SageBrush
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Re: China Declares Death Of Gas Taxis In Beijing, Only Electric From Here On Out

Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:56 am

VitaminJ wrote: A taxi driver wants to spend the least $ per mile on their vehicle and EVs just plain are cheaper in every way, as long as someone builds it in the first place and it can get you the needed distance.

If this was true then there would be no need for an ordinance.
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Re: China Declares Death Of Gas Taxis In Beijing, Only Electric From Here On Out

Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:40 am

SageBrush wrote:If this was true then there would be no need for an ordinance.

Of course I addressed that in the 2nd clause of the sentence you quoted which in turn was part of a discussion about the future and a comparison to Cuba. The ordinance was paired with the launch of an all electric BYD taxi of which development was heavily funded by the Chinese government and is sold with government subsidies. Supply, nor the needed range nor number of charging locations are at the point they need to be. I'm sorry this is all information that I figured anyone reading this thread would already have, my apologies if you haven't been following along.
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