Business / Auto China

China could pass US in electric-car market, expert says

[2015-03-04 11:14]

China, the world's largest new-car market, is expected to surpass the United States to become the world's largest market for electric vehicles with its dramatically increased sales since the second half of 2014, according to an expert at the University of California-Davis.

Overcapacity casts shadow on world's largest auto market

[2015-03-02 07:01]

Overcapacity is proving to be a headache for automakers in China as sales slow in the world's largest auto market, said analysts and industry insiders.

Fisker to return as Elux in 2016 after Wanxiang rebrand

[2015-03-02 07:01]

The revival of New Fisker's hybrid sports car model will be pushed back to mid-2016 as its Chinese owner Wanxiang Group plans to rebrand the company and raise its price tags.

Changes crucial to boost new energy car industry

[2015-03-02 07:01]

The Ministry of Science and Technology issued a draft of the government's plan to support research and development of new energy vehicles to gain public opinion on Feb 16.

Mini electric cars see success in small cities

[2015-03-02 07:01]

More than 300,000 small, pure electric cars were sold in China last year. Perhaps surprisingly, the best seller was not Tesla Model S. Instead the top sellers were mini electric cars.

Destination charging to get Tesla's models on the road

[2015-03-02 07:01]

Building charging posts at the homes and work places of electric car owners, direct selling and cooperating with third-party partners has helped Tesla localize in China.

China's Wanxiang to rebrand Fisker as Elux

[2015-02-23 15:15]

Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group will push back its planned relaunch of the defunct Fisker Karma hybrid sports car until mid-2016 and rebrand Fisker Automotive as Elux.

Changan Ford responds to Chinese customers' wants

[2015-02-16 10:20]

Changan Ford has set an ambitious goal for the Chinese market and wants to fulfill it by listening carefully to the voices of the country's car owners.

VW: Huge funding in the future in China

[2015-02-16 09:22]

German carmaker plans $25 billion investment in China over the next five years to maintain its three-decade-long leadership in Chinese market.

Richest Chinese helps carmakers turn to solar power

[2015-02-13 15:54]

Hanergy provided the photovoltaic technology and thin-film panels to Guangqi Honda Automobile's plant in Guangdong province.

Even cars sometimes take the train

[2015-02-13 08:52]

Train workers busily load dozens of containers carrying cars onto the train at the station in Chengdu. But this is no ordinary freight train.

Safety and quality will drive Volvo Cars' growth

[2015-02-12 17:18]

Volvo's quality is based on the company's build process, global engineering standard and manufacturing system, said Volvo Car China's CEO Lars Danielson.

FAW-Volkswagen to launch biggest JV investment in Tianjin

[2015-02-11 17:11]

A production base that FAW-Volkswagen plans to set up in Tianjin will be the biggest joint-venture investment in the northern port city's manufacturing sector.

Electric car share project to shake up traditional market

[2015-02-09 07:46]

Internet car service platform Yongche Inc, domestic carmaker Chery Automobile Co and telematics company Pateo Corp established a joint venture to build fully electric smart cars.

Infiniti lays foundations for ambitious local plans in China

[2015-02-09 07:46]

Japanese luxury carmaker Infiniti hopes its locally made lineup and brand-building campaign will lay solid foundations for its mid-term plan in the Chinese market this year.

Daimler AG to strengthen R&D in China

[2015-02-09 07:46]

Daimler AG has vowed to beef up its research and development capability in China in a bid to align its premium passenger car brand Mercedes-Benz to the changing tastes of wealthy Chinese.

Qoros hopes new CEO will boost sluggish sales

[2015-02-09 07:46]

Qoros Automotive Co appointed former General Motors' senior executive Phil Murtaugh as its CEO last week.

Auto special: BMW Automotive Finance dives deep into the Chinese market

[2015-02-09 07:46]

BMW Automotive Finance China is aiming to become the leader in China for financial mobility services.

Uber works with car rental companies to continue operation in China

[2015-02-07 08:01]

Uber Technologies Inc said its strategy of working with vehicle-rental companies in China instead of individual car owners has allowed it to continue operations.

People line up for license plates in Shanghai

[2015-02-05 14:29]

Throngs of people people lined up outside the Shanghai International Auction House on Monday Feb 2, braving the cold and waiting for hours outside.