Subsidies will be granted to buyers of electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles, with the amount of subsidies gradually scaled down during the period from 2016 to 2020.
China has rolled out a series of policies to encourage sales of new energy vehicles, hoping the industry can help China fight pollution and reduce the country’s reliance on imported oil.
Production of new energy vehicles in China has jumped five-fold during the first 11 months of this year compared with 2013, but the industry still far lags Beijing’s goal of putting 5 million new-energy vehicles on Chinese roads by 2020.
China will still only subsidize purchases of locally manufactured new energy vehicles, excluding imported cars by foreign companies such as BMW, Tesla Motors Inc. and Nissan Motor Corp.
Buyers of electric vehicles will initially be able to receive subsidies of up to 55,000 Yuan ($8,862) under the draft rules, while buyers of pure-electric buses will be eligible for up to 500,000 Yuan ($80,567).