Some models are promised to have a range up to 370 miles on a charge.
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The Baojun E100 sells for about $5,400 with government subsidies.
In China, EV makers chase Elon.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. said it will launch a plug-in hybrid car in China in 2018 and a fully electric sport-utility vehicle in the next five years, as it works toward electrifying most of its lineup in the world's biggest auto market by 2025. This comes at a time when Beijing is urging automakers to sell more electric vehicles, laying out strict fuel economy targets and subsidizing certain new energy vehicle models, in a bid to cut air pollution and promote technological innovation.
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Across the entire Asia-Pacific region, it's China where Pike Research forecasts most plug-in vehicles will eventually be sold.
Recently, a slew of reports have surfaced suggesting that many of China's automakers are scaling back development of alternative energy vehicles. Specifically, reports indicate that weak consumer interest is forcing Chinese automakers to ditch plans to manufacture electric vehicles. With that in mind, it's surprising, at least to some degree, to stumble upon news indicating that China is forging forward with plans to install perhaps millions of plug-in vehicle charging stations within the next d
Back in May, the Chinese government finalized plans to offer strong incentives to buyers of certain types of green vehicles. The subsidies vary based on the classification of vehicle. For example, conventional hybrids are not included in the nation's incentive package, but battery-powered vehicles are eligible for a maximum subsidy of 60,000 yuan ($9,055 U.S. at the current exchange rate).
Renault Fluence Z.E. – Click above for high-res image gallery
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Nissan Leaf will be delayed there
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The smog of Shanghai as viewed from the Oriental Pearl Tower
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China's third-largest automotive group, Dongfeng Motors, recently announced plans to invest a massive chunk of change into development of alternative technology vehicles. The company's future blueprint shows that Dongfeng will invest three billion yuan ($443 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) in an effort to speed up the commercialization of eco-friendly vehicles like hybrids and electrics.
Jianghuai Auto (aka JAC Motors) is a relatively unknown – at least in the U.S. – Chinese truck and SUV manufacturer that has come forth with huge plans to invest billions to produce a million hybrid and electric vehicles in the near future. JAC Motors announced plans to invest 30 billion yuan ($4.43 billion U.S. at the current exchange rate) to set up a joint venture (JV) with Tianjin Zhengdao Stock Investment & Management Co. The JV plans to build at least one million electric a