15 May '18, 10am

Chinese electric car sales up 149%

In much the same way as we'll soon have to stop reporting renewable energy production records because they're coming too darned often , I might start having to ration out how often I talk about spikes in electric vehicle sales around the world. While a 170% growth rate in The Netherlands might be impressive , for example, I do have to remind myself that we're still talking about a tiny fraction of cars in one tiny corner of the world. But this next headline is kind of the opposite: Business Green reports that sales of electric vehicles were up 149% in China in the first four months of the year . And China being China, that means an awful lot of cars—225,310 to be precise. (It's not immediately clear to me whether this figure includes plug-in hybrids as well as pure battery electric vehicles.) Given that China is aiming for 2 million electric vehicle sales a year by 2020, t...

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