China To Increase Annual Purchase Ratio To 50% Electric Cars For Some Government Departments

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The Chinese government intends to further augment plug-in electric vehicle sales by increasing purchases from various government departments.

The latest move sets buying guidelines of more than 50% of new purchases to be NEVs (New Energy Vehicles – electric or plug-in hybrid).

State Council said:

“The annual purchase ratio of new energy vehicles for central government bureaus, city government departments with new energy vehicle promotions, and public institutions will be raised above 50 percent,”

There is no timeframe yet for implementation.

source: Reuters

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7 responses to "China To Increase Annual Purchase Ratio To 50% Electric Cars For Some Government Departments"

  1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    So, on the one hand China increases the mandated percentage of Government purchases of AEVs (Alternative Energy Vehicles)… and on the other hand, announces that it will start reducing the subsidy for AEVs by 20% in only two years, and a further reduction (40%) in another two?

    Definitely looks like a case of “The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.”

    1. Jim Whitehead says:

      Another interpretation: the subsidies for the private sector will no longer be necessary. That is why they are slowly ending in Norway.

      The requirement to buy electric in govt. may be a necessary mandate, because govt. agencies ALL over the world are like big ships. They never change direction unless steered.

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        China limits the number of cars on the road by limiting the number of license plates issued every year, by a lottery system. In another comment thread, someone pointed out that the Chinese government could achieve the same result without using mandates, by reducing the number of license plates in the lottery for gasmobiles, but allowing more plates for AEVs. As I understand it, some cities in China already have a separate lottery just for AEVs, so they’re essentially already doing that in those areas.

        So yeah, okay, there is more than one way to skin this cat, and I should be more open minded on the subject.

        1. ModernMarvelFan says:

          “China limits the number of cars on the road by limiting the number of license plates issued every year, by a lottery system”

          That is only for private cars.

          Cars owned by the government, military and foreign delegates/consulates aren’t subject to the same “restriction”.

  2. miggy says:

    Cut the tax rebates and subsidies for EV’s but increase the tax on petrol/gas.

  3. Battery Bro says:

    This is great news for China. Living here myself from time to time the road-pollution is unbearable. This is especially true in their capital city – Beijing.

    Beijing is their display to the world, what they can do. You can see the great wall, Mr. Mao, and all these great things.

    Well, you can see them sometimes… when the fog settles.

    Electric cars can make China beautiful again, so I’m very happy to see the initiative.

  4. ModernMarvelFan says:

    That is a good mandate.

    All governments should follow the same requirement.