Beijing: Beijing has recorded the highestever number of requests for electric vehicle registration in a third round of applications that ended on June 8. A total of 17,600 individual and company applicants submitted applications for electric vehicles (EVs), about 5,000 more than the previous round, according to bjhjyd.gov.cn, which announces Beijing’s car quota allocation every two months.
A license plate lottery system in Beijing is turning many drivers to electric cars, which receive government subsidies and face no odd-even car ban. The capital plans to allow 60,000 new energy vehicles on the road this year, with 25,424 already assigned in the first two rounds. This year’s quota will probably be used up in the next round which ends in August, according to the Beijing Times.
Unless the quota is increased, new applicants will have to wait until next year. About 90,000 new-energy vehicles were sold in China in the first four months this year, up 131 per cent year on year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. PTI
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