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Chinese group piles on VW with diesel scandal lawsuit

The China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation files a public interest lawsuit against Volkswagen over the emissions cheating software.

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Toyta Halts Production in China After Tianjin Explosions | Autoblog Minute

Fallout from deadly explosions at the port of Tianjin halt Toyota production in two of its Northern Chinese plants.

Chinese Toyota plant still closed after explosions

Toyota's factory in Tianjin, China is closed until at least August 19 due to evacuations in the area related to the massive explosion there last week. Other automakers are also feeling the effects.

The average Chinese motorist loses 9 days a year stuck in traffic

Sitting at a complete stop in traffic might be one of the worst sensations in the world, and navigation system maker TomTom knows all about it. The company has been creating an annual traffic jam index for several years now, but it has just released the results of the same survey for China for the first time. Given all of the horro

Chevy EN-V 2.0 coming to Tianjin Eco-City in China

Updated Pod Car Now Ready For Daily Commuting

Chevrolet is bringing its EN-V 2.0 to the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City in China to show off the "Electric Networked-Vehicle" and demonstrate sustainable urban mobility. The small, two-seat EV concept is an updated version of the original EN-V, a vision of getting around in a future world where sp

Video: Wrong Way sign merely a suggestion in China

Chinese Taxi Driver prefers alternate route – Click above to watch video after the jump

Report: Toyota to mass produce electric vehicle for Chinese market by 2012

Toyota's devotion to hybrids is unmatched, but now the company is reportedly branching out to mass produce an electric vehicle (EV) by 2012. Before you gear up and get ready to buy this battery-powered vehicle, note that this EV will not be for U.S. consumption. The Nikkei newspaper reports that Toyota, through its joint ventur

Toyota reportedly suffers second Chinese plant shutdown due to strike

Honda had its turn to deal with striking workers in China, now it's Toyota that's feeling the wage demands of Chinese laborers. Tianjin Toyoda Gosei is the joint venture that runs a number of Toyota parts factories in China, and all three of its assembly lines have been stopped due to

Ultra-capacitor/li-ion battery "hybrids" being developed in China

When we're talking about the word "hybrid" in automotive circles, it doesn't always mean a gasoline engine with a powerful battery pack tied on. For Maxwell Technologies and Tianjin Lishen Battery, hybrid describes a new sort of energy storage product that combines ultracapacitors with lithium-ion batteries. The two companies recently Sebastian Blanco

Electric car plant under construction in China

The Tianjin Qingyuan Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd. (QYEV) is currently building a new electric car plant scheduled to open in late 2007 which will be capable of producing 20,000 electric powered vehicles per year. The 16.5 acre / 6.7 hectare Tianjin based facility is designed to produce cars powered not only by hybrid drive trains, but also by batteries alone and fuel cells. Production, research and development, and a testi