Japan's Nissan Motor Co and France's Renault said on Friday they
will supply electric cars to China, the world's largest auto market.
with a comprehensive plan for marketing and for a battery-charging
network, with the aim of selling electric vehicles to China in early
clean energy vehicles in the public transport sector in 13 cities,
underlining government efforts to address issues such as environmental
pollution and energy security.
as the first city under a memorandum of understanding signed by Nissan
and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China.
clean energy cars. BYD Auto, a subsidiary of rechargeable battery maker
BYD Co., launched its plug-in hybrid car F3DM in China late last year.
And Chery Automobile rolled out its first self-developed electric car,
the S18, in February.
by 4.6 percent in 2009 in a market that has become one of the few
remaining hopes for the embattled industry.
vehicles this year in China, which accounted for about 15 percent of
its global sales last year.
to become the world's largest car market, climbed to a record in March,
extending gains from the previous month, helped by government
incentives to bolster demand in both urban and rural areas, official