Great Wall Motors Is Going To Make An EV Beetle Before Volkswagen Does

This lightning bug will be sold by Great Wall’s electric brand, ORA.

Chinese autonomous vehicle startup WeRide scores permit to test driverless cars in San Jose

The California DMV, the agency that regulates autonomous vehicle testing in the state, said the permit allows WeRide to test two autonomous vehicles without a driver behind the wheel.

This tiny car beat Tesla’s Model 3 as the best-selling EV in the world for January and February

China-based Wuling sold over 56,000 Hong Guang Mini EVs in the first two months of 2021.

TikTok Owner ByteDance Invests $25M in Self-Driving Startup QCraft: Report

Chinese tech giant ByteDance, owner of TikTok and its Chinese counterpart Douyin, has reportedly invested in autonomous driving startup QCraft Inc.

China's Huawei telecom, reeling from U.S. sanctions, reportedly will make EVs

It's pivoting because sanctions 'have slowly been strangling the company'. raises $200 million to develop its autonomous truck platform

The startup plans to use the funds to accelerate the commercialization and deployment of its automated trucking system.

Volkswagen is looking into developing a flying car in China

Volkswagen is conducting research in China about developing flying cars, the automaker said in a statement on Tuesday.

Driverless robotaxis are now available for public rides in China

AutoX is the first in the country to offer rides without safety drivers.

Autonomous driving startup Uisee attracts Chinese state investor in $150M round

Uisee supplies technology for cases ranging from robotaxis and city buses to airports and logistics hubs.

Chinese driverless car start-up WeRide raises $310 million in funding as competition heats up

Tony Han, CEO of WeRide said the funding and new investors will give the company the “strategic resources to fulfill the goal of commercializing self-driving technology.”

Is this Chinese prototype the shape of maglev train tech to come?

Researchers at a university in southwestern China say their approach could mean super fast but cheap travel.

Nio unveils electric sedan after brush with collapse

The Chinese EV startup revived the project after a remarkable turnaround in 2020.

Robocars 2020 In Review: Winter To Spring

In spite of the world’s most chaotic year in recent memory, we saw a Robocar winter turn into a Spring. Here are the top stories of the year.

Chinese autonomous driving startup WeRide bags $200M in funding

WeRide did not disclose its valuation for this round, which is the first tranche of its Series B round, a company spokesperson told TechCrunch.

AutoX becomes China’s first to remove safety drivers from robotaxis

Residents of Shenzhen will see truly driverless cars on the road starting Thursday.

Chinese team test jet engine ‘able to reach anywhere on Earth within 2 hours’

The ‘sodramjet’ engine could offer the biggest hope so far of commercial flight reaching hypersonic speed, the scientists say.

Kandi’s small electric car to cost $7,999 in California

Chinese electric startup Kandi announces that its small K27 electric car has been approved for California roads and it is going to cost only $7,999 in the state after incentives.

Chinese driverless car firm valued at $5.3 billion after new cash injection

The company, which has headquarters in California and the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, has been testing autonomous cars on the roads.

This Tiny Electric Car Is Selling Like Hot Cakes in China

The no-frills Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV goes for 28,800 yuan (about $4,200 at current exchange rates).

Chinese electric car start-up Xpeng shows off new flying vehicle

With eight propellers and a capsule-like frame, the vehicle resembles a human-carrying drone more than a flying car.

Chinese EV startup Xpeng Motors raises $1.5 billion in US public market debut

Chinese electric vehicle startup Xpeng Inc. raised $1.5 billion through an initial public offering in the U.S. as investor interest in EVs and clean energy outstripped concerns over escalating tensions between the U.S. and China.

AutoX launches its autonomous RoboTaxi service in Shanghai

The service is a direct competitor to Didi’s pilot program.

Chinese scientists harness fourth state of matter to create ‘air plasma’ jet engine that runs on electricity alone

Scientists in Wuhan, China claim to have created a carbon-neutral prototype jet engine which could one day allow for a new era in fossil-fuel free manned flight.

Tesla doubles down on claim Chinese EV startup stole its Autopilot source code

Last year Tesla initiated a lawsuit against a former Autopilot engineer who quit to join Chinese startup Xpeng.

China plans to build world’s first airport for self-flying vehicles

Autonomous vehicle-maker Ehang will build the terminal.

Aptiv Launches New Advanced Technology on Buick GL8 Avenir

Updates include Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist and Traffic Jam Assist.

Robot Vehicles Make Contactless Deliveries Amid Coronavirus Quarantine

Chinese startup UDI has deployed self-driving vans delivering food to areas in lockdown.

China & Huawei propose reinvention of the Internet

China has suggested a radical change in the way the Internet works for the UN, in a proposal that claims to allow cutting-edge technologies such as holograms and autonomous cars.

China’s BYD claims new EV 'Blade' battery resists fire while maintaining range

BYD is heralding what it says is a breakthrough in battery safety in electric vehicles.

ABB completes Chargedot acquisition

Global electrical equipment giant ABB has completed its acquisition of Chinese EV charging provider Chargedot.

China’s Geely to make satellite fleet for autonomous driving

Chinese automotive firm Geely’s plans to launch a fleet of satellites to aid its self driving car ambitions.

WeRide resumes robotaxi service in China after COVID-19

WeRide has resumed its robotaxi service in Guanzhou with extreme precautions to keep riders and drivers safe after COVID-19.

G.M. Lays Out Ambitions for Electric-Vehicle Lineup to Rival Tesla

General Motors says it is aiming to sell a million electric cars and trucks annually by 2025 in the United States and China.

Neolix raises $29 million to mass-produce autonomous delivery shuttles

Neolix Technologies, a self-driving logistics startup based primarily in Beijing, today confirmed that it closed a roughly RMB 200 million ($29 million) series A+ financing round in February of this year.

Adorable Self-Driving Vans Are Disinfecting Roads in China

Driverless delivery vehicle startup Neolix is raking in new customers as cities in China are under full lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.

How China will help fuel the revolution in autonomous vehicles

Self-driving cars could steer China’s automotive industry into the passing lane.