China’s Electric Cars Are Actually Pretty Dirty

Could China, the world’s largest automobile market, help address the threat of global warming if it went completely electric? The answer isn’t as obvious as it seems. China has been making great strides toward electrification. Electric vehicle sales are booming: Consumers bought more than 300,000 last year, and more than 5 million are expected toRead More

Tesla considers building car factory in China

Tesla Inc. said it is exploring with government officials in Shanghai the possibility of opening a facility to build electric vehicles for the Chinese market. The Silicon Valley auto maker reiterated Thursday it plans to define its production plans for China by year’s end. China, the world’s largest market for new-car sales and a bigRead More

GM, VW, Toyota to build electric vehicles in China

The world’s top carmakers are gearing up to build electric cars in China, despite concerns about market demand and the potential their technology could be compromised in a market with weak safeguards for intellectual property. Companies, including Volkswagen, General Motors and Toyota, set out plans for electric-car production in China at the Auto Shanghai vehicleRead More

Automakers charge ahead with electrics in China, even as policy drive slows

China’s auto industry is charging ahead with aggressive plans to electrify cars even as policymakers scale back subsidies aimed at building sales from relatively low levels and consider tapping the brakes on sales quotas for plug-in cars. Industry executives will use the Shanghai Motor Show, which opens to the public on Friday, to show offRead More