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Earth now has more than 2 million electric cars

China, the top buyer, owns 32% of all clean-running vehicles

A Tesla car on display in Beijing

TOKYO -- The aggregate number of electric cars on the world's roads topped 2 million in 2016, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday. China has been the largest contributor to recent growth in the market. It now owns the world's largest fleet of electric cars, having overtaken the U.S. in this department.

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