Electric vehicles are a key part of the transportation modernization plan in China.
As coastal mega-cities have grown and pollution has worsened in China, an over-reliance on fossil fuels for urban transport is becoming a worse and worse option.
In 2009, the Chinese central government approved the Auto Industry Restructuring and Revitalization Plan to invest billions in developing electric vehicles (EVs).
Compared to traditional cars, EVs offer a faster, greener, and cheaper option for rapidly urbanizing and modernizing the country.
government policies fuel the ev economy
Electric vehicles were — and still are — strategically advantageous for the developing state.
On the production side, China’s robust manufacturing and industrial industries have enabled mass production of vehicles, which in turn drives more manufacturing and business.