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Electric Car

Tesla blaze renews safety concerns with electric cars

When debris on a freeway near Seattle, Washington, pierced the battery of a US$70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns for owners of electric cars.

Friday, 4 October, 2013, 2:19pm

Financial benefits of green cars touted

Nissan Motor is joining General Motors and Tesla Motors, the largest US sellers of rechargeable cars, in promoting the money-saving benefits of battery-powered cars over saving the planet.

26 Apr 2013 - 4:14am

Guangdong eyes green car growth

Guangdong plans to spend 57.3 billion yuan (HK$70.82 billion) over the next 10 years to lead the mainland in producing new-energy vehicles, but will still fall far short of the sales target.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:18am

BYD charges ahead with Hong Kong e-taxi plans

BYD chairman Wang Chuanfu laid out a bold plan yesterday to replace 3,000 taxis running on liquefied petroleum gas in Hong Kong with its e6 electric cars within two years.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:32am

China Digest, March 11, 2013

The municipal government plans to buy 5,000 electric vehicles this year, the Beijing Times reports. Most of the vehicles will be used by civil servants or bus companies for public transport.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:14am

Chance to host Formula E electric car race missed as pollution soars

Formula E Holdings, promoter of the Formula E Championship, also made public its preliminary list of eight cities selected to host races next year - omitting Hong Kong.

10 Mar 2013 - 5:52am 10 comments

Letters to the Editor, February 18, 2013

It is common for employees in Hong Kong to work long hours. There appears to be no change in this state of affairs despite efforts by the government to change the working culture.

18 Feb 2013 - 1:55am 1 comment

Saab's hometown prays for electric vehicle revival

Saab Automobile is raising fresh hopes in its Swedish hometown as the mothballed brand gears up for another revival, more than a year after it went bankrupt.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:56am

320km/h Grand Prix electric car racing on cards for Hong Kong

Grand Prix motor racing could be coming to Hong Kong - but not as we know it. A Hong Kong-based consortium, Formula E Holdings, is planning to bring Formula E, high-speed electric-car racing, to the city's streets next year as part of a global circuit of 10 cities including Rome, London and Rio de Janeiro.

13 Jan 2013 - 5:39am 11 comments

US plans to require quiet cars to speak up to cut pedestrian toll

Electric cars, which have near-silent engines, will need to have noise-making devices installed to let people know they are near, under a US government proposal.

9 Jan 2013 - 4:19am

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