Plug-in car sales will more than double this year in China
Last year, there were 330.000 plug-in cars sold in China. This year more than double of that amount is expected by the Chinese Government.
Chinese authorities identify batteries and charging stations as problems that need to be solved to promote electric car sales.
More and more Chinese automakers are now shifting from LiFePO4 to more energy dense chemistries like NCA and NMC to increase the battery capacity and range of the cars. Recent regulation from the Ministry of Science and Technology requires that the energy density of electric car battery cells reach at least 200 Wh/kg. LiFePO4 is at highest 150 Wh/kg. This is a chemistry best used in stationary battery storage, because despite the high weight it has an extended lifespan.
Regarding charging stations they are being installed at fast rate by local governments.
Cleaning the grid is also other step that China will have to accelerate by replacing coal power with wind and solar.
The Chinese car market is huge, so it might take a while until Chinese automakers shift their focus to exportations of electric cars.