China's new power generation

While petrol power still dominates Chinese roads, there was plenty of green power at this week's Auto China show in Beijing, writes Graeme Lambert.

28th April, 2012
China's new power generation
The Fiat Viaggio.

China is all about excess, wearing your considerable wealth on your sleeve and driving (or if you're really rich, being chauffeured around in) the most expensive looking car you can find. And this year's Beijing motor show was no different, with money- and fuel-guzzling monsters such as the new Lamborghini Urus SUV and the Bugatti Veyron Wei long with its 1,001hp engine and porcelain body parts.

But despite such excesses, there's nothing Chinese consumers love...

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