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China to make Chinese EVs

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by vfx, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    CA CA
  2. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    The situation in China is kind of special. While EVs will help reduce urban pollution (which has gotten quite horrible recently with the rapid introduction of cars & little emissions regulations), China needs to also develop cleaner sources of electricity at the same time as introducing EVs if they want to make a dent in carbon emissions & pollution such as soot & sulfur, which is particularly bad in China given it's very heavily coal powered grid.
  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Aug 20, 2006
  4. Alfred

    Alfred Supporting Member

    May 28, 2009
    Pollution from sour coal was terrible already as decade ago, with more cyclists than cars. Older and inefficient coal plants are being replaced and substantial nuclear capacity will be added:

    Mainland China has 13 nuclear power reactors in operation, more than 25 under construction, and more about to start construction soon.
    Additional reactors are planned, including some of the world's most advanced, to give more than a ten-fold increase in nuclear capacity to at least 80 GWe by 2020, 200 GWe by 2030, and 400 GWe by 2050.
    China is rapidly becoming self-sufficient in reactor design and construction, as well as other aspects of the fuel cycle.
    Source: China Nuclear Power | Chinese Nuclear Energy (and much further detail).

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