In this Signature story, we travel to China to meet a modern-day Thomas Edison who helped give birth to the country’s “knockoff” electric car industry.
Chinese consumers in second-tier cities can’t get enough of these small, cheap electric cars that require around six hours of charging to go 75 miles — at a maximum speed around 35 mph.
See other posts on Chinese environmental change produced with China Green at the Asia Society: In pursuit of 8% growth, China wields double-edged sword and Tibetan plateau experiences ill effects of climate change.
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