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PRLog Release) — Nov. 18, — SHANGHAI — recently, many observers China would lead the in EV development, given the sheer of its market and generous government

In 2008, McKinsey Co. predicted EVs generate as much as 30 percent of passenger vehicle sales by A year later, A.T. projected that electric would grab as much as 40 of China’s auto market by

But those expectations are waning. month, J.D. Power that electric cars account for only 2 percent of light vehicle sales by

If J.D. Power is correct, would still be the world’s largest EV market, with sales of 333,000 units. But cars would be a niche not a mass market.

What do the themselves think of the domestic EV

Last June, domestic executives were excited prospects for a huge domestic EV that would help automakers leapfrog international

They were encouraged by the announcement that it would a 50,000-yuan ($7,300) sales for each plug-in hybrid and a 60,000 yuan subsidy for vehicles in five major

But Chinese executives now realize it is not so easy to leapfrog foreign Dong Yang, deputy of the China Association of Automobile has warned that Chinese are way behind international companies in technology.

Dong’s reminder is Many Chinese companies they have developed EV but their technologies are untested.

some companies have extravagant claims about the and performance of their EVs.

For example, engineers that I met have expressed skepticism the safety of BYD battery technology and the that Chery has claimed for its EV.

By GENERAL MOTORS and Nissan Co. allowed journalists to test-drive the VOLT and Nissan Leaf they went on sale.

I this explains why some here in China say the government allow low-speed EVs on China’s They know that companies lag far behind international in EV development, so they want to Chinese automakers the first-mover in their home market.

There are other hurdles of China’s nascent EV market as This week, Reuters that Nissan is not ready to its Leaf electric car in China the government drafts proper standards for charging facilities.

realism about China’s EV may leave a bitter taste, but it is than blind optimism. a dose of realism, perhaps EV makers will work while government officials more clear-headed industrial

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Meanwhile Chery Automobile Co. has put its electric car on sale with a price of 149,800 yuan

The Riich M1-EV was developed on S18 small car platform. Powered by a battery pack, the small car has a range of 150 kilometers and a maximum of 120 kph.

Yuan Tao, Chery’s president for alternative energy told reporters that the will modify the EV for the U.S. and markets and test it in those next year.

SOURCE: News China

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