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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…

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 8

DENZA EV

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…

2 weeks 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…

4 weeks 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…

4 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 10

BYD Qin in China Rally Championship

China Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Double

According to China Electric Vehicle Industry Report by ResearchInChina, China plug-in car sales are accelerating. Sales volume in the first half of the year already exceeds 20,000, which is more than in the whole of 2013. Expected 50,000 sales for 2014 mean that the market will likely be more than…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 15

Tesla Model S In China

China Exempts Electric Vehicles From 10% Purchase Tax

As we’ve detailed in the recent past, China is taking some significant strides to support the roll out of electric vehicles. The latest move by China is to waive a 10 percent purchase tax on electric vehicles  “as part of expanded measures to combat pollution and cut energy dependence,” according…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 14