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Clean Air Now For Sale In South Korea

June 30th, 2017 | by Rogier van Rooij

Clean, fresh air. Those who are fortunate enough to live in parts of the world where pollution levels have not gone insane yet will barely be aware of its exceptional value, but those living in places where there just doesn’t seem to be such a thing as leaving the house without ruining your respiratory system know its virtue. Interesting news in that regard involves South Korea


Countries Are Progressing Too Slowly On Green Growth, According To OECD

June 22nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report published this week by the OECD has concluded that, while many countries are making progress on environmental productivity in terms of carbon, energy, and materials, and the growing consensus that carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel use have decoupled from economic growth, progress is still too slow if we are to meet the targets outlined in recent international treaties and commitments. 


Rumor: Tesla Shanghai Factory To Be Announced Soon

June 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Rumors of a new Tesla factory in Shanghai, China, have been flying around the internet for months. And just as quickly as they popped up, Tesla batted them away, saying they were just speculation, there was nothing official, it was looking at several locations in China, it had made no decision yet, and things of that nature


$7,800 Electric Microcar? (Coming Soon To Europe From China)

June 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

While Elon Musk and Tesla start the electric car revolution from the high end of the market, Chinese company CHJ Automotive plans to start from the low end. Co-founder Kevin Shen says the company plans to introduce an ultra-compact electric car starting at around $7,800 in 2018. The company is working together with Clem, a French ride-hailing service, to test the cars in Paris


China Electric Car Sales Grow 49% — BAIC EC180 Leads Rise of Microcars

June 17th, 2017 | by Jose Pontes

The Chinese market had more than 40,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase in sales over the same month last year, with the EV market share now at 1.4%, close to last year's record (1.45%). Expect improvement as the year progresses and sales expand, with the Chinese EV market potentially surpassing 2% market share


China: 12% Electric Cars By 2020 … Or Else

June 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Last week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met privately with German chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss China's proposal to require all manufacturers to sell more so-called new energy vehicles. After the meeting, Merkel thought she had an agreement that would allow German companies that manufacture cars in China a little breathing room before complying with the new rules


NEVS (Saab Successor) Unveils InMotion Autonomous People Pod

June 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

At the CES Asia show in Shanghai last week, NEVS, the Chinese successor to Saab, unveiled its InMotion autonomous people-moving pod that embodies its vision for urban transport of the future. Looking very much like a horizontal self-service elevator, InMotion offers users a high degree of customization to make their journey as connected and pleasant as possible


2 Million Electric Cars Now Trolling Pollution, IEA Reports

June 10th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

The number of electric cars in the world has doubled since this time a year ago, according to the International Energy Agency. That's the good news. The not so good news is that electric cars still only account for 0.2% of all the cars in the world. The rest are conventional vehicles that flit along the highways and byways of the world, spewing who knows what out of their tail pipes


China Laughing As The Donald Hands It The World

June 2nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the first articles I published after the US presidential election in November was this one: "How China (+ Russia) Could Shift USA From #1 To #2 (Or Lower), Via Trump Naivety." From that article



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