Shenzhen, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong province, reached an environmental milestone at the beginning of 2019, with 99 per cent of its 21,689 taxis now powered by electricity. Photo: AP

China cracks cheap lithium production in electric car breakthrough

  • Scientific breakthrough leads to record low costs for essential battery ingredient
  • US and Europe seek to break Chinese dominance in global supply chain
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Shenzhen, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong province, reached an environmental milestone at the beginning of 2019, with 99 per cent of its 21,689 taxis now powered by electricity. Photo: AP
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