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Longer is the next Chinese automaker to crank out a terrible knockoff, this one being the Yueling X1 EV. Like the Landwind X7 before it, it takes liberal inspiration from the Range Rover Evoque, but adds BMW badges on the wheel caps.

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This year's Shandong EV Expo offers a look at two Chinese vehicles that blatantly take from the design of other models. The JMW2200 wears the face of a BMW i3, and the Videoev is a five-door Volkswagen Beetle.

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China National Tire & Rubber Company, a division of China National Chemical Corporation, is working to buy Italian tire maker Pirelli for $7.7 billion. Shareholders have accepted the offer, but it remains to be seen if the tender offer price of 15 euros per share will be enough.

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Slow Delivery, Charging Issues May Doom 200 Jobs

Tesla China may lay off a third of its workforce because the Model S isn't selling quite as many units as expected.

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A father-son duo in China are using scrap metal and old auto parts to create massive replicas of the robots from Transformers. Watch the video, here.

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China Central Television went after foreign automakers joint ventures during its annual Consumer Day special. The network alleged the dealers were overcharging customers for repairs.

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Chinese Automaker Could Add 6 GWh Every Year

BYD intends to add six gigawatt hours of battery production capacity each year. If demand keeps up, it could potentially be building enough to challenge the Tesla Gigafactory by 2020.

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First Eight Of Dozens Already Delivered At WiFi Skeleton Key

You may have gotten a sweet year-end bonus, but was it Tesla-Model-S sweet? Dozens of employees at WiFi Skeleton Key are being rewarded with a new electric car from the Californian automaker.

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January wasn't a friend to BMW, as the company's sales increase lagged behind those of its chief rivals, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

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Chinese automaker BYD starts pre-orders for its Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, which will sell for the equivalent of about $48,000 before government incentives are factored in.

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Subaru has decided not to open a joint venture factory in China with Chery, even if the Chinese government gave it permission. The Japanese brand looked at the numbers and decided that it would have to double its sales just to maintain the same profits from exporting from Japan. Growth in the Chinese market may also be slowing.

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Tesla founder Elon Musk's tough talk at the Detroit Auto Show about the company's prospects damaged its stock price, which suffered a nine-percent drop.

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A Reuters story says that Volvo plans to ship a small number of its Chinese-built S60L sedans to the US this year, and that they could be joined by a Chinese-built S90 sedan.

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This year's Shanghai Motor Show has not ruled out banning promotional models that normally accompany cars on show stands, after models' racy attire at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show was chastised for having "a negative social impact."

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Four years ago we posted on the three-wheeled foam car that made it to the round-of-four in X-Prize competition. Its inventor, Lon Ballard, created the vehicle for the sole purpose of lowering the number of road fatalities and has spent the intervening years refining the idea, and beginning pilot production of electric and gas-powered variants.

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Reuters reports that BMW has agreed to pay its Chinese dealers 5.1 billion yuan ($820 million) to help them overcome huge inventories and poor profits last year. Audi and Daimler have are also subsidizing Chinese dealers with hundreds of millions of dollars as the local auto market slows down.

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Chinese dealers have long submitted to the power of foreign automakers, but with inventories out of control and only 30 percent of dealers operating at a profit, the situation has gotten so bad that the country's largest dealer body has complained to the government.

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China's GAC Group is making the trek back to the Detroit Auto Show in 2015 for the global debut of its GS4 crossover and two range-extended concepts. The CUV boasts a coupe-like roofline and a choice of either a 1.3- or 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.

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The next-gen Ford Taurus has been spotted testing in China. It's covered in camouflage, but that doesn't hide the massive, hexagonal chrome grille at the front. The look seems to take the style of the Fusion and just make everything a little bit bigger.

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The FAW-Toyota joint venture is struggling in China. Around 10 percent of dealers might have to shut their doors and 95 percent are reportedly operating at a loss this year. The sellers are complaining that their lots are packed with cars that can't be sold, and they're asking for money from Toyota to deal with the problem.

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An explosion at the Fuwa Engineering Manufacturing Company's Guangdong factory has killed 17 and injured 20, in China's second serious incident involving an auto supplier this year.

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