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This Chinese company just leap-frogged Tesla in the autonomous electric car race

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While Tesla engineers have been gradually adding autonomous capabilities to its electric stable, Chinese firm LeEco has gone one step further and announced a car that can do it right from the off.

What this car represents is a change in the wind when it comes to who the world’s biggest car manufacturers might be in future. The Chinese government meanwhile has been throwing incentives at indigenous companies to lead the charge when it comes to battery technology and electric-powered cars.

That’s led to a boom in EV startups such as NextEV and CH-Auto who, along with LeEco, could turn the car industry on its head. Especially given the size of China’s domestic market has now surged past America’s to become the largest economy in the world.

Chinese EV companies have also been poaching talent from the likes of BMW to help make China the electric car center of the world. The first LeSEE electric car will make its proper debut at the Beijing Auto Show on April 24, alongside a host of others we imagine.

The views expressed are the author’s own and not necessarily shared by TNW. China’s LeEco unveils all-electric concept car with sights set on industry leaders.

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Article originally posted at tnw.me

Post Author: Carla Parsons

1 thought on “This Chinese company just leap-frogged Tesla in the autonomous electric car race

    Joaquín Gulloso

    (October 29, 2017 - 5:00 am)

    But it drives itself ?

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