New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in China


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Elon Musk was just following China's lead. They talk like it was tesla that was in charge.

Except this time back in 2018

The World’s Leading Electric-Car Visionary Isn’t Elon Musk
Wan Gang pushed China to leapfrog the West in electric vehicles.

Two decades earlier, Wan Gang persuaded China’s State Council to throw its vast power behind the risky, unproven technology of electric cars. He advocated using government money, including subsidies, to help create a world champion industry that would surpass Western automakers
By 2007, Wan was minister of science and technology, overseeing billions of yuan with sway to help funnel research-and-development money toward favored industries.
“There will be a strategic window for developing electric vehicles over the next 10 to 20 years,” Wan told state media that March.