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Just as President Obama announced his goal of placing one million electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015, China has announced plans to manufacture 1 million per year by 2015. According to an article from the state-run People’s Daily, new plans for the auto industry, to be published soon, are going to make electric and hybrid cars a national priority.

In the long run, China has said that it is hoping to manufacture 100 million new cars and buses each year by 2020. The country has pledged to invest more than 100 billion yuan over the next 10 years to make China into the world’s producer of alternative energy vehicles.

While a move towards more fuel-efficient cars is a step in the right direction, China is still heavily dependent on coal for its electricity. While EVs pollute less than their internal combustion engine counterparts, it is imperative that China invest more money in clean energy sources to curtail emissions in the long run.

Via Guardian.UK

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  1. thomas elecric car February 21, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Its great to hear about plans to promote electric mobility. With the ban of conventional scooters china did already the first step. And a country with such an amount of megacities needs alternatives to the combustion engine, just to prevent the poisening of the innercity air.
    Maybe the next generation of big and influential car makers will be from china.

    Visit http://green-and-energy.com to get more information about electric vehicles

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