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Car Gangsters: Should We Support Their Evolution Despite Their Mafia Past & Present?

Credit to the CleanTechnica reader who used the email subject “car gangsters” when he sent along news of ethically sketchy German auto industry “research.” Aside from the catchy phrasing, the astoundingly immoral approach that was employed on so many levels to deceive and harm society brought me back to a question that often pops into my head: Should buyers support car gangsters’ efforts to change their ways and offer electric cars, or should we just support companies that are “all in” on clean transport?

CHINA X Cleantech — 1st Edition

China is the largest emitter of CO2. It has also firmly cemented itself as a global leader in clean technologies. Sooner or later, we will see Chinese electric cars sold globally, and Chinese solar cells and solar panels already dominate global sales. In early editions of CHINA X Cleantech, we’ll spend some time figuring out who’s who and what does what.

Byton (New Chinese Global Electric Vehicle Brand) Starts With An “SIV”

In the electric vehicle (EV) world, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of Chinese electric vehicles and global startups. China is doing everything it can to establish its international brand in this arena — perhaps the hottest new consumer market of the 21st century. It makes us wonder how the West will react? Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW, Ford, GM, Daimler, and others have strong statements on electric vehicles and autonomous ones at that, but how prepared are each of them to genuinely compete?