15 Jun '12, 9am

Saab's New Chapter: Manufacturing Electric Cars for the Chinese ...: Earlier this week, a Chinese-Swedish-Japane...

The focus on the Chinese market is quite obvious. The electric car market barley exists there yet – in 2011, China only sold 8,000 electric vehicles, accounting for less than 1 percent of the total global sales volume. But this is going to change soon, at least according to China Electric Vehicle Industry Report, 2012 . The report mentioned that in April 2012, China issued the electric vehicle plan, which established an output and sales goal of 500,000 electric cars in 2015 and 5 million in 2020. The new owners also believe that the Chinese are not just ready for electric cars, but also for premium electric cars. “Chinese customers demand a premium electric vehicle, which we will be able to offer by acquiring Saab,” Kai Johan Jiang said in a statement.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/06/saabs-new-chapter-man...

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