When it comes to buying and selling electric cars, there’s China and then there’s everyone else.

Quartz News heads to Shenzhen, home to the world’s second-largest electric vehicle maker (after Tesla), to see how the push for EVs could be a model for the future.

BYD, which stands for Build Your Dream is a Shenzhen-based car company.

The Chinese company, CATL, just became BMW's official battery supplier.
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    • Tony Chalmers
      Tony Chalmers

      Don't hate the Chinese People for what the leaders do. it ain't their fault The people are great. Always the leaders of the countries want to screw things up.

      about 3 days ago
    • Tony Chalmers
      Tony Chalmers

      The way the wolds going every country will soon be China.

      about 3 days ago
    • Doge Bro 200
      Doge Bro 200

      Great now we gonna have comunist cars 😠😠

      about 4 days ago
    • john savage
      john savage

      They can make a self charging electric car, but refuse to. China is going to make a self charging long before the US.

      about 6 days ago
    • trax 131
      trax 131

      Great Job china this is the future, electric cars are the future. I hope they sell it in the Philippines soon. Cause petrol is putting a whole in our pockets.

      about 7 days ago
    • SvedM

      CHINA is fk diktatur . he want to dominate in the world whit ewerything .electric car are clean but you forgeting samthing that most of electiciti china gets from Coal how fk is that is that clean ??? and fk Battery ??? non one is thinking about that only EV is clean lol stupid brainwash peaple

      about 11 days ago
    • jay dani
      jay dani

      Saudis and the Middle East are shitting their pants rite now!

      about 13 days ago
    • Renante Casas
      Renante Casas

      You forgot to mention Tesla!

      about 18 days ago
    • Kin Chung Cheuk
      Kin Chung Cheuk

      京鼠 七成是 潮洲

      about 19 days ago
    • Anderson Wang
      Anderson Wang

      Yeah, but coal is still the source of their electricity, at least by a sizeable percentage.

      about 19 days ago
    • shimano tanaka
      shimano tanaka

      How come you were allowed to film for youtube in China ? :) seems someone opening some doors

      about 19 days ago
    • Lam Par
      Lam Par

      Not may be, it already happened, most EV component parts are from China.

      about 19 days ago
    • Darat Thun
      Darat Thun

      About the second hand car , don’t forget Cambodia 🇰🇭

      about 20 days ago
    • Para J
      Para J

      they have no idea

      about 21 day ago
    • Tse Hong Ling
      Tse Hong Ling

      Soon Trump will ban Chinese EV in USA. lol, "National Security" reasons, the usual BS.

      about 22 days ago
    • The Astronomer
      The Astronomer

      Boom, fossil fuel industry is dead.

      about 22 days ago
    • Mahadragon

      Not gonna happen. China's electric cars are cheap. They have to sell A LOT of them in order to make any money. Manufacturing would have to move to N America to cut the tariffs and even then, America's car market is insanely competitive. 

      To build out a network in today's market place would be an extremely tall order, even if their government subsidizes the hell out of their venture. Tesla has been successful because they have been selling upscale EV's which to this point have had zero competition. By the time China gets here, if they decide to come here, everyone else will have had a head start and competitors will be established at both the high end and the low end of the market.

      about 23 days ago
    • Michael Lee
      Michael Lee

      It takes me at least 3 decades to start trusting Korean cars. Chinese Cars? Probably they will not catch up with either German, Japanese or Korean cars.

      about 24 days ago
    • John Wilson
      John Wilson

      It also pollutes more than anyone else. If the US and China continue their BS we are all screwed.

      about 25 days ago
    • M A
      M A

      rich chiggas

      about 25 days ago
    • Na Me
      Na Me

      👍👍👍👍Reduce air pollution and noise pollution but the main problem is battery lifespan

      about 26 days ago
    • Garrett

      Consumed in China? Probably
      Manufactured in China?
      Designed and sold by Chinese companies?
      I don't think so.
      Huawei, One Plus, TCL, Ninebot, TCL, TikTok(famous but trashy), BYD/Geely buses/taxies besides these I really cannot name another Chinese product that is well-received by outside mainland Chinese consumers.

      about 26 days ago
    • 赵睿哲

      3:52 要辛苦一点点: Slightly more work is needed. But Quartz use 'harder work'

      about 26 days ago
    • ok777888 ok777888
      ok777888 ok777888

      The guy in this video said the accelerating is like orgasm. Maybe it is the reason why Chinese government subsidies so much on electric cars. 😂😊

      about 27 days ago
    • moonlike 2008
      moonlike 2008

      Not for 20 years, Westerners must be scrambling to buy Chinese electric cars. In fact, China is the country with the most electric car brands, and many westerners have not heard of them, because they accumulate technology in China, electric cars are the future of mankind, and China will eliminate diesel vehicles in 20 years.

      about 27 days ago
    • Eduardo Barrezueta
      Eduardo Barrezueta

      5:37 maybe not in the USoA but in Latin America BYD is BIG TIME, from buses to cars, and yes EV's, BYD 'tis everywhere.

      about 27 days ago
    • Wally Wally
      Wally Wally

      Never ever i buy Chinese car.

      about 27 days ago
    • Filip 36
      Filip 36

      Well... If they can make something RELIABLE.... I doubt it since Quality Control is not existing in China. They produce "mass products" not "quality". Buy Chinese and trow it away after a few uses. Waste of money!

      about 28 days ago
    • Burned Noodle
      Burned Noodle

      Buses? New Flyer is Canadian, XE40? XE60?

      about 28 days ago
    • ANWAR48 Hossain
      ANWAR48 Hossain

      prize how much.

      about 28 days ago