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Electric cars in China

Look out Tesla, SAIC's $4,500 electric car takes China by storm

Marketed as 'commuting tool,' Hong Guang Mini outsells the Model 3

The Hong Guang Mini EV's convenience and low price have made it one of China's bestselling "new-energy" vehicles. (Photo by Shunsuke Tabeta)

BEIJING -- On the showroom floor of a SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile dealership in Chongqing, a salesman enthusiastically recommended the Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV, an electric car that has quickly won over Chinese drivers since its nationwide launch in July.

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