Electric vehicles on a sidewalk in Beijing. Photo: AFPElectric vehicles on a sidewalk in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Electric vehicles on a sidewalk in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

Beijing’s grand plan for electric cars: looks good, but under the bonnet ...

China’s electric vehicle industry seems to be well on the road to global dominance. Dig a little deeper and the figures are less impressive than they first appear

Electric vehicles on a sidewalk in Beijing. Photo: AFPElectric vehicles on a sidewalk in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Electric vehicles on a sidewalk in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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