China

Look, I'm reading the paper instead of driving!  (Apparently heading up 4 automakers lets one test out all the 'new hotness' first)

Renault To Test Self-Driving ZOE In China

Renault, which first presented its ZOE-based autonomous prototype NEXT TWO in 2013 (see CEO Carlos Ghosn test drive above), is now gearing-up for tests in China. A fleet of “self-driving” ZOEs are be tested in city of Wuhan in November to demonstrate the technology. Renault is second European automaker after Volvo,…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 0

ELIX is Not Inductive Power Transfer, It is Magneto-Dynamic Coupling (MDC)

ELIX Team Up With Zongshen Group To Commercialize Wireless Charging

ELIX announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Zongshen Group’s Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Co. to develop and manufacture wireless charging systems. Zongshen brings a $5 million investment and takes manufacturing of the system on its shoulders in China. With Zongshen’s help, ELIX intends to be ready with E8K 8 kW, 4…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 3

velite

Chevrolet Volt Arrives In China As Buick Velite?

According to reports coming out of China, Shanghai General Motors is prepping a more luxurious version of the Chevrolet Volt to sell in China. The vehicle will be sold under GM’s highly successful (in China, at least) Buick brand and will sport the name Velite. This name was reportedly applied…

4 months ago by Eric Loveday 47

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – August 2016

BYD Doubles EV Sales In August, Sets New Record Of 10,545 Sold

Once again BYD continued its strong EV sales pace in China, and again doubles its year-over-year plug-in electric car results. For August, the 10,545 electric vehicles sold by the company was another best ever result, and was also the third consecutive month BYD finished above the 10,000 mark. With more than 63,500 sales so far…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 25

LeEco LeSEE autonomous EV project

LeEco Raises Over $1 Billion For Electric Car Development

LeEco, which earlier this year unveiled at the Auto China in Beijing the LeSEE concept and hinted at a $2 billion EV factory investment, has raised $1.08 billion. The capital was injected by Legend Holdings Corp., Yingda Capital Management Co. and China Minsheng Trust. With the additional billion it should be…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 7