The partnership between Daimler and Chinese automaker BYD has launched a new brand called DENZA, which will produce what the Chinese call “New Energy Vehicles” – EVs and hybrids. The very first DENZA, a concept EV, is now on display at Auto China 2012 in Beijing. Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology (BDNT) has provided copious… Read more »
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The EVs will be sold under the Smith brand, and will combine Wanxiang’s components with Smith’s proprietary drive and battery platforms.
Volkswagen’s two joint ventures in China plan to start building EVs in 2014 and to ramp up to mass production by 2018, its China chief said on Tuesday. He added that Volkswagen, which has partnerships with SAIC Motor Corp and FAW Group, would launch its first plug-in hybrid in China in 2015. Volkswagen’s Chinese plants… Read more »
Chinese car buyers chose fully electric vehicles over hybrids by a margin of more than two to one in 2011.
The Chinese Ministry of Finance announced last week that sales of domestically manufactured EVs and fuel cell vehicles will be tax-free in 2012.
General Motors announced on Monday at the Guangzhou Auto Show that the Volt will go on sale in eight Chinese cities.