Why China will beat U.S. in electric-car battle: urgency, regulations

2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in ChinaAs the electric-vehicle market matures and more global automakers commit to building battery-powered cars, one driving force has emerged to lead the pack. With apologies to the title of a comedy from half a century ago … The Chinese Are Coming. That’s the assertion made by old China hand Michael Dunne, of Dunne Consulting in Hong Kong, who makes…

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2018 Cadillac CTS-V, 2018 Infiniti QX80, 2020 Range Rover Evoque: Car News Headlines

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienThe Cadillac CTS-V is a bit of a performance bargain when you compare it with its direct rivals. Not only does it have a much lower starting price, but it also has the most power. Infiniti’s implemented some significant updates to its QX80 and we’ve got a full first drive review posted. The vehicle is built like a tank and fully…

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2018 Toyota Prius, 2018 Infiniti QX80, Electric car buying: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2018 Toyota Prius2018 Toyota Prius Review The 2018 Toyota Prius quietly marches on this year—literally and figuratively. What’s New for 2018: GMC General Motors’ continued efforts to differentiate its truck brand from the rest of its offerings are in full force this year. What’s New for 2018: Volkswagen This year, the VW lineup grows upward and outward with…

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All-electric Chinese cargo ship will be used to haul coal

China’s all-electric cargo ship will deliver coal to powerplants. China News/Peng YongguiA shipyard in China has built what it says is the world’s first all-electric cargo ship, capable of hauling 2,000 metric tons of lading some 50 miles on a single charge. The ship, built and operated by CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (Group) Company Ltd under the China State Shipbuilding Corporation Group, may not have the gross tonnage or…

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Electric-car tax credit retained in Congressional tax reform bill: report

U.S. Capitol BuildingWe’ll likely never know whether it was the influence of auto lobbyists, pressure from the actual public, or a letter signed by two dozen mayors. But however the sausage was made, it appears that the U.S. income-tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle will not be killed after all. Whether it would survive amidst the sweeping changes…

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Toyota and Panasonic look to form battery alliance

Toyota President Akio Toyoda (left) and Panasonic President Kazuhiro TsugaToyota and Panasonic announced on Wednesday their intention to study the feasibility of a battery joint venture. In a statement, the companies said the joint venture is intended to address growing demand and expectations for vehicle electrification. Toyota alone is targeting the sale of 4.5 million hybrid vehicles together with 1.0 million…

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