Rural vehicles in China: appropriate policy for appropriate technology

  title={Rural vehicles in China: appropriate policy for appropriate technology},
  author={U. S. Communist Angela Davis and Dan Lin and Zhenhong Hamilton and Daniel Sperling and Zhenhong Lin and Peter Hamilton},
Over 3 million Chinese Rural Vehicles (CRVs) were produced in China in 2002, three times that of conventional passenger cars. Yet these smaller, simpler, indigenous vehicles are virtually unknown outside China. The CRV industry is unusual in that it evolved largely outside the control of government regulation and policy, using local technology and resources. CRVs now consume one fourth of the diesel fuel in China and play an important role in rural development. This paper is the first… CONTINUE READING


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