Despite significant investments into renewables, China doesn’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to clean energy. But while it continues to be the world’s leading producer of carbon emissions, perhaps there’s a faint glimmer of green at the end of the smoggy tunnel.
Chinese automotive manufacturer BYD (Build Your Dreams) has released a video showing off an endless sea of electric buses.
Over 100,000 buses in China – around 20 percent of the total – are electric, and if bus fleets continue their rate of conversion to the green-side, all of China’s buses will be electric by the mid-2020s.
BYD is one of the major players behind this move. The company reportedly sold over 60,000 electric plug-in automobiles in 2015, compared to around 50,000 units each for Nissan and Tesla, making it the world's best-selling manufacturer of highway-legal electric vehicles.
The Chinese government has also granted $15 billion (£10.6 billion) in seed money for the country’s leading electric automobile companies.