13 May '11, 6pm

Volkswagen to Make Electric Vehicles in China; BYD Ships Electric ...: Chinese auto market is moving toward elec...

German automaker Volkswagen (VOW.DE) announced plans to make electric cars for the rapidly growing Chinese market, with partner FAW Group (000800.SZ). The cars will be sold under a new brand, called Kaili. Volkswagen says it expects to begin production in China by the end of 2013 or early 2014. A Volkswagen spokesperson notes the Chinese government is encouraging joint ventures between domestic and foreign car makers. China's ministry of industry and information technology certified FAW-Volkswagen's Kaili electric vehicle on May 3. Other foreign companies building electric cars for the Chinese market include Daimler (NYSE: DAI), General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Nissan (NSANY.PK). GM is working with China's SAIC Motor Corp (NYSE: SAI), Nissan has a venture with Dongfeng Motor Group (0489.HK), and Daimler is working with BYD (1211.HK). BYD Begins Shipping Electric Buses China's...

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VW's China-only, electric vehicle-only sub-brand will be called Kai-Li

VW's China-only, electric vehicle-only sub-bran...

green.autoblog.com 14 May '11, 5pm

Back in December of 2010, the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture unveiled the electric E-Bora in the Chinese city of Changchun. ...

LAPD takes electric bikes for a spin:

grist.org 13 May '11, 5pm

The Los Angeles Police Department bicycle coordination unit is running a pilot program that put officers on electric bikes...

Road taxes: Gas cars pay them, why not electric vehicles?

Road taxes: Gas cars pay them, why not electric...

mnn.com 06 May '11, 9pm

Another way of looking at it: First the government gives me a tax break to buy the electric vehicle, then taxes me for dri...

GM Breaks Ground on First Electric Motor Plant: On Tuesday, GM broke ground on what will be the first electric m...

GM Breaks Ground on First Electric Motor Plant:...

gas2.org 19 May '11, 2pm

On Tuesday, GM broke ground on what will be the first electric motor plant built by a major automaker when it opens in 201...

Tesla’s Progress with a 300-Mile Electric Car Range

Tesla’s Progress with a 300-Mile Electric Car R...

cleantechblog.com 11 May '11, 2am

is on track for completion and customer deliveries mid-2012. A much bigger market is expected for this premium sedan that ...