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As we've detailed in the recent past, China is taking some significant strides to support the roll out of electric vehicles.
The latest move by China is to waive a 10 percent purchase tax on electric vehicles "as part of expanded measures to combat pollution and cut energy dependence," according to Bloomberg.
"New-energy autos -- China’s term for electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles -- will be excluded from the levy from Sept. 1 to the end of 2017."
Han Weiqi, a Shanghai-based analyst at CSC International Holdings, stated:
“The exemption will help spur demand for electric cars and plug-in hybrids by lowering the purchase cost. Still, it remains to be seen whether the latest measure will have a decisive impact given other types of funding have been in place.”
The tax exemption applies to all plug-in vehicles, including those imported from other countries, such as the U.S.-made Tesla Model S.