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Electric cars in China

China led world with 500,000 electric car exports in 2021

Shipments jumped 160% with EU-bound EVs growing fivefold to 230,000

China accounted for more than half of the electric vehicles exported globally in 2021 as a result of its intense concentration on EV manufacturing.    © Reuters

GUANGZHOU/BANGKOK/TOKYO -- China exported nearly 500,000 electric cars in 2021 -- more than any other country in the world -- thanks to increasing sales in Europe and Southeast Asia by emerging cost-competitive automakers, Nikkei has learned.

According to the General Administration of Customs of China, the number of passenger EVs exported in 2021 increased 2.6 times to 499,573 units.

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