Doug Vining Cars: made in China

“China has made no secret of its ambition to have a really big and powerful auto industry,” said Michael Dunne, president of consulting firm Dunne Automotive Ltd. in Hong Kong. “China does intend to lead and dominate the electric-vehicle industry.”
The Chinese government sees EVs as its best chance to seize global leadership in an emerging powertrain technology. Cleaning the notoriously smoggy air and reducing a dependency on foreign petroleum are bonuses.
China, already the world’s biggest vehicle market, overtook the U.S. as No. 1 for EVs in 2015. This week’s Beijing auto show will feature 174 EV models, with 124 of them developed domestically. China’s knack for speedy adaptation has put the country in a position to lead the auto industry in new technologies, Toyota Motor Corp.’s China Chief Executive Officer Kazuhiro Kobayashi said.
- Bloomberg
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Posted: 25 April 2018 at 14:58

Doug Vining Exponential electric vehicles

As China comes to the party in a big way, electric car sales are soaring into the millions. By next year, Bloomberg NEF estimates we'll hit the 5m global cumulative sales total.

With that sort of trajectory, perhaps our MindBullet 'predicting' a global glut of electric cars in the future might be pretty close to reality!
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Posted: 4 September 2018 at 16:23
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