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Apple gambles on ride-sharing with $1b investment in Didi Chuxing, China's Uber

Apple gambles on ride-sharing with $1b investment in Didi Chuxing, China's Uber

Most of the recent talk around Apple and automobiles has centered on the company's highly secretive (but not especially secret) work on autonomous electric cars. When and if those vehicles will roll into showrooms is still anyone's guess, but one thing's certain: Apple is increasingly interested in... read more

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2014 Volvo S60L production in China

'Made In China' May Be Fine For Volvo, But Not Lexus -- Or Chinese Shoppers

Lexus is one of the few luxury automakers that hasn't set up shop in China. That's undoubtedly lost the company plenty of sales, because vehicles imported to China carry high... read more November 5, 2015 by


 
2015 Buick Envision (Chinese spec)

Would You Buy A Chinese-Made Car? Buick May Want To Know

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been hearing rumors about a new, sporty electric car that's intended to turn the heads of Tesla fans. Sounds feasible, right? After all... read more August 20, 2015 by


 
Traffic in China

China's Auto Market May Not Be As Strong As Everyone Thought

Some pundits have predicted that China's auto market is unstoppable. To prove their point, they often point to the country's booming middle class, who aspire to own the same... read more July 9, 2015 by


 
2016 BMW 7-Series with M Sport Package

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


 
2015 Volvo S60

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


 
2016 Volvo S60 Inscription

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


 
Elon Musk

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


 
2016 Volvo S60 Inscription

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


 
Tesla Model S

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


 
Geely Maple

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


 

 
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