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Electric cars in China

China EV sales more than doubled to record 2.9m last year

Pivot to electrics gained momentum across budget and luxury models

Budget electric vehicles, such as those made by a joint venture of General Motors and SAIC, gained popularity in rural areas.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Electric-vehicle sales in China jumped 160% to a record 2.91 million units last year, industry figures released Wednesday show, underpinning the first rise in overall auto sales here in four years.

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