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China's electrified vehicle market grew by 158% in 2021

While the UK’s plug-in electric vehicle market grew by 74% in 2021, growth of the same segment in the world’s largest car market more than doubled that rate. Official figures from the Chinese automotive industry reveal that last year sales of plug-in hybrids and EVs saw a staggering 158% increase on 2020. But what’s behind the numbers and who were the main winners and losers? Let’s start with the data.

  • In China, total sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) – battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids – topped 3.52

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