Tesla’s China Strategy Faces Big Obstacles

China presents a unique challenge to Tesla, including faster high-speed trains, a lack of charging infrastructure, zero government financial support, and worst of all, a lack of brand perception. Can Tesla overcome?

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Tesla Motors Looks To China With Cautious Optimism

With over 1.3 billion people and much of the world’s manufacturing and economic power, China holds incredible buying power and a nigh-insatiable lust for luxury goods. For high-end car makers like Tesla Motors though, selling products in China is both a risky and worthwhile endeavor, and it seems like Elon’s electric automaker already has pent-up demand in the Peoples’ Republic.

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Saab Heading To China To Build EVs

Despite the odds, Swedish automaker Saab has been kept alive by a last minute deal facilitated by a Chinese company that will turn the traditional automaker into a builder of electric vehicles. New details about the deal indicate that Saab’s buyer, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, will likely ship old Saab 9-3 models to China for sale, and will deliver its first pure electric car by 2014.

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Green News Roundup: Friday, October 14th

Happy Friday! Sorry about no news roundup yesterday morning…I had a uh, long night, shall we say. But that is behind me, and in front of me are a whole bunch of news items for your enjoyment! Some of today’s highlights include Honda’s Chinese EV, German trains going green, and the electric Edison2 gets 245 MPGe.

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Not So Fast: Ford’s Plans to Build Chinese EV’s Not So Clear

Sometimes, in a rush to get a story out, certain facts are overlooked. Luckily, there are many diligent minds out there who pay better attention to the news than say, me. And according to The Truth About Cars, Ford’s plans of building a Chinese EV may not be so solid after all.

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Ford Announces Intentions to Produce Chinese Electric Cars

China is one of the world’s main contributor of harmful emissions. China is also a world leader when it comes to pursuing sustainable technologies. Ford sees that, and has announced its intention to build an EV with its Chinese partner, Changan Auto.

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