Reports Of Over 2000 Tesla's Sitting Unsold In China

Tesla Motors officially expanded to the Chinese market last year in hopes of grabbing attention of the new wealth in China but sales have been sluggish and now there are reports that up to 2000 cars may be sitting unsold. In response to the lackluster sales start in China, Tesla is laying off a third of the… » 3/17/15 11:53am 3/17/15 11:53am

Volvo and Saab

I was reading this article right here and thinking about Volvo as they have been (awesome, RWD) and how they are today (FWD, kind of boring but great all the same) and that in the future, if Geely gave them the means and the funding, how it would be interesting to have Volvo and the remains of Saab from NEVS under one… » 2/27/15 12:26am 2/27/15 12:26am

Charge Your Tesla In Rural China For Free

Having a Tesla Model S rocks. Nothing beats that instant torque. Having a Tesla Model S in rural China hundreds of miles away from a charging station rocks less. Especially if you run out of juice. Sometimes you need to channel your inner MacGyver to get going again. » 2/24/15 1:54pm 2/24/15 1:54pm

"I am very good at working with Hipsters": Chinese Tycoon Tries to Buy…

A Chinese recycling magnate's bid to buy Jalopnik has fallen at the first hurdle, after he allegedly made bizarre remarks regarding hipster businessmen. » 1/20/15 1:01pm 1/20/15 1:01pm

China's New Armored Police Car is Too Much Party

Behold you capitalist pig-dogs! This is the Zijing Qingyuan Armored Spherical Cabin Electric Patrol Vehicle and as you can see it's a special car. This geodesic dome on wheels provides a friendly face to the crushing oppression that it represents, while also providing riot cops with a 360 view of protesters in need of… » 12/03/14 3:54pm 12/03/14 3:54pm

Beijingers made fun of my rental Lincoln MKT

I had some company bigwigs in town and had to take car of their transportation needs. I called my usual rental company to get a 12th or 13th Gen Toyota Crown (the Audi A6L is wayyy too common for a snob like me) and thought we'd have that with driver for the day. » 5/22/14 5:35am 5/22/14 5:35am

Chinese Dealer Punished for Spreading Sales Limit Rumors

According to a Bloomberg report, a Chinese dealer incited a sales panic when he allegedly told buyers that Nanjing would be imposing restrictions on auto-sales. In order to alleviate traffic congestion and pollution, many large cities in China set quotas on how many new vehicle registrations are allowed, which in turn… » 5/09/14 10:47am 5/09/14 10:47am

The Chinese are at it again!

We all know that China is world famous for reverse engineering everything from sunglasses, to iPhones, and all the way up to cars. But in recent times, China's emerging auto industry has actually churned out some original vehicles. Some of which, are actually attractive! » 3/07/14 2:53pm 3/07/14 2:53pm

Will Volvo Turn Us Into the Next "Manchurian Candidate" ?

Recently I published a post called, "Since When Does Sweden Make the Coolest Cars?" I wasn't totally serious that Sweden makes the "coolest" cars but I did find it interesting that the two vehicles currently obsessed by Jalopnik staff and readers both happen to be Swedish. Could this obsession be a clue to a larger… » 3/03/14 10:32am 3/03/14 10:32am

Chinese Car Buyers Look To Blogs; American Car Buyers Look To Ads

According to a study published on Global Times, a Chinese news site, Chinese car buyers are more likely than Americans to look to blogs and online user reviews when making automotive purchasing decisions. » 2/21/14 10:00am 2/21/14 10:00am

Suprisingly Beautiful Road in China

I went on a school trip last October to Xi'An in central China. Second day there, we visited Huashan (华山), one of China's Five Great Mountains. The road leading up the mountain took my breath away. Crisp clean air, wonderfully smooth tarmac and gorgeous views up the mountain. If China were to ever produce a sports… » 2/04/14 12:39pm 2/04/14 12:39pm

WashPo: Keystone XL Not a Evil Commie Plot

Some of you Yankees, in between your stints shooting AK-47s at innocent wildlife and claiming that kind of nationalized single-payer healthcare system you so desire is "free," may have watched the State of the Union last Tuesday. For those of you who don't know, the State of the Union is like a Throne Speech, except… » 2/01/14 3:27pm 2/01/14 3:27pm

The 2017 Holden Commodore will be made in China.

To gain approval to develop a new Commodore, General Motors did a top-secret deal with Holden to pair the next generation sedan with a Buick that was originally exclusive to the Chinese market. » 12/15/13 3:39am 12/15/13 3:39am

Stop What You're Doing And Watch The Chinese Remake Of Top Gun

We all know that the Chinese love to copy our fighter jets. But now they're copying our fighter jet movies as well. I can only say that if they're as good at one as they are the other, our military has very little to worry about. » 12/02/13 9:09pm 12/02/13 9:09pm