28 Oct '11, 3pm

China Taking Uncertain Path Toward Electric Vehicles

China Taking Uncertain Path Toward Electric Vehicles

Since the beginning of the year, the technologies adopted by new energy cars as well as the development plans and favorable policies for the sector have been drawing the public's attention with a special focus on the quality, supporting facilities and production costs of electric vehicles. Biofuel and fuel cell technologies are also included in the development plan, but so far those remain at the concept stage. Pure electrics and hybrids, though, are gearing up for vast expansion. The road map for electric vehicles hasn't been determined yet, causing the delay in introducing the plan, said Zhang Shulin, a consultant at the China Automotive Technology and Research Center. In addition, the road map remains as a contentious point of discussion among the various government entities with a hand in the exercise – the Ministries of Science and Technology (MST), Industry and Infor...

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