Cornering the Plug-In Hybrid or all Electric Car

Soon after the Copenhagen Climate Conference, China announced to the world that they would cut Greenhouse gases by 40%. I read at AutoBlogGreen, that one step to achieve that pledge has already been put in place—China is offering a $7,300 (in US dollars—the exchange rate today was 6.8279 yuan for each dollar) rebate for Chinese who buy plug in hybrids and $8,800 (US) for a fully-electric vehicle.

One such car is the BYD F6DM, a plug-in hybrid. Top speed should be 100 mph (160 kph, speed should be 100 mph (160 kph), with a range of 62 miles (100 km) in all-electric mode and 267 miles (430 km) total after the gas engine kicks in. A fully electric version called the F6E is planned for 2009. […] the lithium iron phosphate battery is said to be safer, less expensive, without heavy metals, completely recyclable and should be rechargeable to 70% in 10-minute at special charging stations. It can also be recharged more slowly with a home charging station, of course.” To learn more visit Tree Hugger.com

A recent survey shows that nearly 5-6 times more Chinese residents would consider buying an electric car or plug-in hybrid than citizen in the U.S., Germany, Japan and the UK… In the U.S. less than 1 in 4 (depending on who you ask) would consider buying an electric car right now. Source: gas2.0

See China Going Green

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Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. 

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