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    Report: Could Tesla build EVs in China as soon as 2017?
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    A 25-percent import tariff can certainly make an automaker take notice (to wit: Toyota). In Tesla's case, that means getting production capabilities on the ground in China as soon as possible. According to Bloomberg News, that could mean 2017. Or maybe not. Bloomberg, citing comments by Tesla ...

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    Official: Long-range, expensive Denza EV on track for fall launch in China
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    For anyone who's not convinced that the auto industry operates on a slow timetable, remember that Mercedes and BYD first teamed up for a Chinese-market electric vehicle in 2010. While we've heard lots about the resulting EV that the Denza brand would make since then, the car wasn't scheduled to ...

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    Official: Volvo S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid is the full package
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    At next week's Beijing Motor Show, Volvo is set to introduce a new member of its plug-in hybrid family. The company has had success with the world's first diesel PHEV, the V60 plug-in hybrid, but the new S60L is dubbed a PPHEV. The extra P stands for petrol. "This is our most technologically ...

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    Official: BYD bringing Tang plug-in hybrid, G5 sedan to Beijing
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    The Beijing Auto Show kicks off next week in China and BYD has revealed its plans with the announcement of the Tang plug-in hybrid, G5 sedan and something called "542 Technology." Details are pretty sparse for now, but the short press release (available below) says that the Tang PHEV is going to ...

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    Read This: Here's how buying a Tesla Model S works in China
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    When it comes to selling and delivering the California-made Tesla electric vehicles in China, we know there's a bit of a time difference. And that difference may be more a matter of months than hours as the California-based electric vehicle maker prepares to start sales in the world's most ...

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    Official: Beijing Formula E Grand Prix will race at famous 'Bird's Nest' Olympic stadium
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    Now that the Sochi Olympics are over (and the Paralympic games winding down), the purpose-built infrastructure is going to need to find new life. Perhaps Russia can ask China how to reuse old Olympic facilities, now that Formula E has announced it will conduct its first race on the grounds of the ...

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    Report: Beijing has glut of EV licenses, despite difficulty of registering new gas car
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    Would Beijing residents rather walk than drive a Chinese-made electric vehicle? That appears to be the case, since few of them are applying for EV licenses despite having little chance of getting approved for new conventional vehicles. The trend will do little to help Beijing's position as the ...

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    Report: Daimler, BYD on track to reveal Denza EV for China next year
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    There will be no Summertime Blues for the Daimler-BYD electric-vehicle collaboration in 2014. The two companies are still on track to start sales of the Denza EV in China next summer, according to Automotive News. Denza will unveil the production version of the car at next April's Beijing Motor ...

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    Report: Beijing shuts down highways, airport in fight against smog
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    The Chinese government is desperately trying a variety of methods to reduce its capital city's heavy layers of air pollution. Pollution taxes, urging residents to stay indoors, government support for EVs and limited license plate registrations have all been used. This month, things have gotten ...

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    Report: In China, Tesla future is uncertain; Elon Musk calls it a 'wild card'
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    Big seller or Franken-vehicle? Analysts are pondering this question as Tesla Motors prepares to open its first mainland China showroom in Beijing later this year (a Hong Kong service center was opened in 2011) and start sales in the world's largest automotive market, the San Jose Mercury News ...

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    Report: Beijing adding pollution tax to gas prices by next year
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    The Chinese government is about to put its money where everyone's mouth (and nose, for that matter) is by enforcing an automobile-pollution refueling tax in the notably polluted city of Beijing, Gasgoo says, citing Xcar. Beijing will be China's first city to enact such a pollution tax when it ...

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    Report: Beijing scrapping dirty, old clunkers to reduce "heavily polluted" air
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    Air pollution in China's capital city is reaching sobering levels. The World Health Organization warns that levels for fine airborne particulates that pose the greatest health risks should go no higher than 25 for 24-hour exposure on the PM2.5 scale. On January 22, the official Beijing government ...

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    Official: Volkswagen's People's Car Project in China offers three concepts, including a hovering EV
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    Last year, Volkswagen commenced its People's Car Project in China to create crowdsourced concepts of the VW of the future. More than 33 million people visited the site, and three concepts were created from the inputs: the Music Car, the Hover Car and the Smart Key. The Music Car is a Beetle ...

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    Beijing: Toyota Dear Qin hatch, sedan foreshadow new global FWD models [w/video]
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    Details on the pair of Dear Qin concepts that Toyota unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show this week are sparse, but they do hint at something interesting coming to every market where the Japanese automaker sells cars. Calling them "global-strategic concepts," Toyota says the sedan and hatchback ...

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    Beijing: Audi tries hand at luxury PHEVs with A6 L e-tron concept
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    Audi has finally spread its plug-in hybrid technology to the A6 L. The German automaker unveiled the A6 L e-Tron technology study on Monday at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, complete with an all-electric driving range of nearly 50 miles at 37 mph. Liquid-cooled lithium-ion batteries power the ...

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    Beijing: BYD brings Denza EV, Qin plug-in hybrid to Beijing
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    BYD is making multiple splashes at the Beijing, both with its own line-up of vehicles and its new Denza electric vehicle partnership with Daimler. This is the first time we have seen the Denza vehicle, and it's got some interesting touches. The cabin is easy-access thanks to rear suicide doors ...

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    Beijing: Chery's completely unusual @Ant concepts hook up
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    Chery has brought one of the most unusual concept vehicles – actually and importantly, two such vehicles – to the Beijing Motor Show this week. Wonder what you're looking at in the picture above? How about a conceptual "road train" system where the individual cars can attach and ...

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    Beijing: Toyota debuts China-only Yundong Shuangqing hybrid concept in Beijing
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    It's not the most pronounceable model name, but that's not our problem, is it? Toyota debuted its sharply styled Yundong Shuangqing hybrid concept at the Beijing Motor Show today, announcing that a production version will be sold in China at some point in the future. The Yundong Shuangqing was ...

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    Beijing: Honda surprises with wild Concept C and Concept S showcars in China
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    Honda has used the 2012 Beijing Motor Show to launch two new concept cars that it says "show the direction of mass-production models Honda will introduce to the market next year." First up is the imaginatively named Concept C. According to the automaker, 'C' stands for "Cool, "Challenge" and ...

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    Beijing: BMW i8 Spyder takes to the stage bearing eDrive name
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    BMW has created the BMW i sub-brand for its upcoming production plug-in models, which currently include three concepts: the i3, i8 and the i8 Spyder. After keeping that third model away from our eager cameras at the New York Auto Show, BMW finally showed off the i8 Spyder Concept in the metal at ...

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