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China has a new car coming in 12 months

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by skdave, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. JohnSnowNW

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    It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to say you are going to do something.
    Build a world changing auto, electric, from scratch, in 12 months.
     
  3. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    A page from Audi's PR department's playbook apparently.
     
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    It was announced at a Furniture Fair. Maybe some confusion between car seats and cars!!
     
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    I'm not too surprised, there seem to be a lot of snake oil salespeople getting a lot of press out of China these days. Maybe it is because of the contraction in their economy? Or maybe these things are just getting more coverage?
     
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    Have you found Jesus my son? Oh yes, and dinos walked with humans.

    We need simple answers for simple minds folks, screw these prep school nerds, LMFAO.

    Sorry, had to troll it, so much ignorance in this world.
     
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    See “BYD Targets 60,000 New Energy Vehicle Sales For 2015"
    BYD Targets 60,000 New Energy Vehicle Sales For 2015

    And BYD is only one of several Chinese companies selling EVs (not including Volvo).
     
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    Who's technology and styling did they steal? Or did they just make a Tesla knock off?
     
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    Though BYD only makes one pure EV car, the e6. They make a number of hybrids and plug in hybrids. The article appears to be discussing all their plug in cars.
     
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    China's population is 3X the US, and there are more middle class people in China with the income to be able to own a car than there are people in the US. Car ownership is a big status symbol in China whereas it's losing it's status here in the US. Western Millennials generally aren't that impressed with car ownership.

    China is the hottest car market in the world, and it makes sense that EVs would sell more there than in the US which is a saturated car market. All things considered, I'm surprised they aren't burying the rest of the world in sales, EV sales are only marginally ahead of the US by about 10,000 a year.
     
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    Millions of Chinese grew up using electric scooters mopeds.

    Using electric fuel to get around is not strange.

    It is not as big a paradigm shift as in the West.

    I just talked to a 24 year old nephew here in Los Angeles. He is saving every penny for a Model 3, a confirmed Tesla fanatic.

    And he worked at Jiffy Lube while in college LOL.
     
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