Business / Policy Watch

More subsidies for electric vehicles in Shanghai

By Xie Yu ( Updated: 2012-11-05 16:36

Officials from Shanghai's economic planning authority said on Sunday that the city has submitted a proposal for incentive policies for green cars to the National Development and Reform Commission, the Oriental Morning Post reported.

If the proposal is approved, buyers will get as much as 100,000 yuan ($15,800) in subsidies when they buy an electric car.

The city authority also plans to give out 20,000 free license plates to owners of green cars. Some owners will receive a free Shanghai license plate, which costs almost 60,000 yuan.

The Roewe E 50, the country's first mass produced electric car, was put on the market on Monday.

China expects production and sales of electrical vehicles to reach 500,000 units in 2015, and to be five million by 2020.

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