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    Official: Nissan-Dongfeng's Leaf-based Venucia e30 EV goes on sale in China

    Nissan's proverbial other shoe has dropped on the other side of the world. The Japanese automaker, along with Chinese company Dongfeng, has started selling the Venucia e30 battery-electric vehicle in the world's most populous country. How the sister vehicle to the Nissan Leaf will fare remains to ...

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    Exclusive: China sold only 7,000 electric automobiles in 2013
    Sales Likely To Increase, As Total Sudsidies Can Now Total $19,500 In Some Cities 1403878500

    The goal of the plan is to have five million EVs on the roads by the end of 2020. China is already the world's largest manufacturer of electric bicycles and electric tricycles, but no less than 13 automobile manufacturers in China offered 18 different models of electric automobiles in ...

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    Beijing: Chinese Nissan Leaf goes on sale in September as Venucia e30

    The upcoming Chinese version of the Nissan Leaf, the Venucia e30, was not the highlight of the Dongfeng Nissan stand at this year's Beijing Motor Show. That honor goes to the R30, a compact car with "segment-competitive fuel economy" and a starting price of under RMB 50,000 ($8,033 US). But that ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf will blow into China as the Venucia Morning Wind

    The name for the Chinese version of the all-electric Nissan Leaf has a real touchy-feely vibe to it, if you can get past the snickering. The Japanese automaker and its Chinese collaborator, Dongfeng, will sell the EV as part of the partnership's Venucia advanced-powertrain sub-brand. The ...

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    Report: As Fisker leaves his company, he buys brand-new Karma plug-in hybrid

    Well at least Henrik Fisker is putting his money where his mouth is. Or was. The co-founder of his eponymous California-based extended-range plug-in vehicle maker, who resigned as executive chairman and left the company last week, did his former company a solid and bought a Fisker Karma from a ...

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    Report: Fisker fails to draw Geely bid after all [UPDATE]

    Last week, Fisker Automotive lost its namesake and co-founder Henrik Fisker because of "several major disagreements" between the designer-turned-automaker and other executives. After that blow, could there be any more bad news out there? Maybe, if you consider the mooted takeover of the ...

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    Report: Nissan may build Leaf EVs, or the Fengshen E30, in China

    Nissan may build a version of its Leaf electric vehicle in the Chinese province of Guangdong, where BYD, maker of the all-electric e6, is located, Bloomberg News says, citing China's National Development and Reform Commission. Nissan would partner with Dongfeng Motor Group to build a ...

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    Report: Word of China's Geely leading bids for Fisker draws criticism from senator

    Money isn't the only problem Fisker Automotive has with making more Karma plug-in hybrids (see: battery supply), but the California startup may soon have the cash to help resume production of its $100,000 plug-in luxury sedan. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has the edge in taking a majority stake ...

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    Report: Fisker may get $350 million bid from China's Dongfeng

    Fisker Automotive may receive a $350 million acquisition bid from China-based automaker Dongfeng Motor Corp., Bloomberg says, citing people familiar with the process. Dongfeng would buy about 85 percent of the California-based maker of the $100,000 Karma extended-range plug-in, the wire service ...

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    Nissan to launch electric vehicle in China by 2015

    At a press conference in Beijing, Nissan chief executive officer, Carlos Ghosn, revealed that the Nissan-Dongfeng joint venture – called Venucia – will build an electric vehicle in China. The vehicle – not a rebadged Nissan Leaf – will be exclusive to China and launch by the ...

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    Dongfeng aims to sell 100,000 electric vehices by 2015

    China's third-largest automotive group, Dongfeng Motors, recently announced that it's set to invest a massive chunk of change into the development of alternative technology vehicles. The company's future blueprint shows that Dongfeng will dish out three billion yuan ($459.7 million U.S. at the ...

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    Dongfeng mulls idea of using Nissan's battery technology for its own electric vehicles

    Nissan Leaf battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan's Chinese partner, Dongfeng Motor Corporation, has displayed serious interest in entering the electric vehicle (EV) market. Last month, the company outlined its five-year, $443 million hybrid and EV development ...

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    Dongfeng breaks ground on electric vehicle production plant

    Less than a week ago, Dongfeng Motor Corporation outlined a five-year, $443 million program with a focus on developing and building hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs). Now, Dongfeng has revealed plans that show the company is serious about entering the advanced vehicle market as soon as possible. ...

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    Dongfeng to invest $443M into hybrid and EV development within 5 years

    China's third-largest automotive group, Dongfeng Motors, recently announced plans to invest a massive chunk of change into development of alternative technology vehicles. The company's future blueprint shows that Dongfeng will invest three billion yuan ($443 million U.S. at the current exchange ...

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    Electric Dongfeng Nissan launching in China in 2012

    Nissan and Renault have been making a lot of hay about plans to introduce electric cars by 2010. The Franco-Japanese partners have teamed up with Better Place in countries like Israel and Denmark to establish a charging and battery exchange infrastructure. The companies are also working directly ...

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    Dongfeng investigating hydrous ethanol

    Dongfeng, one of the largest Chinese manufacturers (with a range of models that include some Citroëns), has announced that is investigating hydrous ethanol. The development does not only mean that they will adapt engines but the development of the fuel itself. What is Dongfeng saying that ...

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    China's Dongfeng shows off their memorably named EQ7200HEV hybrid!

    Those who remember the Nissan Altima of the late '0s might find the vehicle in the photo slightly familiar. Apparently Chinese automaker Dongfeng is still making cars based on the car that was badged as the Bluebird in Asian markets. They have just announced a new hybrid sedan with the ever so easy ...


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