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Electric cars in China

EVs set to take off in China as rural consumers embrace $4,400 model

Shanghai auto show opens, targeting middle class in cities next

Though small, the Hong Guang Mini EV can fit four people.  (Photo by Shunsuke Tabeta)

SHANGHAI -- China's biggest auto show features electric vehicles priced within reach of the rural and middle-class buyers essential for propelling the country's green car market into high gear.

At Auto Shanghai 2021, which opened Monday, attendants at SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile's booth touted the success of the company's super-affordable model, the Hong Guang Mini EV.

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