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Automakers concerned about cars certification changes in China

Automakers concerned about cars certification changes in China

Some global carmakers are somewhat skeptical, and worried in the same time, of China’s intentions to enforce its own outdated vehicle certification standards on foreign cars. China’s laws on foreign vehicle authorization standards were quite lax until recently, allowing global automakers to sell their cars without local certification in many […]

We will not see the Saab badge on the NEVS cars

We will not see the Saab badge on the NEVS cars

The Swedish company that owns the Saab brand wanted to reiterate the fact that it would not allow its name or logo to be used on future models build by China’s National Electric Vehicle Sweden. The consortium that bought the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile has ambitious plans for its […]

Renault inaugurates its first China plant

Renault inaugurates its first China plant

France’s second-largest automaker sees strong potential on the Chinese marker, as it has just inaugurated Renault’s first assembly plant in the country, on Monday. Renault’s decision to build a plant in China was long prolonged, announcing its intentions to build sport utility vehicles only two years ago at its joint […]

Baidu plans to focus on autonomous cars

Baidu plans to focus on autonomous cars

The biggest search engine company in China wants to be more involved in the upcoming self-driving-car era, speeding up the development of autonomous technologies. The Silicon Valley giants are all rushing to take part in the driverless-car era to come, pushing their efforts forward into the development of “smart” technologies […]

China to cut new-energy vehicles incentives after 2020

China to cut new-energy vehicles incentives after 2020

The Chinese government plans to gradually reduce the financial aid for new-energy vehicles by 2020 and entirely stop the incentive program from then on. The automakers are relying on subsidies granted from governments for keeping the customers’ interest as high as possible towards electric vehicles. But it seems that the […]

GM launches employee carpooling pilot program in China

GM launches employee carpooling pilot program in China

General Motors has introduced a carpooling pilot program for its employees in Shanghai, China, that enables them to arrange rides together, using a self-developed mobile app. The issues of global urban mobility are become more significant with every passing day and the automotive world is trying to find proper solutions […]

Report – Citroen bringing back the C6 to life in China

Report – Citroen bringing back the C6 to life in China

The French automaker has been steadily growing in China, the world’s largest auto market, and since it lost the DS Automobiles it sees now the need for a new flagship model. Since DS Automobiles left the patronage of Citroen to become a fully fledged independent upscale brand, Citroen has been […]

BMW X1 long-wheelbase version leaked in patent images

BMW X1 long-wheelbase version leaked in patent images

The long-wheelbase version of the second generation BMW X1 is set for going on sale next year in China and now we have the first sketches of the exterior. The Chinese customers love their cars to be as roomier as possible, therefore the long-wheelbase versions are in great demand there. […]