In China, 30% Of Newly Purchased Government Vehicles Will Be Electric

JUL 28 2014 BY STAFF 5

 

BYD Qin

BYD Qin

BYD showcased Qin, e6 and the joint venture car Denza in Shenzhen

BYD showcased Qin, e6 and the joint venture car Denza in Shenzhen

30 percent of newly purchased government vehicles will be electric and other types of new energy vehicles, according to China’s official news agency.

Xinhua News Agency reports that a joint effort from five government ministries and departments demands that 30% of automobiles purchased for government use will be “new energy” from 2014 to 2016.  After that, the percentage will rise year after year.

“New energy vehicles” are defined to include pure electric, plug-in hybrid, fuel-cell and solar-powered.

It’s believed that plug-in vehicles will make up the vast majority of the government’s “new energy vehicle” purchases.

Source: Associated Press via Miami Herald

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5 Comments on "In China, 30% Of Newly Purchased Government Vehicles Will Be Electric"

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sven

The front end of that BYD Qin is absolutely hideous.

vadik_veselovsky

In this respect Chinese government gets ahead of many Western world governments, way to go.

I mean Europe and US should finally wake up and push EVs before sheikhs and Putin enslave their peoples.

Spec9

Seriously . . . we should be getting off of oil if for no other reason that national security. Oil is extracted out of a lot of shady places that are controlled by dictators, theocrats, and warlords. How about we STOP GIVING THEM OUR MONEY. I know . . . we now get most of our oil from USA & Canada. But any oil you buy anywhere pushes up the price that is provided to these dictators, theocrats, and warlords.

Navin Raj

Question, how many unique monthly visitors do you receive on average?

Spec9

I’d really like to see the US, Canadian, Japanese, Korea, and European governments do the same thing. And use PHEVs if you are worried about range. Especially cop cars . . . they spend too much time idling.