China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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Print E-mail Text Size: China puts its electric vehicles on center stage From:WSJ April 22, 2009 Chinese auto makers are unveiling a slew of battery-powered cars and other energy-efficient vehicles at this weeks Shanghai auto show that could make them more globally competitive and eventually help address the air pollution that chokes many Chinese cities. Chinas technologies for electric vehicles, especially batteries, are still lagging behind in some important ways.

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The four-door sedan will deliver 40 miles on a charge; a small gasoline engine will recharge the battery as it approaches depletion, extending its range by as much as 200 miles. They leased a few (at a loss) to those that could afford it. Its been improving over time, but the power density and cost issues are still steep for what exists thus far. Posted by: Michael | Apr 13, 2009 5:03:10 PM Battery and technology in the EV1 could not have made it in the market.

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