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China prepares to say goodbye to petrol and diesel cars for good

Expect more of these on China’s streets . Image: Xinhua News Agency/ Getty Images China is looking to fully ban gasoline cars down the road. The surprising proclamation was made at an automotive industry forum over the weekend. Xin Guobin, deputy minister of industry and IT, said the ministry has started scheming out a timeline for the end of petrol and diesel vehicles, and light commercial vehicles. SEE ALSO: Tesla’s most expensive autoes just got a price cut China, the world’s biggest automobile market, sold 28 million cars last year.…

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This Umbrella-sharing startup lost 300,000 umbrellas in just weeks

Following the success of Uber and Airbnb, startups around the world are urgently searching for aplace in the booming sharing economy space, but one company in China is having its dreams rained on. Sharing E Umbrella, an umbrella-sharing company, announced that it lost almost 300,000 umbrellas just weeks after launching its on-demand business in 11 cities across China, according to Shanghiist. The startup let clients reserve an umbrella from an app on their phonea concept inspired by the success of motorcycle sharing. Users pay a 19 yuan ($ 2.80) deposit,…

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Bicycle-sharing firm loses 90% of its bikes, shuts down after just 6 months

All of those vandalised bikes were going to drive one of China’s bike-sharing fellowships out of business sooner or later. That hour has come. Wukong Bike one of an estimated 30 bike-sharing startups in China has shut after a mere a period of six months of operations. It had no choice: it lost nearly 90 percent of its bicycles to mischief and theft. SEE ALSO: Shared bicycles are so popular, they’ve crushed humans out of this common The company had a fleet of 1,200 bicycles in the towns of Chongqing.…

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Powerbank-for-rent companies are a thing, because we can’t live without our phones

Got. To. Stop. It. Accused . Image: Shutterstock/ Suphachai Bakham What could be worse than honcho out for the nighttime, then realising your phone artillery is down to a 10 percentage fee? A new crop of pay-as-you-use powerbank sharing corporations have heeded the call of the dead artillery in the wild. SEE ALSO: 6 persistent phone charging illusions, discredited Over 11 “power-sharing” corporations in China have been funded in the past 40 days, according to Beijing News . Their gives array from tabletop-based chargers, to powerbanks that you can take…

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