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  1. China's recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China’s streets. The plant has secured licenses and is undergoing upgrades to handle...
  2. Tesla to Build Factory in China

    Tesla
    Arrangement could enable electric-car maker to slash production costs, but would still likely incur 25% import tariff. Tesla Inc. has reached an agreement with the Shanghai government to set up its own manufacturing facility in the city, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing people...
  3. China to ban gasoline and diesel cars...sometime

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    The country's vice industry minister said it had started "relevant research" but that it had not yet decided when the ban would come into force. Both the UK and France have already announced plans to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040, as part of efforts to reduce pollution and...
  4. China Ends Some Electric Vehicle JV Mandates- A Plus for GM?

    Chevy Bolt EV Discussion, News, Reviews & Events
    Chinese officials have reportedly waived the requirement for some electric vehicle makers to form joint ventures with Chinese companies before operating in that country. Previously, Beijing had hoped the joint venture requirement would give Chinese automakers access to foreign EV technology...
  5. Model 3 Unveiled at Last!

    Other EVs PHEVs EREVs
    Shorter and fatter, with 265 mile range. But there is a catch... http://gas2.org/2015/03/09/aoxin-ibis-shorter-fatter-tesla-model-s/
  6. Very Disturbing Article About GM in China

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    I ran across this article today on the Wall Street Journal Web site: Welcome to General Tso's Motors http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324482504578451410328454302.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop -- the gist of the article is that GM is basically starting the process of moving its R&D...
  7. Interesting Forbes China Volt Article...

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Anyone know what a Chevy Sail is in China? http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonchang/2012/08/19/general-motors-is-riding-high-in-china-for-now/ MrEnergyCzar
  8. Saab Sold to China-Japan Buyer in Electric-Vehicle Push

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB—a Chinese-Japanese investment group—agreed to buy Saab Automobile and convert the bankrupt Swedish manufacturer into a maker of electric cars. Saab would be entering a market that includes the Chevrolet Volt, made by former owner General Motors Co., and...
  9. Volt in China, Over a Dozen Dealerships Ready

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    General Motors expects the Chinese market to purchase almost 50 percent of all luxury vehicles sold by the end of this decade, so Volt has the potential to become the sleeper hit of the era. The company is busy lining up dealerships to sell the Volt, with over a dozen on board in major cities...
  10. Fisker and Coda news roundup

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    As Fisker has begun rolling out its first Karmas, it has brushed off critics and is hiring key executives while again raising its prices, but will it now be Coda’s turn to be scrutinized? According to an opinion piece by the LA Times, Coda Holdings is a “Trojan horse” for communist China to...
  11. China to force foreign electric-vehicle component suppliers to share technology

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    China's top economic planner has floated the idea that foreign players who supply green vehicles and parts must partner with local partners and cap their holdings at 50 percent, a major setback for companies such as Delphi Automotive...
  12. GM: Putting out fires, stoking new flames

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Beyond the General Motors' headlines we've already splashed across the page this week, news ranging from close to home to the other side of the world has been a mix of GM contending with setbacks, as well as that of hopeful new ground being tilled for the future. Chevrolet Volt in China –...
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