BUSINESS China unveils world's first technical standards on EV energy consumption

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China unveils world's first technical standards on EV energy consumption

Xinhua

22:38, February 18, 2019

BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- China has unveiled the world's first technical standards on energy consumption of electric vehicles (EV).

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The national standards specify the energy consumption limits for different types of EVs, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation.

It is expected to facilitate applications of EV energy conservation technologies and reduce energy consumption.

China is the world's largest EV market, with sales of new energy vehicles soaring 61.74 percent year on year to 1.26 million units in 2018.

The administration also released 645 other standards covering a wide range of fields such as traffic signs and nursing homes.

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