29 Nov 2010 12:32

Beijing eyes 30,000 renewable energy cars by 2012

Shanghai. November 29. INTERFAX-CHINA - Beijing envisions 30,000 renewable energy cars on its roadways by the end of 2012, the Beijing Science and Technology Commission (BSTC) said on Nov. 28.

The Beijing municipal government will provide subsidies of up to RMB 60,000 ($9,023) to residents who opt for renewable energy cars, according to the BSTC.

The BSTC said 100 large charging stations and 36,000 smaller-scale charging points will be built throughout the capital.

As of August, Beijing was home to approximately 4.5 million automobiles, with an estimated 1,900 new cars hitting the roads each day, according to statistics from the city government.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MITT) set a target of five million renewable energy cars in China over the next 10 years as part of the country's Renewable Energy Car Development Plan 2011 to 2020.