New Car Brand From China: LvChi Auto Launches With Spectacular Concept

LvChi Auto

New Chinese car brands launches 700 hp electric concept

Another day and yet another new Chinese car brand: LvChi, best translated as ‘Green Carriage’. Chinese name is Lüchi. They will make only electric cars and want to have their first one on the market by mid-2019.

At the brand’s launching ceremony they unveiled a good looking concept car called the Urano.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Fulaiwo Polaris mini-mini bus

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Fulaiwo Polaris mini-mini bus

Here we have the wonderful Fulaiwo Polaris mini-mini bus, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last month on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The Fulaiwo Polaris was one of the very few vehicles on show painted in green. The body is very aerodynamic with a rounded front and a tiny black grille. Tires stand wide in their arches and are fitted with sporty matte chrome alloys. But the best part of the design is…

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This is the Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 EV minivan for China

This is the Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 EV minivan for China

This is the new Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 EV, an electric minivan for China based on the petrol-powered Kaiteng M70 that was launched back in January. The M70 EV will be launched in early 2015,  the first all-electric minivan to hit the Chinese car market. Price including green car subsidies from central and local governments will start around 60.000 yuan or 9650 USD.

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This is the Beijing Auto Senova C90 EV, based on the Mercedes-Benz E-class L

This is the Beijing Auto Senova C90 EV, based on the Mercedes-Benz E-class L

This is the new Beijing Auto Senova C90 EV concept, it debuted earlier this week on the International  New Energy Vehicle Technology Development Exhibition in the great city of Mianyang in Sichuan Province. The Senova C90 EV is the electric version of the upcoming petrol powered Beijing Auto Senova C90L. The C90 L and C90 EV will be based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L, a stretched variant of the E-class that is manufactured in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture.

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BMW i3 launched on the China car market

BMW i3 launched on the China car market

The BMW i3 has been launched on the China car market. The EV version costs 449.800 yuan ($73.000) and the hybrid version costs 516.800 yuan ($ 84.000). The BMW i3 is imported into China and is therefore not eligible for any green-car subsidies, but buyers might be able to claim other incentives like free license plates in Shanghai.

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Baojun is going BMW i3 with new ‘City Car’ EV

Baojun is going BMW i3 with new 'City Car' EV

Wuling is working on a new city EV, called City Car. It has a distinctive BMW i3 taste, especially on the sides. The Wuling City Car will debut as a concept on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November, the production version is expected to hit the Chinese electric car market in 2015.

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Spy Shots: Geely GLEagle Panda goes electric in China

Spy Shots: Geely GLEagle Panda goes electric in China

Spy shots showing the new Geely GLEagle Panda EV, a full-electric vehicle based on the patrol-powered Geely GLEagle Panda sub-compact hatchback. The Panda EV will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the China car market in Q4.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto D70 EV is Ready for the China car market

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto D70 EV is Ready for the China car market

Where some Saabs keep dying, others live on. This is the new Beijing Auto Shenbao EV, a full-electric vehicle based on the Beijing Auto D70, formerly known as the Beijing Auto D-Series, which again is based on the last-generation Saab 9-5. Beijing Auto bought the rights to the Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 from GM in 2009.

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SAAB in dire straits, yet again – exporting EVs to China still lunacy

SAAB in dire straits, yet again - exporting EVs to China still lunacy

It’s déjà vu all over again in Trollhättan: “China’s National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has temporarily halted output of its Saab car due to a shortage of funds,” the company told Reuters yesterday. The reason for the shortage of funds also sounds far too familiar. “The reason is that NEVS’ part-owner Qingbo Investment Co. Ltd has not fulfilled its commitment to, when necessary, finance NEVS’ activity,” the company which had bought SAAB assets in a fire sale said in a statement.

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