The main culprit, of course, is China's economy and the masses of factories that produce tons of consumer goods for the rest of the world. Remember, each product on the store shelf - made in China or not - has a carbon footprint. One way to lighten that load is to buy less. Or drive less, as the increasing number of cars on the road in China might make one want to do.
That said, this is a complex issue. With China manufacturing prowess, it's clear there is a lot of green car potential in China. Here's a short list of recent posts we've had:
- Chinese academy develops big electric motors - 50,000 electric cars might come soon
- AFVI Show: Miles Automotive on the $30,000 Javlon XS500 all-electric sedan
- It's Official Chrysler and Chery deal signed in Beijing
- GM working on new small global four cylinders in Korea and China
- ZAP! vehicles on display at International Environmental Conference in China