China’s Electric Cars Stuck on Low Charge

By Mark Andrews

Nikkei Asian Review. 01/07/2017

Finding and paying for power can prove a headache for drivers
It is nearly 9 p.m. on a Sunday at automaker Lifan’s production site in the Liangjiang New Area suburb of Chongqing, yet the place is a hive of activity as batteries are loaded into vans. PandAuto, a car-sharing company in which Lifan has invested, operates fleets of electric Lifan 330 cars in several Chinese cities, including Chongqing. These vehicles use swappable batteries, and the site is Chongqing’s hub for recharging them.

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