Thursday, April 19, 2012

China wants to encourage the development of new energy cars

The Business Council of State, or Chinese cabinet, said Wednesday that the country had developed faster energy efficient vehicles and new energy to relieve pressure on resources and the environment.

Priority will be given to electric cars, an important strategy to transform the automobile industry of China, while making current focus on promoting the industrialization of electric cars and hybrid vehicles, according to a statement issued to the following a meeting of the Executive Affairs Council of State presided over by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

It is hoped that the production of electric and hybrid vehicles in China will reach 500,000 units by 2015 and 5 million units by 2020, the statement said.

The country will strive to lower the average fuel consumption to 0.069 liters per kilometer for vehicles manufactured in 2015 and 0.05 liters per kilometer for vehicles produced in 2020, the statement said.