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Autohome founder's electric car foray draws Musk comparison

Li Xiang aims to start selling a commuter car that can be recharged as easily as a mobile phone by end-2017

Mr Li says he's confident Chehejia can penetrate the Chinese electric car market the same way online retailers like Inc and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's Taobao have been able to reach the masses.


LI XIANG was earning 10 times more than his parents from part-time jobs when he left school in 1999 to focus on a website before starting Autohome Inc, China's premier car-buying portal. Now, he plans to not just sell vehicles, but design and build them too.

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