The billionaire behind Volvo’s Chinese Parent Company, Geely Holding Group, bought a 51 percent stake in sporty car maker Lotus yesterday.
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Sales of electric cars continue to grow in China, although it’s unclear if the increased demand is due to government action or if it’s sustainable.
Call it an homage, if you like. Whatever you call the Youxia X, however, there is no denying that the Chinese electric car was inspired by the Model S.
Originally posted on CleanTechnica China has long had a problem with an unregulated counterfeiting business that makes knockoffs of everything from Air Jordans to automobiles. While some examples are more egregious than others, there’s no denying the Tesla design influence of the Aoxin Ibis. Unfortunately, the Chinese knockoff electric car is the automotive equivalent of […]
In January Elon Musk was blunt when he said that Chinese sales of the Tesla Model S weren’t living up to expectations, but he seemed bullish on the automaker’s ability to turn things around. Yet two months later, the Wall St. Journal reports that Tesla is cutting some 180 jobs from its Chinese staff, as […]
Companies large and small have turned to profit-sharing and annual bonuses as a means of keeping workers happy and productive. Usually these bonuses come in the form of a cash lump sum or shares in the company, but one Chinese tech company decided to hand out its bonuses in car shape. Specifically, the Tesla Model […]
Elon Musk was ambitious in his plans to conquer China with the Tesla Model S, but his bravado alone has not been enough to move the electric sedan. So in addition to threatening firings over slow sales of the Model S, Tesla will now offer all customers who bought their cars after January 1st a […]
The Chinese government is considering a subsidy for lithium-ion batteries, even though the country already has more battery production than it needs.
2014 was the breakthrough year for plug-in car sales in China. Nearly 75,000 plug-in hybrid and electric cars were sold in China last year, a 320% increase.
Chinese consumers have proven remarkably open-minded about new technology, which could spur the adoption of autonomous cars.
China’s central government says that it will begin publicly naming and punishing companies that don’t meet fuel economy and emissions standards
In Europe e-bike sales are bucking local trends and selling in greater numbers, despite costing more than twice as much as regular bicycles.
Tesla offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who successfully hacked a Model S, and a Chinese University team just pulled it off, remotely unlocking a Model S.
Yesterday the Chinese government announced that all electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles would be exempt from that 10% national sales tax.
An angry Chinese customer named Yu Xinquan took a wrench and smashed the windshield of his brand new Tesla Model S just minutes after taking delivery.
Long known for their emphasis on safety, use of high-end materials, and impeccable build quality, cars wearing Volvo’s “ironmark” badge are expected to be a step above cars like Subarus and Hyundais. Later this year, Volvo will begin building a long wheelbase version of its popular S60 sedan called the S60L, which will show up […]