Business / Auto

Nation sets focus on electric, hybrid cars

[2012-04-19 09:30]

China is making the industrialization of pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid automobiles, aiming in part at upgrading the auto industry.

NE China city to encourage purchase of clean-energy cars

[2011-07-09 14:38]

The city of Changchun, known as China's "auto city", is planning to build charging facilities to encourage people to purchase electric clean-energy automobiles.

Electric vehicle batteries 'must improve'

[2011-06-10 11:09]

China's new-energy vehicle production capacity is expected to hit around 300,000 units by 2012.

Powering up the lure of e-cars

[2011-06-07 16:58]

I was feeling revved up after I read in METRO that people who buy electric cars, or e-cars, will be able to take a detour around the city's license plate lottery. What a breath of fresh air the idea is.

Automakers show ambitions in green car drive

[2011-04-22 14:47]

Chinese automakers have unveiled their ambitious environment-friendly car designs at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Show, but experts warn that there is a long way ahead before most families are driving green cars.

Miao: 100b yuan boost to alternatives

[2011-03-14 13:32]

The central government will spend 100 billion yuan ($14.87 billion) over the next decade to support development of new energy and energy-saving vehicles in China, according to Miao Wei, head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Beijing to tighten vehicle emission standards

[2011-03-12 15:23]

Beijing will apply a stricter emission standard for the city's five million motor vehicles next year to reduce automobile exhaust, the biggest source of air pollution in the Chinese capital, an environmental official said Saturday.

BYD to inaugurate electric buses in Denmark

[2011-03-11 10:50]

China's electric vehicle maker BYD Automobile Co Ltd is set to trial a full-size, all-electric bus in the Danish capital Copenhagen, according to a news release issued by Denmark's biggest public transport operator Movia and Denmark's Ministry of Foreign affairs Thursday.

Lottery green light for 17,600 people

[2011-01-27 10:16]

The capital's first car license plate lottery took place on Wednesday under new rules to tackle chronic traffic gridlock and air pollution.

New rules alter the game for car hire companies

[2011-01-27 09:27]

Car rental companies in Beijing have enjoyed robust growth in business as many people resorted to hiring a car when their plans to buy one were dampened by the new vehicle registration rules.

China may lead in electric vehicle race

[2011-01-20 10:01]

China could lead the race to roll out electric vehicles and will deploy new transport technologies faster than the United States, according to a report by Accenture that compares the two countries.

BYD drops 100 dealers after sales disappoint

[2011-01-17 15:28]

Following dealer pullouts last year, carmaker BYD has admitted its sales network grew too fast and has cut the number of dealerships by 100, domestic media said. 

Daimler sees China 2011 sales outgrowing market

[2011-01-17 15:08]

Daimler AG's sees China sales exceeding the 10 percent overall growth of the car market this year, a senior company executive said on Saturday.

China's automaker BYD presents green vision in US

[2011-01-11 11:16]

China's auto maker BYD Co Ltd presented its "Three Green Dreams" strategy on Monday at the 2011 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS).

China to end tax incentives for small-engine vehicles in 2011

[2010-12-29 09:44]

China will resume levying a 10 percent purchase tax on vehicles with engine sizes of 1.6 liters or less beginning in 2011 as the country rebounds from the financial crisis and the economy has regained its rapid growth, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Tuesday.

Car registration limit to vary each year

[2010-12-28 17:57]

"Beijing will control the number of registered vehicles next year to 240,000. The number will be decided by each year's traffic capacity from now on," Li Xiaosong, deputy director of Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport said, The Beijing News reported Tuesday.

Anticipated limit on license plates fuels car-buying frenzy

[2010-12-23 11:40]

Beijing is expected to release a package of detailed rules on Thursday to ease its growing traffic gridlock, including axing new car license plates from next year.
Beijing to limit new car plates to 240,000 annually

Biggest-ever Guangzhou auto show underway

[2010-12-23 11:31]

The 8th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, one of China's top three auto shows, is underway in the southern metropolis from Dec 21 to 27.

Fisker Automotive to sell electric cars in China

[2010-12-16 11:28]

The California-based premium electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker Automotive is ready to sell its environment-friendly low carbon-emission cars in China next fall, the company announced on Wednesday.

Green opportunities for storage-battery production

[2010-12-14 15:44]

Seeing robust demand from the new-energy automobile industry for energy storage, China's storage-battery companies have strengthened their efforts to innovate in the field of environmental protection technology.