BEIJING, March 31 (reporter Liu Yuying) China’s four departments on the 31 issued a notice, from March 2021 to December 2021 to carry out the 2021 new energy vehicles to the countryside activities.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, agricultural NongCunBu, Ministry of Commerce, the National Energy Administration, said in the notice during the activity will be in jilin, henan, shanxi, hubei, hunan, guangxi, chongqing, shandong, jiangsu, hainan, sichuan, and Qingdao, choose three or four cities and counties hold some special field, tour, business activities.
The notice lists the car companies and models participating in the event. More than 50 models from 18 auto companies including BYD, SAIC, SAIC and Great Wall participated in the event.
Local governments will be encouraged to introduce more policies to support the use of new-energy vehicles in rural areas, improve the environment for the use of new-energy vehicles and promote the construction of rural charging and replacement infrastructure, the circular said. Encourage participating enterprises to research and develop more reliable, advanced and applicable vehicle models, increase incentives for activities, and strengthen after-sales operation and maintenance service guarantee.
In the first two months of this year, 289,000 new energy vehicles were sold in China, up 319 per cent year-on-year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.
Since the penetration rate of new energy vehicles in rural markets is lower than that in cities, and new energy vehicles have advantages in parking and charging in rural areas, China also launched the campaign of new energy vehicles to the countryside last year. By the middle of December of that year, the campaign of new energy vehicles to the countryside was concluded, and the sales volume in the last four months was more than 180,000. (after)