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Consumers key to vehicle electrificatio

SHANGHAI – For electric vehicles, “there is no customer demand,” said Richard Allen, product planning director for Ford Motor Co. in Asia-Pacific and Africa. He is exaggerating, but not by much. In France, PSA Peugeot Citroën has started selling its versions of the Mitsubishi i-Miev to individual buyers. “The initial

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A determined government essential to vehicle electrificatio

SHANGHAI – Without a determined government, the electric vehicle industry would not exist. Battery driven cars cost more and perform worse than internal combustion cars. The marketplace has rejected EVs since the invention of the starter motor made it easy to use internal combustion engines at the beginning of the

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Low-speed EVs may help China take the lead

SHANGHAI – Low-speed electric vehicles under 45 km/h and powered by lead-acid batteries, have popped up in rural China as a solution to transportation needs of farmers, creating controversy in China’s road to electrification. Prof. C.C. Chan, who founded and directs the World Electric Vehicles Association based in Hong Kong,

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The 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (I)

SHENZHEN - The 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS25) was held at Shenzhen on November 5-9, 2010. With the theme "Sustainable Mobility Revolution," academic, government and industry professionals gathered together to exchange views on issues like governments' development strategies, policy directions, construction of

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EVS25 helps accelerate China’s road to electrificatio

The 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS25) attracted over 300 exhibitors, 600 speakers, thousands of participants and visitors during the week-long event in Shenzhen on November 5-9. Founded in 1969, EVS started as an academic forum first in the U.S. for the global

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