Beijing plans to replace all taxis with "clean" cars

Feb. 28, 2017, 2 a.m.

The authorities of Beijing plan to replace all city taxis with cars using so-called new energy vehicles (NEV ).

Currently, about 71 thousand taxis are traveling along the streets of the Chinese capital, of which 67 thousand cars use traditional fuel, mainly gasoline and diesel. According to preliminary calculations, the replacement of all taxis will require about 9 billion yuan ($ 1.31 billion).
The plan is aimed at reducing environmental pollution.

& ldquo; Now the purchase price of the car on fuel oil & ndash; 60-70 thousand yuan, and the price of one machine at a clean energy & ndash; about 140 thousand yuan, that is, almost twice as much as & rdquo ;, & ndash; the representative of the Association for Car Leasing of Beijing, Liu Tao, told the newspaper.

Clean cars & ndash; electric vehicles, hybrids, as well as machines using a fuel cell (an electrochemical device, for example, hydrogen-based).

In China in 2016, 507 thousand cars were sold, and the production of clean cars reached 517 thousand. By 2020, it is planned to increase the production of such cars to 2 million per year , said the Minister of Industry and Informatization & nbsp; PRC & nbsp; Miao Wei.

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