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Shenzhen cabs go 99% electric


Alternative energy rides: New electric-powered taxis rolling out in the high-tech hub of Shenzhen, Guangdong province. — AP

Alternative energy rides: New electric-powered taxis rolling out in the high-tech hub of Shenzhen, Guangdong province. — AP

SHENZHEN: One of China’s major cities has reached an environmental milestone: an almost entirely electric-powered taxi fleet.

The high-tech hub of Shenzhen in southern China announced at the start of this year that 99% of the 21,689 taxis operating in the city were electric. Last year, it still had 7,500 petrol-powered taxis on the roads. A few can still be found, but electric ones far outnumber them.

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