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  1. Deaths 'not linked' to electric car design

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com The blast and deaths following the collision of a BYD e6 electric car with a Nissan GTR sports car in Shenzhen in late May were not directly linked to the electric vehicle's design, according to investigators. But the lead expert on the investigation team said the incident had eroded confidence in the safety of electric cars generally. ...

  2. Electric cars: the BURNING QUESTION

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com The drivers of Shenzhen's 300 electric taxis say they are finding passengers harder to come by following a deadly blaze in late May that was triggered by a rear-end collision. Surveillance cameras showed the e6 electric taxi, made by Shenzhen-based BYD and being driven at 80km/h, bursting into flames just three seconds after a Nissan GTR travelling ...

  3. Electric-car safety tests faulted

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Experts have questioned whether the mainland's safety tests for electric cars were rigorous enough after an electric taxi burst into flames, killing three, when it was struck from the rear by a speeding sports car. The e6 electric taxi made by the Shenzhen-based company BYD was destroyed by fire following the collision early on Saturday, ...

  4. Accidents happen, even to electric cars

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... There is no greater potential blow to a burgeoning industry or technology than a fatal accident. The mainland electric carmaker BYD has been abandoned by some shareholders and the safety ... needs to be done to improve the reputation of electric cars and the 'Made in China' brand. The taxi exploded and caught fire after being struck by a speeding sports car, prompting ...

  5. Johnson Electric profit hits US$187m

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Electronic component manufacturer Johnson Electric reported a 2.7 per cent increase in net profit to a record US$187 million in the financial year to March 31. ... ideas made him optimistic about Johnson Electric's long-term prospects, while for this year he was 'cautiously optimistic'. Most of the company's plants are on the mainland, ...

  6. Half Shenzhen's buses to be electric or hybrid

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com In a bid to become China's electric vehicle capital, Shenzhen has set a goal to replace more than 50 per cent of its combustion engine buses with electric ... in Beijing that within three years the city would ban from the road all vehicles that failed to meet the country's advanced emission standards. The 'green' credentials of electric cars ...

  7. Renault unveils its latest electric-powered sedan

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for environmentally-friendly vehicles. Renault yesterday unveiled the city's fourth wholly electric car amid growing demand for 'green' vehicles. While only 300 out of the 630,000 local licensed vehicles are powered by electricity, Renault hopes its launch of the Fluence Z.E., a HK$388,000 electric sedan, will draw 100 local buyers in its first year. 'We expect Hong Kong to lead our ...

  8. Mitsubishi Electric to push automation

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Japan's Mitsubishi Electric is expanding its factory automation systems business in China to boost annual domestic sales in that market segment to 100 ... at Mitsubishi Electric and its group president for factory automation systems, said yesterday. The opportunities for the company to supply automation equipment to manufacturers operating outside Japan ...

  9. Chance to test drive an electric car

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Electric vehicles will be one of the highlights of InnoCarnival 2011. Visitors will find out about the latest green car technology, and those with a valid driving licence can test drive the most up-to-date electric cars at the event. About 50 organisations will showcase their new technology at the carnival at Hong Kong Science Park this weekend. InnoCarnival is part ...

  10. HK firm rides on electric cars

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... environmentally friendly vehicles has been shifting up a gear. Produced by Hong Kong-based EuAuto Technology, mycar is the city's first electric vehicle (EV) to be sold in global markets. Partially ... and technology broke new ground in Hong Kong. 'At the time, the idea of designing and developing an electrical vehicle in Hong Kong was an alien concept,' says Chung. She says the willingness ...




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