China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Production Up Tenfold Over Last Year

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 10

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Kandi's Current EV/NEV Lineup

Kandi’s Current EV/NEV Lineup

Take that figure and times it by ten:

“Chinese carmakers produced 10 times as many new energy vehicles last month as they did in November 2013, thanks to intense government-led promotion, according to new data.”

Reports Global Post.

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released a statement claiming that, in November alone, China produced 9,728 “new energy vehicles.”

That “new energy vehicles” category includes plug-in hybrids, battery-electric vehicles and perhaps fuel-cell vehicles (though none are available in China at this time).

More details from Global Post:

“For the first 11 months of the year, total production jumped fivefold to more than 56,700 units. New energy vehicles include pure electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.”

“In the first 11 months, output of pure electric passenger cars soared nearly 700 percent from a year earlier to about 25,800 units, and that for plug-in hybrid passenger cars climbed about 25 times to 13,600 units.”

“Output of pure electric and plug-in hybrid commercial vehicles went up by 188 percent and 245 percent year on year, respectively, the statement said.”

Remarkable production growth across the entire range of plug-in electric vehicles.

Credit goes to the government of China for taking significant steps towards ensuring the uptake of plug-in vehicles:

“Intense government-led promotion has introduced more and more new energy vehicles to China’s roads as the country aims to save energy and combat pollution.”

“A raft of measures has been put into place, including tax exemptions, subsidies for car purchases, and requirements for government bodies to buy green cars.”

“Last month, China’s Ministry of Finance announced new incentives to encourage the construction of charging facilities for new energy vehicles in cities.”

“In July 2014, the government announced that new energy cars will be exempted from a 10-percent purchase tax from Sept. 1, 2014 to the end of 2017.”

Source: Global Post

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10 responses to "China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Production Up Tenfold Over Last Year"

  1. ffbj says:

    China needs to be ruthless in getting people to adopt ev’s. Since they are pretty good at being so it is little wonder that ev’s are selling well there. Not sure how the various lotteries are affected, but your chances of getting a car at all will probably be enhanced if you get an electric one. It will certainly be cheaper in the long run with all the taxes and such. Buying, driving/owning a car in China is a huge
    headache. No car culture, and just as recently as 1994 the general population could not own one. It’s a nightmare.

    1. Bob Reinicke says:

      ffba, that’s exactly why the inexpensive Kandi EV car sharing strategy makes so much sense for China.

    2. Warren says:

      “No car culture, and just as recently as 1994 the general population could not own one. It’s a nightmare.”

      Wait. You are kidding, right? No cars…a nightmare? Sounds like heaven.

      1. Warren says:

        If you want a nightmare, now THIS is a nightmare.

        1. QCO says:

          That chart makes it quite clear why China needs and will push electric vehicles. They want to be self sufficient.

          Unfortunately there probably is another equally horrific chart that shows how much indigenous coal they will burn to produce all that electricity. China is also pushing solar hard as a way to offset that somewhat.

          I suppose it is fortunate that Beijing has such a severe air pollution problem, otherwise the central government would not have done anything about it.

          1. Warren says:

            All those bicycles they rode before 1994 were much better for the health of the Chinese people, and the world, than all the electric cars that will ever be built in their new capitalist utopia.

            1. ffbj says:

              You mistake me. I meant it is a nightmare now because to go from few cars to millions in a short time is horrible thing.

              1. Warren says:

                OK. I understand, and totally agree.

  2. Spec9 says:

    China has an image perception problem with EVs. So many people had clunky lead-acid electric bicycles that now when they can afford a car, they want a “real” (gas) car not an electric car.

    Hopefully the Tesla Model S will improve the image of electric cars in China.

    1. Warren says:

      Actually China has a huge, and thriving market in what we would call lead acid NEVs, selling for a tenth or less of western style EVs.