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  1. Consumption tax drives down margin at Great Wall Motor

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Great Wall Motor, the mainland's largest maker of pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles, posted first-half profit of 406 million yuan, up 10.6 per cent from a year ... Manufacturers, mainland car companies sold 2.29 million passenger cars in the first half, up 25.92 per cent from the same period a year earlier. Vehicles sales totalled 4.3 million units. Deputy general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605755/consumption-tax-drives-down-margin-great-wall-motor
  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Self-driving vehicles a step closer, say carmakers

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... But many car executives say the industry is on the cusp of welcoming vehicles that make the idea of keeping both hands on the wheel an anachronism. General Motors showed off "dream cars" ... to guide the car. However, the pace of invention has quickened, with carmakers such as GM, Ford Motor, Toyota Motor and Volkswagen developing technologies to help drivers avoid accidents. "In ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1017261/self-driving-vehicles-step-closer-say-carmakers
  3. Cleaner cars take centre stage at fair

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) and General Motors displayed a plug-in hybrid Buick SUV. GM's chief executive, Dan Akerson, said the company was committed ... and Japan's Mazda Motor, was looking for the right model to develop as a joint-venture brand in China. It is also seeking to expand its product range to entry-level brands, with price tags lower than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999088/cleaner-cars-take-centre-stage-fair
  4. GM unit in tie-up to service mainland cars

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong General Motors China and SAIC Motor Corp yesterday announced a joint venture- Shanghai OnStar Telematics- to service vehicles after they are sold. OnStar, a subsidiary of General Motors, and SAIC will each own 40 per cent of the joint venture. The remaining 20 per cent will be owned by Shanghai General Motors, a 50-50 joint venture of GM and SAIC. OnStar is forming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617643/gm-unit-tie-service-mainland-cars
  5. At the touch of a button

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... General Motors is thriving on the mainland. Thanks to the popularity of Buick's Excelle saloon, Chevrolet's Cruze and Sail runabouts, and Cadillac's SLS business saloon and SRX luxury utility vehicle, the group last month reported record sales of 1,273,502 vehicles in the first half of this year, up by 5.3 per cent on the same period last year. But the success ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976515/touch-button
  6. SAIC unveils 2b yuan programme to develop electric vehicles

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... manufacturer General Motors Corp, are developing cars that run on electric or hydrogen fuel cells. They plan to market the vehicles at the start of the next decade. ... Kandy Wong SAIC Motor Corp, the mainland's largest carmaker, said yesterday it would invest 2 billion yuan (HK$2.27 billion) to develop electricity-run vehicles. In a statement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661514/saic-unveils-2b-yuan-programme-develop-electric-vehicles
  7. Bike electrifies market

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the marque says. 'However, practical experience has shown that the battery rarely runs out completely, so charging times are generally shorter.' The bike's aluminium battery casing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975371/bike-electrifies-market
  8. New, greener ways of motoring

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a more sustainable future. They create less pollution and help save the planet's resources. Samantha Lau Touareg Hybrid SUV The VW Touareg Hybrid is powered both by an electric motor and a petrol engine. For short-distance driving, Touareg uses a rechargeable battery to power its motor, just like any other electric vehicle. But if the battery is running low or the car needs more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995428/new-greener-ways-motoring
  9. Bus drivers seek 6.5pc pay rise

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Unions for drivers of the city's three bus companies are demanding a salary increase of between 6.5 per cent and 8 per cent this year. They also have called for the daily pay of casual drivers to rise by HK$40. Chung Kin-wa, of the Motor Transport Workers General Union, said the demands were based on inflation and expected profits. He would not rule out industrial action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736953/bus-drivers-seek-65pc-pay-rise
  10. Volkswagen gets in the driving seat to launch eco motor

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Touareg is a 'parallel hybrid', which means its motor is powered by both a dedicated battery and a petrol engine, similar to the Toyota Prius. By contrast, in a 'series hybrid' like the Chevrolet Volt, the petrol engine's function is to recharge the battery, which in turn powers the motor. Volkswagen's SUV does feature an all-electric mode- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729456/volkswagen-gets-driving-seat-launch-eco-motor

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