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    General Motors and GE team up to accelerate plug-in vehicle deployment in China
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    Two years after it was saved by a federal government bailout in the U.S., General Motors is over in China trumpeting its latest investments there. With its Chinese joint venture partner, Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp. (SAIC), GM manufactures Buick, Chevy and Cadillac vehicles in China, ...

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    General Motors, SAIC sign electric vehicle co-development deal for China
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    General Motors and its Chinese joint venture partner Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp. (SAIC) signed an agreement calling for the two automakers to co-develop and manufacture electric vehicles in China, the world's largest automotive market. This deal will allow The General and SAIC to ...

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    Report: A123 Systems has 20-plus transportation-related lithium-ion battery contracts
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    A123 Systems says it currently has over 20 lithium-ion battery contracts in the works. Of those, A123 says ten of the transportation-related li-ion deals have already entered the production phase and that its "sourced" and "development" contracts call for A123 to eventually manufacture ...

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    GM-SAIC patent filing reveals 7-speed dual-clutch trans for FWD vehicles
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    A patent filing has revealed that General Motors, in partnership with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), is indeed developing a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for front-wheel drive applications. It's rumored that this trans will eventually find its way into The General's ...

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    SAIC raises $1.5B in funds; looks to expand electric-drive development
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    Chinese automaker SAIC Motor Corp. wrapped up its latest round of private-share placement funding by raising $1.5 billion. The automaker intends to use this money to expand its own lineup of vehicles and develop electric-drive models. SAIC Group reports that the majority of the funds poured in from ...

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    A123 Systems to develop battery packs for upcoming SAIC model
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    Massachusetts-based A123 Systems has inked a deal to develop lithium-ion battery packs for an upcoming electric passenger vehicle built by China's largest automaker, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). The vehicle, expected to launch sometime in 2012, will likely be a Chinese-market ...

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    Chinese "Leaf" concept claims "negative emissions"
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    Ye Zi "Leaf" concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With the start of the Beijing Auto Show a little over a week away, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), has unveiled their new "Ye Zi" concept. "Ye Zi" literally means "leaf." Whereas Nissan named their upcoming ...

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    A123 Systems and Shanghai Automotive form battery JV
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    We haven't heard much from A123 Systems in recent months, other than the battery maker's public stock offering. Its best shot at a major automotive battery program seemed to be with Chrysler, until we found out that all those plug-in vehicles we saw in Detroit last January had been pretty much ...

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    REPORT: SAIC stole hybrid technology, says Ssangyong
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    Even though Ssangyong Motor, a Korean company, claims it does not have any plans to sue the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), Korean prosecutors said yesterday that SAIC illegally took information about gasoline-electric hybrid technology from Ssangyong in 2006. The Seoul Central ...

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    BYD does deal to supply major Chinese auto group with batteries
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    BYD F3DM - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Taking it name to heart, BYD is building their dreams ever bigger and will likely be the source of even more billions for Warren Buffet in the near future. They haven't really started selling their first hybrid, the F3DM, in earnest yet but ...

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    Shanghai 2009: SAIC Shanghai EXPO Fuel Cell EV
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    SAIC Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    As expected, Chinese automaker Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) has partnered up with General Motors to house the American company's fuel cell technology in a midsize sedan platform for China, and the car is ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Roewe 750 Hybrid and EV
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    Roewe 750 Hybrid - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    In addition to the hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain that we saw the other day, China's Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) is also experimenting with hybrid and fully electric powertrains in its Roewe 750 sedan. Not surprisingly, SAIC ...

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    SAIC to use GM fuel cell propulsion system in new experimental vehicle
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    click above for a high res gallery of the fuel cell Equinox
    In Shanghai at the big Chinese motor show, General Motors and partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) announced plans to build a run of new fuel cell vehicles in 2010. The Shanghai Brand fuel cell vehicle will use the same ...

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    SAIC to launch hybrid Roewe 750 next year
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    The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) has been blowing a lot of smoke, so to speak, over its ambitions to produce alternative fuel vehicles for several years now. Having partnered with Tongji University's engineering faculty in 2005, SAIC invested nearly $300 million in a new division ...

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    SAIC starts joint venture for hybrids and EVs
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    SAIC, China's largest home-market automaker, has just announced via a filing with the Shanghai Stock Exchange that it's entering into a joint venture to develop hybrid and electric vehicles. The project calls for a $300 million investment up-front, proving once again that green tech can be ...

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    SAIC wants to build 10,000 hybrids annually by the end of the decade
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    Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) wants to get into the hybrid business starting next year. They have built two dozen electric and hybrid cars for use by officials during next years Beijing Olympic games and they hope to ramp production up to 10,000 hybrids a year by 2010. SAIC has ...

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    GM announces new $250M green car research center "in China, with China, for China"
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    As his company launched two-mode hybrid production in Baltimore today, GM's Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner was in Shanghai. Wagoner was in China to announce a new US$250 million research hub and energy center, called the GM Center for Advanced Science and Research. Wagoner said this center "will ...

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    Shanghai Motor Show: Chinese domestics jumping on hybrid bandwagon
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    At the Shanghai Motor Show at least two Chinese manufacturers are reportedly showing "homegrown" cars with hybrid drivetrains. Shanghai Automotive is again showing a hybrid version of the Roewe 750 which is derived from the Rover 75 design they bought the rights too when Rover when belly up in ...

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    China's biggest car manufacturer to debut fuel-cell vehicle at Shanghai show
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    The 2007 Shanghai Auto Show is set to get underway on the 20th of April and China's largest auto manufacturer, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC), will be on hand to debut a new fuel-cell vehicle. SAIC, which recently made headlines when it bought the Rover brand off BMW, said that the ...

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    Reborn Chinese built Rover 75 gets a hybrid variant
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    After British based Rover group finally ran out of gas last year, the road kill was gobbled up by two Chinese companies, Nanjing Automobile and Shanghai Automotive (SAIC). Nanjing got most of the tooling and parts, while SAIC got the intellectual property, such as it was. Both companies are now ...

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