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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Rally targets plan to ban idling engines

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... their vehicles' air conditioning. The protesting drivers, organised by the Motor Transport Workers General Union, gathered around Pier 3 in Central, switching their engines on and off in unison ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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- ...

  6. Shanghai GM launches first mainland hybrid

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Shanghai General Motors unveiled its hybrid Buick LaCrosse in Shanghai yesterday, which will go on sale this year to compete with Toyota Motor Corp's Prius and Honda's Civic. The company, a joint venture between General Motors China and SAIC Motor Corp, did not disclose the price or the production capacity for its first hybrid. Shanghai GM said it also planned ...

  7. VW allocates US$600m for green engine drive

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... give drivers the feel of a 2.0 turbo engine. Meanwhile, fuel consumption of the cars is lower,' Mr Soh said. Volkswagen's rivals including General Motors, Toyota Motor, Honda Motor ... brands with joint venture partners Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp and First Auto Works. The top five brands in China last year were Volkswagen, Buick of General Motors, and various brands ...

  8. Safety roadblock for new-energy cars

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the increasing demand. Last year, an electric car, with no one inside, produced by small mainland firm Hawtai Motor, suddenly caught fire on a roadside in Hangzhou. Separately, two General Motors ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Target clunkers first, advises green group

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... had not thought through. "Could we just deal with the Euro IIIs at a later stage and give more resources to the pre-Euro or Euro I?" she said. Yuen Cheung-fung from the Motor Transport Workers General Union said the union wanted the government to offer different allowances for different types of trucks. He said the rate should be between 40 and 60 per cent. He agreed ...

  10. 55 years after beating the French, general fights for a green Vietnam

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Hanoi Fifty-five years after he masterminded the crushing defeat of the French empire in Indochina at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam's famous General Vo Nguyen Giap is still fighting. Only now the 97-year-old's weapons are words- and the battleground is the environment. In January, General Giap, a national hero who was a close confidante of the late president Ho ...




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