New energy cars
were sold in China in the first seven months of 2015
All well and good, but in a groundbreaking field with no set rules, making the motoring revolution of the early 21st century a reality is proving a huge challenge. That is evident in a target that the State Council set three years ago to have 500,000 new energy vehicles on the road by the end of this year, a goal that has proven to be way too ambitious.
One of the cities leading the charge in this campaign is Beijing. But as is the case with China’s other big cities, it is encumbered by the need to balance conflicting interests — those of the public at large, of motorists and of companies