Analysts suggest the first Chinese vehicle to actually make a splash in the US is likely to be a luxury, technology-packed SUV from Lynk & Co, a new brand created by Volvo and Volvo’s Chinese parent, Geely. The Lynk Model 01 went on sale last month in China and is expected to hit US dealerships in 2019. Chinese capital is also behind niche electric carmakers in the US, including Lucid Motors, Faraday Future and SF Motors, all based in California. Photo: Simon Song

China already the clear powerhouse in electric cars

Chinese manufacturers account for less than half of market share in China, the world’s biggest, but on electric vehicles domestic companies have an almost 90pc market share

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Analysts suggest the first Chinese vehicle to actually make a splash in the US is likely to be a luxury, technology-packed SUV from Lynk & Co, a new brand created by Volvo and Volvo’s Chinese parent, Geely. The Lynk Model 01 went on sale last month in China and is expected to hit US dealerships in 2019. Chinese capital is also behind niche electric carmakers in the US, including Lucid Motors, Faraday Future and SF Motors, all based in California. Photo: Simon Song
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