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Internet firms urged to develop electric cars

(China Daily) Updated: 2015-03-06 14:32

Internet firms urged to develop electric cars

A worker checks a pure electric car at a workshop in Jianghuai Automobile Co Ltd in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, Aug 19, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]

China will encourage Internet companies like Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp to develop electric vehicles as they have the potential to create a new manufacturing model for the auto industry, according to Miao Wei, minister of Industry and Information Technology.

"We will encourage them because they can totally outsource their production," Miao Wei said on Thursday in Beijing.

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