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China has been pushing the production and adoption of electric vehicles and is set to continue doing so.
By 2012, 25 pilot cities had promoted 27,432 new energy vehicles totally within two years after the subsidy policy was implemented, including 23,032 ones used in public services and 4,400 ones bought by individuals.
In March, 2013, the Chinese Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Development and Reform Commission reached a consensus, determining to prolong the new energy vehicle subsidy policy by three years.
The new subsidy policy emphasizes two aspects: First, it expands the scope of pilot cities; second, it plans to support energy-saving hybrid models with more subsidies. In addition, the new subsidy policy unifies the subsidies of all regions and changes the situation that subsidies vary from region to region.
Research firm Research and Markets has published a new report studying the Chinese EV subsidy situation.
As new energy vehicles are demonstrated and popularized as well as individuals enjoy subsidies when purchasing new energy vehicles, the Chinese domestic output of electric vehicles still maintains a rapid growth.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the output of 628 models included in Directory of Recommended Models of Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicles for Demonstration and Application hit 24,800 in 2012, up 94 percent year on year, of which there were 14,700 passenger cars and more than 10,000 commercial vehicles; there were 13,300 pure electric vehicles, 10,400 conventional hybrid vehicles, and more than 1,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles.
The report analyzes the industrial environments and market of electric vehicles, main demonstration cities, and major production enterprises. Besides, it studies the models contained in the demonstration and promotion directory released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (As of April 2013, there had been 44 batches).
Anhui JAC Co., Ltd. is one of the first companies that are engaged in research and development of new energy vehicles in China. In 2009, JAC clarified that it targeted “pure electric vehicles”. In 2010 and 2011, JAC popularized 1,585 pure electric vehicles. As of the end of 2012, JAC had built a production line with an annual capacity of 20,000 electric vehicles. In accordance with the development plan, the company’s annual electric vehicle capacity will reach 100,000 by 2015, and the models will extend from sedans to SUV, special vehicles and buses.