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Hengtian Auto And Chris Bangle Team Up For Red Space Electric City Car 

November 30, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Red Space Electric City Car

This striking little machine is the Red Space, an electric city car concept launched on the L.A. Auto Show. It was designed by none other than the infamous Chris Bangle. The Red Space will be manufactured in China by the China Hi-Tech Group (CHTC), a state-owned conglomerate involved in car making, car trading, chemicals, textiles, and machinery.

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Guangzhou Auto And Tencent Join Forces For The iSpace EV Concept

November 20, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Guangzhou Auto Tencent

The dark blue beauty is the new Guangzhou Auto iSpace concept, as it was unveiled on this year’s Guangzhou Auto Show. The iSpace previews an upcoming electric car that will be build by a joint venture between Guangzhou Auto and internet giant Tencent.

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China Car History: The Hongqi CA72 E1 Prototype

November 13, 2017 by Joey Wang

Hongqi CA72 E1

Today we take a good look at the beginning of the development of the Hongqi CA72 state limousine. The CA72 was the very first Hongqi-branded car, 198 examples were made from 1959 until 1965. The development of the CA72 started in early 1958, and Hongqi build five prototypes in about a year.

The prototypes were numbered 1E, 2E, 3E, 4E, and 5E. This post is about 1E, featuring a design that was so wild one could almost call it a concept car.

More on ChinaCarHistory.com.

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The Technology That Powers Volvo’s Polestar 1

October 18, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Polestar 1

Yesterday we saw the launch of the new Polestar 1, a concept previewing a new hybrid coupe of Volvo’s new electric performance brand (yes I know…), and today we have more about the underlying technology. Let’s start with the powertrain:

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Volvo Launches New Polestar Brand With Concept Coupe

October 17, 2017 by Joey Wang

Volvo Launches New Polestar Brand With Concept Coupe

Volvo has launched a new brand. It is called Polestar and it will build sporty high-end electric cars. Their first car will be the Polestar 1, the production version of the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe. Production will start in 2019 in a new factory in Chengdu, China. Next up is the Polestar 2 which will be aimed at the Tesla Model 3, and then it is time for the Polestar 3 which will do battle with the Tesla Model X.

The Polestar 1 is a brilliant looking car with an empty grille and beautiful wheels. So far so good. There is however a big question:

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WEY XEV Concept Debuts On The Frankfurt Motor Show

September 15, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

WEY XEV Concept Debuts On The Frankfurt Motor Show

WEY debuted their new XEV electric concept car on the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The XEV previews a future compact sporty crossover.

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Borgward Isabella Concept Debuts At The Frankfurt Motor Show

September 15, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Borgward Isabella Concept Debuts At The Frankfurt Motor Show

China’s Borgward brought the Isabella electric concept car to the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The name harks back to 1954 2-door coupe with the same name, far far away in the non-Chinese past.

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Thunderpower SUV debuts on the Frankfurt Motor Show

September 15, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Thunderpower SUV debuts on the Frankfurt Motor Show

Thunderpower is the BEST name ever for a car company. Thunder Power is a Chinese car maker headquartered in Hong Kong with a factory-under-construction in Ganzhou and a design center in Milan. The designers are all Italians. Last year they showed a four-door sedan and they are also working on a sleek two-door coupe.

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Hozon Auto Is Another New EV Brand From China

April 28, 2017 by W.E. Ning

Hozon Auto

Another new Chinese car brand has been born: Hozon Auto, and they are going to build electric cars. Chinese name is Hezhong Qiche, and the brand is owned by a company called Zhejiang Hezhong New Energy Vehicles. Their first vehicle will be a compact SUV, previewed by a concept car called @ that was unveiled last year on a local high tech show.

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Geely MPV Concept Unveiled In Shanghai, China

April 26, 2017 by Joey Wang

Geely MPV Concept

Geely has launched an MPV concept on the Shanghai Auto Show in China. It is called the ‘MPV Concept’, a name not very original but certainly easy to remember. The MPV Concept previews an upcoming Geely MPV, which might as well be called ‘Geely MPV’.

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