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After some reading I've learned China is getting, by a wide margin, most of these cars. Lexus believes range is more then adequate for that market and they are getting drive by wire yoke steering wheel. Having said that, what is being accomplished by sending to N.A. a pittance of production?

A play to show the N.A. market it has E V.'s. Get the word out?

And what improvements are being held in reserve for a time when production numbers can be ramped up to be a serious N.A. contender? (If any).

And why in particular is China getting the bulk of the production?

Thoughts?
 

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After some reading I've learned China is getting, by a wide margin, most of these cars. Lexus believes range is more then adequate for that market and they are getting drive by wire yoke steering wheel. Having said that, what is being accomplished by sending to N.A. a pittance of production?

A play to show the N.A. market it has E V.'s. Get the word out?

And what improvements are being held in reserve for a time when production numbers can be ramped up to be a serious N.A. contender? (If any).

And why in particular is China getting the bulk of the production?

Thoughts?

From 5 Stunning Facts About The Chinese Car Market You Need To Know

馃憠 "[China] is the biggest [car market] in the world.

The Chinese car market is the biggest passenger car market in the world. It became the largest in 2009, and has remained the largest ever since. In 2015, automakers sold 21.1 million passenger cars, up 7.3% from 2014. That number is less stellar than before, 10% in 2014 and 16% in 2013, but the growth alone (1.1 million) is almost as big as the entireAustralian car market (1.15 million).

Growth is accelerating again with an additional 7.8% in March, and new tax breaks for cars with small capacity engines will likely keep sales going up. The entire year's growth of passenger car sales is forecast to reach 8%, which would size the market at 22.8 million sales, making China the largest market again, by a wide margin."
 

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From 5 Stunning Facts About The Chinese Car Market You Need To Know

馃憠 "[China] is the biggest [car market] in the world.

The Chinese car market is the biggest passenger car market in the world. It became the largest in 2009, and has remained the largest ever since. In 2015, automakers sold 21.1 million passenger cars, up 7.3% from 2014. That number is less stellar than before, 10% in 2014 and 16% in 2013, but the growth alone (1.1 million) is almost as big as the entireAustralian car market (1.15 million).

Growth is accelerating again with an additional 7.8% in March, and new tax breaks for cars with small capacity engines will likely keep sales going up. The entire year's growth of passenger car sales is forecast to reach 8%, which would size the market at 22.8 million sales, making China the largest market again, by a wide margin."
More specifically the EV market in China is over 3 times the size of the American market. Electric cars made up 14.8% of Chinese car sales in 2021, compared with 4.1% in the U.S.


2021 was a banner year for China鈥檚 EV industry. The latest data from the China Passenger Car Association shows that total passenger EV sales in China in 2021 jumped 169.1% from a year ago to nearly 2.99 million: about half of all EVs sold globally. Out of every 100 passenger cars sold in China last year, almost 15 were so-called "new energy vehicles" (NEVs) 鈥 a mix of battery-electric vehicles and hybrids.

China鈥檚 record EV sales and market share dwarfed the U.S. numbers, despite President Joe Biden鈥檚 pushes. Cumulatively, the U.S. saw sales of 607,567 light-duty electric and hybrid vehicles in 2021, less than 20% of China鈥檚 sales. As a percentage it鈥檚 no better: EVs made up merely 4% of total U.S. auto sales last year, nearly 11 percentage points below China鈥檚 rate and far from the White House鈥檚 target of 50% by 2030.
 
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