Chongqing is planning to build a world-class base in research and development (R&D) as well as manufacturing hub for electric cars and parts.
According to the municipal development and reform commission, the city will cooperate with the American city of Denver and invite Chang'an Auto and US carmaker Ford to take part in the development and production of electric motors and vehicles.
The city also expects to participate in setting national industrial standards.
The project will be supported by the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's top economic planner, and the US Department of Energy.
Detailed plans are underway and substantial construction is expected to commence in the next six months.