Business / Auto China

Tesla sees great market potential in China

[2015-01-15 10:25]

China has great potential for electric vehicles thanks to the country's favorable policies and promising market prospect, a senior executive of Tesla Motors said Tuesday.

Tesla CEO says China sales weak, promises Model X by Q3

[2015-01-14 11:24]

Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the electric luxury car maker's sales in China were "unexpectedly weak" during the fourth quarter.

Daimler still bullish about China amid BMW woes

[2015-01-14 10:56]

Daimler Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche said on Monday he saw no signs of a significant slump in sales for Mercedes-Benz luxury cars in China.

Cadillac boss: global strategy prioritizes China

[2015-01-14 09:55]

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen's first move was escaping the General Motors' umbrella by moving the 112-year-old luxury GM segment's headquarters to New York. His second move is to set sights on China.

Aston Martin China names new president

[2015-01-13 15:45]

Aston Martin Lagonda (China) named Michael Mingshan Peng as its new President on Tuesday.

Toyota ends freeze on expansion, looks at three new plants

[2015-01-13 14:11]

Toyota Motor Corp is ending a three-year freeze on building new vehicle assembly plants and is looking to open two new assembly plants in China and another in Mexico.

Beijing pilots street lamp chargers for electric cars

[2015-01-12 15:24]

Beijing has launched a pilot project to transform street lamps to serve as charging poles for electric cars.

LeTV plots its foray into the auto world with electric car

[2015-01-12 13:09]

When word spread last week that Infiniti's former senior manager was joining Chinese Internet company Leshi Holding to develop a car manufacturing business, the company's share price surged.

Highway charging stations give boost to electric cars

[2015-01-12 07:22]

A 1,200-kilometer highway that links two of China's biggest cities is being equipped with a charging system for electric vehicles, a big sign of improvement in the development of such facilities.

Strikes and apps bring congestion on taxi market

[2015-01-10 13:56]

A strike by cab drivers in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing stretched into a second day on Friday, bringing the taxi management system into the spotlight again.

Pick-up service apps drive mixed experience

[2015-01-09 16:30]

Premium car pick-up services through Uber-like mobile phone apps connect riders to third-party companies' drivers.

Nanjing taxi drivers suspend service

[2015-01-09 16:04]

Many Taxi drivers in Nanjing city in East China's Jiangsu province have suspended their service since Thursday to protest a decrease in the fuel surcharge.

Car2go taps Asian market in Chongqing

[2015-01-09 15:25]

The Chinese metropolis of Chongqing will become the first city in Asia to work with car2go as the world's largest car-sharing company.

Car makers pay to keep Chinese dealers happy as market slows

[2015-01-09 14:18]

After years of outsized growth that turned China into the world's biggest car market, a slowdown is exacerbating tensions between global automakers and local car dealers.

Race to define car of the future shifts into high gear

[2015-01-09 14:05]

Automakers and Silicon Valley upstarts are kicking their efforts to define the car of the future into a higher gear, even though many of the players disagree about what that car should be.

Customers rush to buy cars in Taiyuan

[2015-01-08 15:42]

Car dealers have seen an unusual increase in orders in the first days of the new year in Taiyuan city, Shanxi province, due to worries that the city might introduce curbs on vehicles.

Ex-Infiniti exec joins Leshi for 'super electric vehicle'

[2015-01-07 18:53]

Lv Zhengyu, former senior manager at carmaker Infiniti, has joined China's Internet company Leshi as the China leader of the recently announced supercar project.

Beijing's first photovoltaic charging station debuts

[2015-01-07 11:24]

Beijing's first photovoltaic charging station, located in the eastern Beijing district of Chaoyang, will be brought into operation in the middle of January.

Top 10 auto events of the year 2014

[2015-01-07 06:58]

China has been a magnet for automakers across the globe since it became the world's largest auto market in 2009. Changes in the Chinese market are of interest to many in the industry.

Geely rolls off first e-car in Gansu

[2015-01-06 17:57]

Geely Auto has joined hands with Taizhou Xindayang Group Co to produce an electric passenger car model ZD in Gansu province, and is set to roll off the joint venture’s first car on Sunday.