This article was originally posted to the Chinese auto portal Auto.163.com late last week, I put it into my bookmarks with the aim of translating it over the weekend, it didn’t happen of course but life did and I finally had a chance to translate it over lunch on Tuesday. Except the original article had been deleted from the Auto 163 site. Perhaps it…

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Pure electric and fuel cell vehicles are poor sellers in the Chinese market, in fact only Shanghai and Shenzhen have seen any sort of EV sales over the past 12 months but the rest of China seems to be a death ground for the development of a much lauded EV market. China has been labelled as the potential savior market for electric vehicles owing to the…

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When it comes to electric cars it seems that everyone is pointing towards the Chinese market as the foundation to guide the way into a new era of cheap and whirring automotive transportation. On the ground in China it seems to be a different story, of course there is a massive impetus on building an electric car industry in China, but no electric car…

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According to American consultancy company, Pikes Research, China will be the world’s largest EV market by 2015. Theoretically, it could be, but real world conditions indicate that for China to become the world’s largest EV market in the next three years they are going to have to do a lot of ground work on building the necessary infrastructure and educating…

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Subaru may not get the rubber stamp it desires to enter the Chinese market with Chery according to the below Reuters report, Reuters are citing Toyota’s 16% ownership in Subaru as the main reason why China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) are mulling killing the JV before it hits the ground. The real reason is more than obvious, China’s…

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The Chinese patent office has been a great source of many future car plans over the past 24 months with many a car being leaked before their own manufacturers have had chance to post an official comment. However with China being the biggest car market in the world and being home to some of the world’s worst car cloning it comes as no surprise to learn…

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After losing their grip on the opportunity of working with Saab, Hawtai have lost no ground in chasing new partners, Hawtai are reportedly working with the Malaysian auto company Proton.

According to inside sources the two companies maybe pairing up to take on the Indonesian market and have had multiple high level meetings at Hawtai’s new…

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BYD and Daimler signed a joint venture several months ago with plans to build a new brand which would utilize BYD’s electrical know how and Daimler’s automotive engineering skills and would focus solely on building new energy cars. The two have pushed a design to the Chinese patent board which of course was leaked in rapid time to the internet, the…

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