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New energy car registration in China up nearly 60% in 2021

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-01-12 11:01
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Staff members work on the production line of new energy vehicle at an automobile company in Liuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Aug 12, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- The number of new energy cars registered in China reached 7.84 million in 2021, up more than 59 percent year-on-year, data from the Ministry of Public Security showed Tuesday.

The figure represents 2.6 percent of the total number of cars in the country, said the ministry, adding that China has seen the number of newly registered new energy cars increase rapidly in the past five years.

A total of 2.99 million units of new energy passenger cars were sold last year, up 169.1 percent year-on-year, according to the China Passenger Car Association.

Data from the public security ministry also showed that 36.74 million motor vehicles were registered in China last year, bringing the total number of motor vehicles to 395 million, including 302 million cars.

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