A Tesla "supercharger" in Shanghai pictured on the day of its opening in April 2014. The lack of infrastructure for all electric vehicles is seen as one of the barriers for their greater acceptance in the mainland market. Photo: AFP

In China, the early bird drives an electric car – but will it catch on for the rest?

Chinese authorities should look to electric car owners for clues on how to attract other drivers to follow suit

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A Tesla "supercharger" in Shanghai pictured on the day of its opening in April 2014. The lack of infrastructure for all electric vehicles is seen as one of the barriers for their greater acceptance in the mainland market. Photo: AFP
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