Electric cars gaining popularity in China

Electric cars gaining popularity in China

POSTED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 6:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 6:34am

Small, affordable, three-wheel electric cars and scooters are gaining popularity in densely populated cities in China, especially in the capital Beijing. Owners currently do not need a license for these electric scooters because it isn't classified as a car in China. These vehicles are able to use the city's many bike lanes and avoid the infamous traffic jams.

The special scooters cost between $635 and $1400. The Chinese government is pushing the sales of electric vehicles, especially more traditional cars. It wants to have one million of them on the streets by 2015.

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