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China's small electric vehicles are gaining ground

19 April 2012 Last updated at 23:24 BST

Small electric vehicles are gaining popularity in China, despite their top speeds of only 30 km/h.

Thousands of the three wheelers are being sold at between $600 and $1500.

Users are not required to have a driving license as, according to current regulations, they are not classified as a car.

Eric Camara reports.