Hainan to accelerate use of clean energy vehicles in public transport

Hainan to accelerate use of clean energy vehicles in public transport

Hainan recently advised transport authorities at all levels to continue their efforts on promoting clean energy vehicles in public transportation in a bid to realise an annual action plan issue earlier this month.

According to a notice released by the Hainan Provincial Transport Department, buses, taxis and cars for ride-hailing services newly deployed or replaced in 2020 should use all clean energy.

NEVs should account for no less than 90% of buses and 100% of car rental service vehicles.

The share of clean energy vehicles should be at least 20% for urban-rural passenger buses and tourist buses.

Local transport authorities for cities and counties are required to perfect a mechanism on the phasing out of fuel-burning taxis, so as to make taxis fully powered by clean energy—except for vehicles for special purposes—by the end of 2020.

The provincial authority will instruct transport departments at lower levels to accelerate the building of charging facilities at urban passenger terminals, public transport hubs, taxi operation centers, urban & rural bus parking lots and maintenance depots according to an official from the Hainan Provincial Transport Department.

In March 2019, Hainan announced it would ban the sale of gasoline-fueled automobiles by 2030 in a bid to safeguard the environment and develop a modern economy, becoming the first province in China to unveiled a timeline for such plan.

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