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The 120-strong delegation from Ireland visited Hong Kong as part of the annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year CEO Retreat. Photograph: Getty Images

“Build Your Dreams” reads the sign at the entrance to the vast industrial campus in Shenzhen occupied by BYD, a Chinese conglomerate that manufactures(...)

BYD is a Shenzhen-based car and battery maker. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD, backed by US investor Warren Buffett, reported on Sunday a 632 per cent jump in its first-quarter net profit, buo(...)

Tesla chief executive  Elon Musk unveils the Roadster 2. Photograph: Tesla/Reuters

Tesla’s lead in battery technology gives it a cost advantage that may last for several years and help the US electric-car maker face down an onslaugh(...)

As Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rolled out their electric cars for the mass market in 2010, Japanese manufacturers placed enthusiastic bets on a surge(...)

A traffic sign forbidding horse carts to enter an area of ‘Shenzhen City’. China is preparing to follow the lead of France and the UK with plans to introduce a ban petrol and diesel passenger cars in the future

China is joining France and Britain in announcing plans to end sales of petrol and diesel cars. The industry ministry is developing a timetable to en(...)

Huge crowds attend the press days of the Beijing auto show, particularly at the premium exhibits like Audi (above). The attendances will only increase as the public starts to attend.

The Beijing Auto Show is the only place in the city where you can confidently walk in front of an SUV and not fear that you will be mown down by a man(...)

A Roewe E50 electric car is parked next to a street as a bicycle travels past, amid heavy smog, after the city issued its first ever “red alert” for air pollution in Beijing, China last week. Photograph: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Last week’s smog in Beijing was more likely to have a yellowish tinge than a silver lining but one beneficiary of pollution going off the charts last (...)

Jia Yueting, Leshi Internet Information and Technology founder aims to venture into electric cars as China attempts to cut air pollution

A Chinese IT billionaire is following in the footsteps of Tesla Motors chairman Elon Musk in seeking to build electric cars in the world’s largest aut(...)

Wang Chuanfu, chairman of BYD, a Chinese electric-car maker partially owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, described the  recently introduced  beneficial policies for EVs as “unprecedented”. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

China is considering providing 100 billion yuan (€412 billion) in government funding to build electric-vehicle (EV) charging facilities and spur deman(...)

China has introduced tough new vehicle warranty laws which will allow consumers to get free repairs of faults or replacement of defective vehicles, a (...)

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