How to find opportunity in China's electric vehicle boom

China's market for electric cara has mushroomed, a trend that can only continue as investors, manufacturers and regulators get more sophisticated. A private equity investor explains how he finds value.

The sun is rising on China's electric vehicle industry.

Supportive government policy and strong investor appetite are driving growing production of battery-powered vehicles.

In the first quarter of 2018, China produced some 108,000 battery-powered vehicles and some 102,000 were sold increases of 124.7% and 131% on the same period a year earlier, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology data shows.

The world's second largest economy is now its biggest electric car market, accounting for 40% of the global electric vehicle fleet and half of global sales in 2017, according to the  International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook 2018’.

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