The Singaporean leading the charge on electric cars in the world's biggest auto market

Mr Soh Wei Ming has been a top manager for major carmakers like Daimler-Benz and Volkswagen in the world's largest auto market, China. PHOTO: BEYONCA
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BEIJING - A Singaporean who was one of German auto giant Volkswagen's top executives in China is leading the charge into the booming electric vehicle (EV) space in the world's biggest auto market and giving Tesla a run for its money.

Mr Soh Wei Ming, 55, is building a premium "elegant AI (artificial intelligence) electric vehicle", as he described it, that will ride the wave of this rapidly growing industry, which China now leads in both sales and technology.

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