China goes full throttle in electric vehicle market

Beijing is pushing for new energy vehicles to comprise 20 per cent of car sales by 2025. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - When looking to buy a new car in late 2019, project engineer Miao Haidong was faced with a perennial Beijing problem: Getting it registered for a licence plate.

Looking to control its vehicle population, China's capital city has for years implemented a lottery system of sorts, with potential car owners balloting for a limited number of licences.

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