Will China flick the switch on electric cars?

Demand for some electric vehicles in China is exceeding supply as the industry sits on the cusp of a new wave of development. But for companies like Tesla and BYD, local protectionism remains an impassable roadblock.

What is the most popular car in China right now? It is not the Mercedes Benz, nor is it the Audi A6 Black Edition, the perennial favourite of Chinese government officials. It's not even the ostentatious Bentley or Rolls Royce. It is in fact, the Tesla.


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