The Chinese government gives a major boost to the country’s fledgling electric-vehicle industry, announcing 11 central government departments are involved in a trial using domestic EVs as their official business vehicles. The Government Offices Administration of the State Council says in a statement reported by the government news agency Xinhua that the 23 EVs are built by Shenzhen-based BYD and Hefei-based JAC Motors. They will undergo a 1-year trial by government departments ...

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