In an all-out effort to reduce emissions and control smog, Beijing has announced some aggressive new car quotes for 2018.
In 2018, Beijing will decrease the new car registration limit from 150,000 to 100,000.
Tesla Model X in Beijing
60% (or 60,000) of those new registartions will be available only for New Energy Vehicles (AKA all-electric or plug-in hybrid).
Currently, there are 137,800 plug-in cars registered in the capital of China, out of several million, so one year from now there should be about 200,000.
By 2020, Beijing hopes to limit the total number of cars in its city to 6.3 million, and will encourage the switch to zero or low-emission offerings, as well a invest heavily in its public transit system.