China Aims For 300,000 New Energy Service Vehicles On Its Roads By 2020

MAY 15 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 14

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The number of new energy service vehicles to hit China’s roads by 2020 will reach 300,000 according to a recent announcement by the nation’s transportation authority.

Guidelines were recently issued by the Ministry of Transport (MOT).  These guidelines include:

  • 200,000 units of new energy buses on Chinese roads by 2020
  • 100,000 new energy taxis and city logistics delivery vehicles on Chinese roads by 2020

Also some incentives for all buyers (per Xinhua):

China will continue to encourage the construction of charging facilities for new energy vehicles in cities and implement tax exemptions and subsidies for car purchases.

From Sept 1, 2014 to the end of 2017, buyers of qualified pure electric cars, plug-in hybrid electric cars and fuel cell cars will not have to pay the vehicle purchase tax, according to the MOT.

The hope is that all these electric buses and taxis will convince the general public in China that electric is the right choice moving forward.  China hopes to set an example that the public will eventually follow.

Source: Xinhua

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14 Comments on "China Aims For 300,000 New Energy Service Vehicles On Its Roads By 2020"

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mr. M

And germany still want to reach 1.000.000 in 2020 without subsidies. 🙁

Heisenberght

Well, with a miracle perhaps…

…let’s see: the green party wins 2017 with absolute majority. They introduce the 50% electric car quota in 2018. BAM! Goal achieved 😉

Speculawyer

Merkel is a bit on the center-right but she does take climate change seriously. I think the bigger issue is that she’ll do whatever is best for the German automakers. But now that they all have plug-in cars on the market, perhaps she’ll go ahead with an incentive program.

mr. M

10% for three years 2018-2020 would be enough to reach one million.
Lets see how the next Gen Leaf performs here, this might change the tide.

Speculawyer

Isn’t Germany going to come out with a subsidy now that BMW, VW, Audi, Porsche, and Mercedes all have plug-ins on the market with more on the way?

mr. M

At the Moment the goverment thinks its enough to allow cities to allocate special parking/charging spaces and to allow cities to let EVs drive in bus Landes. Most cities already declined regarding bus lanes and i think this is right. Making bus lanes free would lead to chaos (regarding public Transport) and would mostly lead to hate towards EVs.

I don’t think we get a subsidy pre 2018, when regations slowly starting to habe an impact.

LuStuccc

There must a “0” missing

This 300,000 target is just for service-type vehicles in operation by 2020
—ie) eBuses/eTaxis (BEV/PHEV/H)

leptoquark

Official announcements can be very pretty, but to actually understand the reality of EV’s in China, check out someone a bit more hard-nosed; Alysha Webb at http://china-ev.org/

In China, everything is about up-front cost. The majority of EV’s sold will probably go to local officials, local governments, cities, etc. Just as fleet vehicles here, they will probably either be very lightly used or very heavily used.

Lensman

leptoquark said:

“The majority of EV’s sold will probably go to local officials, local governments, cities, etc. Just as fleet vehicles here…”

Yeah, that’s the problem. Most of the alternative energy vehicles (which are mostly EVs) will go to government fleets, which will use fleet EV chargers. But what is needed for the EV revolution to progress in China is a change in culture, to allow private EV owners to have a parking space with an EV charger reserved for their own use. The government installing centralized charging points for its own fleets isn’t going to promote that change.

However, we can at least hope that a significant number of government fleet EVs will promote the installation of public chargers, so the government fleet EVs will be able to perform destination charging and en-route charging.

mr. M

Well if normally only 10% inside cities habe their own parking lot and other Park whereever possible, this seems not achievable.

Speculawyer

China can hit those numbers easy . . . just allow anyone who wants an EV or PHEV registration to get one with a low fee and have a tight limit on gasoline/diesel vehicle registrations and a high fee.

mr. M

Thats what they are already doing.

Seriously disappointing …
“100,000 new energy taxis and city logistics delivery vehicles on Chinese roads by 2020”

USA average over last two years is 100,000 EVs per year … will easily have 10x the number of EVs as China (1,000,000+) before 2020. This is notable as China pasted USA in the last year to become the largest global new vehicle market. This is a HUGE missed opportunity, as majority of new buyers are first time vehicle buyers. They could have been EV drivers from day one!! 🙁