Chinese lead battery makers have enjoyed phenomenal success in recent years, says our Man in China, Liang Yunchao. But a careless few have spoiled things making a strong Government crackdown hard on the industry. As usual the result will be interesting.
The year 2010 was a bumper harvest year for the battery industry in China, with a total production of 144 million KVAh, a 17% increase on average over 2009, a new record high. The big two engines for growth were the automotive and e-bikes industry— 18.3 million vehicles, up 32.37%, and 29.5 . . .