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Changing electric vehicle landscape 

NIO is by far the largest among Chinese electric vehicle producers. The NIO boasts of the highest reputation, after its IPO on the New York Stock exchanges in 2018 saw a rise to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Yet it was plagued with difficulties and spent off hundreds of million dollars within the five years it was created. In 2019, the company reduced its expenditure by laying off 2,000 workers. It confirmed in February that it has already negotiated a timely deal with a local government to finance the organization.

“China is a huge market that is growing at a phenomenal rate. We must adjust and respond to the demand,” an NIO spokesman said.

But it’s not just automotive manufactures feeling the pinch .s China’s big product suppliers like batteries are also affected. 2018 saw BMW publicly select CATL, a Chinese electrical battery maker, as it’s batter dealer.

Tesla confirmed last month that it would negotiate a deal with the firm that it will sell battery packs to Tesla’s recently constructed mega-plant in Shanghai, expected to mass-produce 500,000 cars annually.

BYD is one of the leading hybrid car producers in the country. Yet observers have their suspicions, given this apparent progress.

CATL and BYD are big battery manufacturers, but technically they’re still a little behind from their southern Korean counterpart 

Price is still a matter of concern for electric car manufacturers in China as well as car buyers.

Yi Zhi Yong, an investor in the middle years, uses an electric car built by BYD. Based on the most recent analysis by EV-volumes.com, US billionaire Warren Buffett sponsored the venture. The company gained recognition as the world’s third-largest maker of electric cars in 2019. Tesla sold the most electric vehicles while the Chinese company, BAIC, followed suit 

However, he has not bought a purely electric car because he was not aware of the value.

“At present, it is not possible to provide only domestic electric cars,” he added. “It is not worth buying a domestic pure electric car.”

Back In Shenzhen, Han Zhu claimed it didn’t deter her from buying an electric car because of government incentives. She’s looking forward to buying a Tesla instead of purchasing a Chinese company.

“I think that they are different. I was super excited about Tesla but not other electric cars,” she says.

Nevertheless, he believes that China’s success is a cause of national pride. “We were unable to envision China produced vehicles that could challenge the Japanese made vehicles in the 1990-is,” he said.

I was interested in Tesla, just not about the other hybrid vehicles, she states. “I find that it’s unique.

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