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|China is to promote the use of
energy-efficient and new-energy vehicles in public sector in 13
cities, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Monday.
According to a joint statement by the MOF and the Ministry of
Science and Technology, the central government will offer one-off
subsidy for the purchase of mixed-power, electric and fuel-cell
The statement said the subsidy will be decided by the gap between
the prices of energy-efficient vehicles and automobiles powered by
The program will be put into trial in public transport, taxi
industry, postal and urban sanitary services in 13 cities including
Beijing and Shanghai.
The program is aimed at facilitating the technology upgrading and
structural optimization of the automobile industry, said the
Local governments should also allocate funds for the building and
maintenance of related facilities, said the statement.