Posts Tagged china

BMW 530Le

BMW 530Le Plug-In Hybrid Debuts In China

The BMW 530Le plug-in hybrid makes its world debut at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show. Built specifically for the fast growing Chinese automotive market, the 530Le is based on the long wheelbase 5 Series which is manufactured in China by the Brilliance-BMW joint venture. Just like the BMW X5 eHybrid,…

6 days ago by Inside EVs Staff 4

Tesla Model S Supercharging In China

Tesla’s China President Resigns. Again.

China seems to be a place of unrest for Tesla, as the company has lost another President of operations there this week. In fact, if you are an avid follower of Tesla (or a shareholder), looking to China has been the thing to do over the past 3 or 4…

1 week ago by Jay Cole 7

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,…

1 month 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…

1 month 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…

2 months 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…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 3