The State Council, or China's cabinet, on Wednesday began soliciting public opinions on a draft regulation for the implementation of the Vehicle and Vessel Tax Law, which will exempt electric cars, fuel-cell vehicles and hybrid vehicles from taxation.
Beijing Hyundai Motor started to recall 9,280 MoInca vehicles over defective engines on Wednesday, China's quality watchdog said.
Japanese automaker Mazda Motor and its Chinese joint venture Chang'an Ford Mazda will recall 94,874 Mazda3 vehicles starting Thursday over defective windshield wipers, China's consumer quality watchdog said on Wednesday.
China's new-energy vehicle production capacity is expected to hit around 300,000 units by 2012.
After snapping up iconic global automobile brands, Chinese automakers are now turning to Europe for their middle and higher-end human resource (HR) requirements, even as they expand aggressively in the world's largest automobile market.
VW, Mercedes buck sluggish auto trend with better sales
China's auto sales and output in May continued the downward trend in April, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said Thursday.
Volvo began recalling 2,337 vehicles in China on Wednesday to fix problems that could pose safety risks, China's quality watchdog said.
General Motors Co (GM), the biggest overseas automaker in China, said it intends to exercise an option to buy back a 1 percent stake in its main car venture in the country to make it an equally held unit with its partner.
China's automobile market continued to slow down with further negative month-on-month passenger vehicle sales growth in May, sparking concern that it may have difficulty reaching its previous sales target of 20 million vehicles this year.
The smell of auto tires engulfed the Dubai World Trade Center on Tuesday, when the 9th Automechanika Middle East trade show opened its doors, with more than 100 Chinese firms participating in the three-day exhibition.
Fiat SpA, Europe's sixth-largest automaker by market share, will locally produce its gearboxes in China, as part of its plan to gain a foothold in the world's biggest automobile market.