The latest from the Shanghai auto show

Carmakers in China are scrambling to develop and sell so-called new energy vehicles (NEVs) in anticipation of tougher new rules expected to be implemented as early as next year.

Matthew Cheyne, Head of Sales and Marketing at MG Motor UK, commented: "The MG E-motion electric supercar concept demonstrates our global vision for the future".

Big four-wheel-drive SUVs are popular, accounting for 40 percent of sales in China past year.

The Chinese auto market has been flooded with electric vehicle start-ups in recent years after Beijing opened the sector to technology and venture capital investment.

With the rising pollution level in the country, the Government of India is laying increased emphasis on adoption of electric vehicles.

1-year-old missing 'without a trace'
After a massive search for 1 year old Semaj Crosby, the focus Wednesday night turned to a home on Louis Road in Joliet Township. The case is considered to be a missing child case and Semaj's family is fully cooperating with detectives, Ackerman said.

For years, carmakers have struggled to gain economies of scale to bring down the cost of electric cars, which have failed to gain traction with consumers in part due to their price. The AWD Volvo XC90 Excellence derives power from the company's T8 Twin-Engine Plug-in Hybrid Electric powertrain (2.0-litre supercharged and turbocharged petrol engine + 9.2kWh Lithium-ion battery).

The new Volvo Electric Car will go on sale in 2019 and it will be exported globally from China where it is being manufactured. The Cabinet's planning agency announced a goal in February of having 100,000 public charging stations and 800,000 private stations operating by the end of this year.

GM's China business generated about $2 billion in equity income from its joint-venture partnerships a year ago, about 16% of its total pretax profit.

Volvo has previously declared its electric ambitions to be one million EV's and hybrids sold by 2025. At a later stage, the carmaker will add plug-in hybrid versions for each model.

Regulators have eased some regulations to encourage foreign companies to play a bigger role in developing the Chinese industry but manufacturers say they are waiting to see the final requirements.

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