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China drafts rules to track electric car battery output, use

China aims to become a dominant global producer of electric vehicles but it is also racing to create policies, incentives and recycling capacity to handle spent battery waste, which is set to reach as much as 170,000 tonnes this year.

SHANGHAI: China aims to launch a system to track the production, sale, use and recycling of electric car batteries by August, according to draft rules published by the industry ministry on Thursday, as it tries to prevent mounting pollution risks.