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Chinese EVs Are Starting To Look Good: Meet The JAC 330 Electric Sedan

November 17, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

JAC 330

The technology of Chinese electric cars has been improving very fast, but design sadly remained unexciting, weird, or plain ugly. That however is now slowly changing, we have seen some very decent EV design recently, and a case in point is this new JAC 330. It looks sharp, clean, sporty, it has just enough blue, and the wheels are in racy rally style.

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BingGo! FAW Has A New EV Brand For China

November 17, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

BingGo EV

This is the beautiful behind of the first car of a new electric-vehicle brand under First Auto Works (FAW). The brand goes by the catchy name of BingGo, with a double G. The Chinese name is Binguo, which means Bingo, as in Bingo!!!, with a single G. Well, that’s a great start. It gets better:

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Leap Motor LP-S01 Electric Sportscar Unveiled in China

November 10, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Leap Motor LP-S01

The Leap Motor LP-S01 has been unveiled in China, and the little electric sportscar is a a great looker. But. It needs BIGGER wheels, bigger and especially wider. That would make it look so much better. It also needs to be red, that would make it look even better still.

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Patent Applied: The Leap Motor LP-S01 Electric Sportscar From All Sides

November 9, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Leap Motor LP-S01

The Leap Motor LP-S01 electric sportscar will be unveiled tomorrow but we cannot wait that long. Happily, here are the patent images leaked from China’s notoriously leaky patent bureau, showing the new car from all sides. It looks vry nice, although it seems a tad too tall up front.

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The New Hawtai Shengdafei 5 PHEV Has An 800 Kilometer Range

November 9, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Hawtai Shengdafei 5 PHEV

This white wonder is the new Hawtai Shengdafei 5 PHEV, a plug-in electric SUV that will be launched on the Chinese car market next March. The PHEV is based on the petrol-powered Shengdafei. Last year Hawtai launched a full electric version of the Shenngdafei.

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Ford Sign Joint Venture To Make Cheap EVs In China With Zotye Auto

November 9, 2017 by Joey Wang

Zotye Ford

Happy faces: Peter Fleet, Ford vice president and president for Ford Asia Pacific, and Ying Jianren, board member of Zotye Auto.

Ford has signed a joint venture agreement to make cheap electric cars in China. The Chinese partner is none other than Zotye Auto, infamous for ripping off being inspired by Western automakers such as Porsche, Volkswagen, and Audi. Ford better keep an eye on its new friend.

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First Official Image Of The Leap Motor LP-S01 Electric Sportscar From China

November 8, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Leap Motor LP-S01

Leap Motor has released an official image of their new LP-S01 electric sportscar. It will be unveiled two days later, on November 10, and will have its public debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show next Friday.

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This Is The Arcfox Lite Premium Mini EV For China

November 6, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Arcfox Lite

This is the all new Arcfox Lite, one of the most significant electric cars to hit the Chinese car market this year. Because: 1) it is not based on a petrol powered car, like 99% of all the other Chinese EVs. 2) It is positioned as a ‘premium mini EV’, stepping away from the cheap-ass EVs that all the other car makers make.

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Finally Someone Is Doing It: New Chinese Company Develops Small Electric Sportscar

November 3, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Leap Motors LP-S01

Many have said that EVs would be more easily accepted if there was just an affordable small electric sportscar. A new Chinese company called Leap Motor is now working on just that. Their first car will be called the LP-S01, a small coupe about the size of a Mazda Miata MX5.

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The NextEV NIO ES8 Electric SUV Is Almost Ready For China

October 30, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

NextEV NIO ES8

New photos of the NIO ES8 electric SUV. The final production car will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and launch on the Chinese car market in Q1 2018.

NIO is a new Chinese electric vehicle brand under NextEV. They are also developing the limited edition NIO EP9 electric supercar.

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