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Among the key participants who joined the groundbreaking ceremony were Miao Rui Lin, the Mayor of Nanjing; Luo Qun, the vice mayor; and YS Kwon, the President of Energy Solution Company of LG Chem.

LG Chem Breaks Ground On China EV Battery Factory

LG Chem is expanding its lithium-ion battery production capacity by adding a factory in Nanjing, China, which will be constructed by the end of 2015. The Korean company is preparing for annual production capacity for more than 100,000 electric vehicles in China, investing hundreds of millions of dollars. By 2020,…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 6

GAC-Toyota Ranz Concept

Toyota To Launch Cheap EV Sub Brand In China

Next year, China will probably get another electric car on the market as Toyota would like to establish a special brand there for “cheap EVs” as everyone wants to be a part of the new paradigm in the country. “Toyota will launch a new sub-brand in China in 2015, it…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 45

Checking In At Number 10 - The BMW i3

BMW i3, i8 On Sale Now In China

Last month, BMW entered China’s blooming electric vehicle segment when both the i3 and i8 went on sale there. Pricing for the BMW i3 is reasonable at 449,000 yuan (or $73,000 USD), while the i8′s price tag makes the Tesla Model S seem downright cheap.  i8s starts at ~ two…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 8


China Ups Electric Vehicle Production More Than Tenfold

China electric car sales are booming and so is production, which in August increased 11-times year-over-year! A total of 5,191 pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars (New Energy Vehicles) were made last month in China. In the first eight months, production amounted to 31,137. Battery electric passenger cars soared nearly…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 3

(Two men in center, from left) Yunshi Wang, director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation at UC Davis, and Zhixin Wu, deputy director of the China Automotive Technology and Research Center shake hands in Tianjin, China during a signing ceremony Sept. 6. Behind the two are (from left), Alberto Ayala, deputy executive officer of the California Air Resources Board; and Gang Li, department chief of the Industry Coordination Bureau of the National Development and Reform Commission. (China Automotive Technology and Research Center/photo)

UC Davis Teams With China’s Automotive Tech & Research Center To Speed Plug-In Vehicle Adoption In China

During the 2014 International Forum on Chinese Automotive Industry Development, the China Automotive Technology and Research Center and the University of California, Davis established a partnership for Zero emission Vehicles. Both sides signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal to speed the commercialization of plug-in and fuel cell electric cars in…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 0

I'm Hydrated - Let's Do This Thing!

China Ready To Dump $16 Billion Into EV Charging Stations

Over in China, there’s plenty of action on the plug-in vehicle front. Currently, China’s central government is considering a plan that calls for up to 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in government funds to go towards the installation of public charging stations. Bloomberg first reported on this, citing two sources…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 10