Half of China’s new state cars will be new energy by 2021

Half of China’s new state cars will be new energy by 2021In an effort to curb air pollution in Beijing and other large cities and reduce co2 emissions, China will place more emphasis on hybrid and electric cars in the next five years. More than half of the state cars to be bought in 2021 will be ‘new energy’ cars.

China is promoting new energy vehicles as one of its key industries in the country's 13th Five-Year Plan, which starts this year.

Reuters reports that the National Government Offices Administration (NGOA) said central state departments will encourage environmentally friendly modes of transport and will build charging stations.

At a meeting on energy and resource saving, the NGOA government body launched a self-service new energy vehicle rent program.

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