I see so many naive comments about how great it is in China for EVs that I thought a dose of reality is necessary. I worked 20 years in auto industry in China. For background, China always had system whereby cities (same size as European countries) managed own license plate issuance. They were a revenue earner, like a road tax. You had to buy the plate separately, at the moment they can cost £10,000 (but you can sell back at end of use). China also had a problem with its domestic auto makers not catching up to the multinationals. Despite years of fat profits, the big local auto makers were happy to just leach off their partners and not do what they were supposed to do, i.e. make and sell their own successful cars. So when EVs came along 7-9 years ago, this was the opportunity. Several local players in big cities with big 'domestic' markets in that city (government and taxi fleets are huge buyers) were subsidised to develop EVs (not very good ones) so that the government could give them preferential treatment over the multinationals whose ICE vehicles could never be matched. Then the city creates a local policy such as in Shanghai where if you buy a Shanghai-made EV then no need to wait for, or pay for, a license plate. At the same time as China's Uber was taking off, lots of new taxi drivers used this route to get a car and start driving immediately. However, these people invariably live in apartments and have no charging infrastructure accessible. They NEVER charge the car. They drive as taxi drivers all day doing hundreds of miles a day so even if they could drive, what use is a PHEV with 25 mile range? Whenever I am in China I go in a taxi, always choose BYD or Roewe PHEVs, and I ask the drivers if they have EVER charged, and the answer is always no, I just bought it to avoid the wait and the cost of a plate. So please, don't fall for the hype.