China is rapidly installing more charging points for electric cars as it attempts to overtake the West. Beijing has set a target of having 800,000 sockets by the end of the year to cater for the world’s biggest market. It is changing strategy from offering subsidies to help drivers to buy electric or hybrid cars and instead using the money to pay for infrastructure. The number of charging points was not meeting the demand from the more than a million electric and hybrid cars on the roads. China sees an opportunity to overtake its global competitors and dominate the market. The cars will also help to improve the country’s notorious air pollution. To clean up the dirty air Beijing has laid out goals for its car industry to meet strict emission standards.
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