Blog Tag - Cars

Having Paved its Roads with Good Intentions, Beijing Approves First Self-Driving Car Licenses
A week after Baidu CEO Robin Li suggested that commercial use of self-driving technology may arrive sooner than later, the Chinese tech-giant gained...
Throwback Thursday: When Things Stayed the Same and Industrial Development Took Priority
Throwback Thursday takes a look back into Beijing's past, using our nine-year-strong blog archives as the source for a glance at the weird and...
R Crashorama with Chinese Charateristics: Monster Trucks Coming to Beijing July 29
Esteemed residents of Beijing, are you prepared to receive quality entertainment that will increase the rate of your pulses? The time of the "Monster...
Beicology: Capital Makes Smoggy Old Cars Come to a Screeching Halt
As part of its continuing efforts to clear Beijing's notoriously smoggy skies, the capital's environmental protection bureau has deemed old, exhaust...
Beijing to Cut New Car Limit to 100,000 Per Year
The value of a Beijing license plate is about to go up, as officials plan to reduce the number of new vehicles permitted each year. With a goal of no...
Five Spooky Taobao Rear Window Stickers to Help You Horrify Beijing's Drivers
You grip the steering wheel, your knuckles white, eyes widening, breath short, before resisting the urge to stomp on the brakes and literally veer...
Drive Your Own Pollution Dome: Tesla claims its latest completely protects against PM2.5s
While most cars sputter out toxic exhaust, one car claims to protect you from such pollution. At least that's what electric vehicle maker Tesla is...
Beijing Automobile License Plate Restrictions Change on Monday, Apr 11
If your no-drive day is Friday, then not only are you pushed off the road at the end of this week, but you won't be able to drive on Monday either,...
Beijing May Impose Winter Auto Restrictions, But Why Now?
News reports over the weekend indicated that Beijing is still considering automobile restrictions using the odd-even license plate system, on which...
Beijing to Impose 'Odd-Even' License Plate Restrictions for Remainder of Winter: Report
Chinese social media has been alight with the unconfirmed but seemingly imminent imposition of "odd-even" license plate restrictions for the rest of...
Ridin' Cheaply: People's Uber Offers 12 Percent Discount in June
Well this is a nice start to the month: People's Uber, the basic arm car hire service Uber, is offering a 12 percent discount on all rides during...
Tear Around Beijing in a Tesla: Ritz-Carlton Financial Street Offers Test Drive and Tea
The afternoon tea: synonymous with civility and serenity. Tesla Model S: a new paradigm for speed. Enjoy them both in Beijing in a single three-hour...
Beijing Considers Congestion Charges to Reduce Pollution ... Again
Sometimes Beijing feels like a Coke machine – whatever the issue is, you have to rock back and forth several times before it finally falls over. The...
Lamborghinis Smash in Beijing Street Race Gone Wrong
In a scene that we've strangely seen before, street-racing supercars smashed up on Beijing streets Saturday night (April 11) around 10pm, state media...
Beijing Considers Permanent Odd-Even License Plate Restrictions
Beijing is considering permanently instituting odd-even license plate driving restrictions, after the success of the measure in partially reducing...