A man walks past electric cars and tricycles on a sidewalk in Beijing. Clean energy vehicles and batteries are pivotal to Beijing’s plan to turn the country into a hi-tech powerhouse in the next few decades. Photo: AFP

Tough road ahead in switch to electric cars

If the country is to become a hi-tech powerhouse, the conversion of vehicles powered by fossil fuels to clean energy is a must despite the huge challenges it presents

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A man walks past electric cars and tricycles on a sidewalk in Beijing. Clean energy vehicles and batteries are pivotal to Beijing’s plan to turn the country into a hi-tech powerhouse in the next few decades. Photo: AFP
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