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Tesla Competitor From China Ponies Up $1 Billion To Launch U.S. Operations

Tesla Competitor From China Ponies Up $1 Billion To Launch U.S. Operations

Back in August, we told you about Jia Yueting, a Chinese entrepreneur who created LeTV (China's answer to Netflix). The billionaire techie had announced his intention to take on Tesla in the luxury electric car arena. Since then, we've learned a bit more about Yueting's plans -- and according to... read more

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BMW & Baidu Could Release An Autonomous Car Before Google, But Does It Matter?

When we think of autonomous cars, we tend to think of Google. Though other companies have developed self-driving technologies -- Audi and Tesla among them -- Google has... read more June 17, 2015 by 

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From Chengdu To Charleston: Volvo Sets Up Shop In South Carolina

Last month, we talked about an interesting trend in auto manufacturing -- namely, the fact that many foreign car companies are building factories in the American South... read more May 11, 2015 by 

Accenture Automotive Survey: What Digital Drivers Want

Survey: 76% Of Shoppers Would Consider Bypassing Dealerships & Buy Cars Online

If you're like many folks, you have an aversion to conventional car dealerships. (Honestly, no one likes haggling.) Also, if you're like many folks, you buy a lot of things... read more May 7, 2015 by 

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Will Americans Buy Cars Made In China? Geely Is About To Find Out With The Volvo S60 Inscription

For most of our lives, the words "Made in China" have suggested products of poor quality -- cheap, disposable things that weren't meant to last. As The Detroit News reports... read more April 27, 2015 by 

Chen Mingqiao, designer of China's first 3D printed car (unveiled March 24, 2015)

3D-Printed Car Hits The Road In China, At A Cost Of $1,770: Video

3D printing began as the geekiest, moonshot-iest of activities. As scale and quality have improved, though, people and businesses in the mainstream have become excited by the... read more March 26, 2015 by 

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Elon Musk May Clean House In China Following Tesla's Terrible January Sales

The Chinese government dreams of highways and byways filled with zero-emission electric cars. Chinese drivers, however, don't share that vision -- at least not if Tesla... read more February 11, 2015 by 

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Your Volvo, Like Your iPhone, May Soon Be Chinese-Made: Does It Matter?

It’s a done deal. Chinese-built cars will soon arrive to the U.S. market this summer, and they will bear what to some will be a very unlikely badge: Volvo. In its press... read more January 13, 2015 by 

2014 Volvo S60L production in China

Can Volvo Be Saved?

Once upon a time, Volvo was a force to be reckoned with. Can it rise from the ashes, or is it speeding irrevocably toward irrelevance? Even at the height of its popularity... read more January 27, 2014 by 

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Tesla Model S Shows How Tough It'll Be For China To Meet Green Car Goals

Tesla's acclaimed, all-electric Model S sedan will soon go on sale in China, and this week, the company announced how much it'll cost the country's green car fans: 734,000... read more January 24, 2014 by 

San Francisco Bay cargo ship, by Flickr user Bernard Garon

U.S. Auto Exports Hit Record High

A few years ago, economists lamented the death of the U.S. manufacturing sector. They lay the blame on several factors, including the high cost of U.S. labor compared to... read more December 27, 2013 by 

Beijing smog

U.S. Partners With China To Put Auto Emissions In Check

Once upon a time, when people thought about "smog", they thought of Los Angeles. Then China opened its doors a little wider, and we got a good look at Beijing. The pollution... read more December 6, 2013 by 

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Geely Coming To U.S. In 2016: Are Americans Ready For Chinese Cars?

China's auto market is booming. Despite some signs of a slowdown, sales remain very, very strong, showing double-digit gains. One of the big dogs in China's marketplace is... read more August 28, 2013 by  21

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

Autonomous Cars Will Probably Hit China First -- And That's Okay

Here's what we know about autonomous cars: A. They're coming. B. They'll wreak havoc among automakers, with upstarts like Google emerging as viable competitors. C. They'll... read more May 13, 2013 by  0

China's Spring Airlines (photo by Shimin Gu via Wikimedia)

China's Next Big Thing: Buying Cars From SkyMall

SkyMall is the Hammacher Schlemmer of the skies: a catalog of the utterly useless and completely extravagant that we may pull out of the seat pocket in front of us when we're... read more March 14, 2013 by  0

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Fashion To Fool The Fuzz: Chinese T-Shirts Look Like Seatbelt Straps

Sometimes, inventions are revolutionary. When the iPhone debuted in 2007, the world let out a collective gasp, as if to say, "Yes, that's just what I've been wanting!"... read more March 11, 2013 by  3


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