The project also demonstrates how difficult it is to get lithium out of the ground and break China’s dominance in processing the metal into batteries.
The country’s success with two- and three-wheeled vehicles selling for less than $1,000 could be a model for other developing countries.
Critics of the state’s drive to end reliance on gas-powered cars have been in the news. But environmentalists said the harsh weather underscored the need for electric vehicles.
The broke world records China’s heat wave, which began in June, has evaporated more than half of hydropower generating capacity in the usually southwestern Sichuan Province. You get 81% of the electricity from hydroelectric power stations. This reduction in energy supply, at a time when the need for cooling increased, brought industrial production and daily … Read more