An employee assembles an electric car along a production line at a factory in Qingzhou

China’s production and sale of electric cars are predicted to increase by more than double this year.  More than 300,000 electric cars were sold in China last year,  that number is expected to reach more than 600,000 by the end of 2016.

The reliability, mileage and lifespan of electric batteries needs improvement and China needs to speed up the installation of electric car charging stations, Miao said.

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