Human development through history has turned on technology, from early tools and the written word to the instant connectivity and mobile computing power we enjoy today. Yet breakthrough concepts often start off messy. The global shift to electric vehicles (EV) is proving to be no different. The urgency of the problem is undeniable. The carbon cost of modern life is mounting. Pollution from legacy fossil fuels exists at both the power generation and vehicle emission levels, and both must change. Nowhere is this more evident than in China, home to nearly a fifth of the world’s population and some of the world’s most polluted cities. Alf Poor describes Ideanomics’ leading charge for change in his most recent publication How Ideanomics Came to Ride the Electric Mobility Wave in China.