Rolling the Electric Way. Article about electric cars in China.
By Mark Andrews
Blue Wings – Finnair. September 2018
Why China drives the e-car market After revolutionising bicycle sharing and mobile payments, China now aims for global dominance of the electric vehicle market.
When Nick Dong and his wife became a two-car family, buying an electric car was the smart choice. Like many larger Chinese cities, Beijing has restrictions on license plates, meaning that Dong’s first car, a locally made Haval H5, registered in another city, could not be fully used. When Dong bought his electric Zhidou car made by a Geely joint venture it attracted RMB120,000 (15,000 euros) in national and local subsidies towards the purchase cost along with a Beijing license plate – a commodity strictly controlled by lottery.
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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.
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