New en­ergy cars

China Daily (Canada) - - ANALYSIS -

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

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