#Bloomberg: The World’s Leading Electric-Car Visionary Isn’t #ElonMusk
Two decades earlier, #WanGang persuaded #China’s State Council to throw its vast power behind the risky, unproven technology of electric cars. He advocated using government money, including subsidies, to help create a world champion industry that would surpass Western automakers. That coupe he was admiring at the April auto show? It was built by homegrown NIO Inc.
#ElonMusk made a name for himself promoting new-energy vehicles, but when the history of the electric car is finally written, #Wan may loom larger. #Chinese drivers buy one of every two #EVs sold, and the global auto industry is pivoting to adjust. It’s a revolution fomented by #Wan, a former minister of science and technology whose achievements are even more extraordinary when you consider that he never joined the Chinese Communist Party.