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China’s electric-car explosion is creating infrastructure headaches

China already sells most EVs in the world, and it’s likely to maintain its hold at the top for the foreseeable future. One of the ways the Chinese government has driven up demand for EVs at home is through car-registration restrictions.

All owners of new cars have to register for a license plate before they can take them to the road. In big cities, the demand for fossil-fuel cars far outstrips the number of licenses available for them.

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