinese will debut at the Beijing Auto Show this April. Pictures have been leaked revealing Ora’s first EV.
Jan 17, 2018 - 02:55 pm
Toyota cuts exclusive lithium deal with Orocobre
Toyota Tsusho, the trading arm of Toyota, has acquired a 15% share in Australian lithium miner Orocobre. The deal cost Toyota 232m dollars but the investment is to secure exclusive lithium supply for its future EV batteries.
Jan 16, 2018 - 07:42 pm
German Hydrogenious Technologies comes to China
German Hydrogenious Technologies cut a deal with China’s Broad-Ocean Motor as part of a third round of financing. It enables Hydrogenious to offer its unique H2 storage solution in the People’s Republic.
Jan 10, 2018 - 12:35 pm
15 new EV models from FAW’s Hongqi by 2025
Chinese carmaker FAW wants to launch 15 all-electric models under its Hongqi brand by 2025, and will kick start the effort with the first EV this year. By 2020, range may reach 600 kilometres as a standard with autonomy to increase gradually.
Jan 8, 2018 - 04:29 pm
Japan aims for zero sales of ICEs by 2040
It looks like 2040 will be the year that finishes fossil-fuel powered vehicles off for good. Japan has now joined the growing circle of countries to set that deadline. Tokyo though wants to work with substantial incentives rather than penalties.
Jan 8, 2018 - 10:56 am
Taiwan to outlaw fuel-powered bikes and cars
With 14 million two-wheelers for its populace of 23 million, Taiwan praises itself to have the highest motorcycle density in the world. Accordingly, its latest law for climate action aims to get their exhaust under control.
Dec 20, 2017 - 01:16 pm
Next-gen Honda Insight Hybrid to return in 2018
Honda will unveil a prototype of the hybrid Insight at the next Auto Show in Detroit in January as the precursor to the new 2019 Insight. On-sale of what will be the third generation of the hybrid pioneer is to begin next year.