Supported by a hard push by the Chinese government to drive up electric car sales, annual EV sales are on track to hit a one-million-unit milestone this year, as demand continues to rise significantly. Chinese EV sales doubled in April, with the government-backed China Association of Automobile Manufacturers showing 81,904 sold that month, or an 11.5-percent increase compared with the same period last year. In total, that means China sold 1.9 million vehicles . China sold 225,310 EVs in the first four months of this year, for a whopping 149-percent increase over the same period in 2017. Overall, Chinese sales over the period totaled 9.5 million vehicles (electric and traditional), up roughly 5 percent. In terms of EVs, China‚Äôs sales accounted for nearly 50 percent of all EV sales in the first quarter of 2018 worldwide. (Click to enlarge) Source: EV-Volumes Beijing aims to sell 2 million EVs in […]