31 Jul '13, 7am

Economic (Not Environmental) Concerns Are Pushing EV Manufacturing

Economic (Not Environmental) Concerns Are Pushing EV Manufacturing

With electricity cheap from fossil fuel sources and no nationwide carbon price, China is nonetheless gearing up to be a competitive player in the EV market. Rather than taking climate action, this seems to be primarily for economic reasons. China is looking to EVs as a solution to boost its own car market and automobile manufacturing sector, as it faces challenges accessing the gas-based vehicle market. “Unlike other developed nations studied, China is not already heavily motorized; since it can’t penetrate the existing gasoline vehicle market outside China, it seeks to produce a large market share of its own future vehicle population and a growing share of the global EV market,” IU writes.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/07/31/ev-manufacturing-econ...

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