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Beijing taxi fleet 100% electric

Beijing will convert its total taxi fleet 100% electric during the next 2 years. Last month, the city government released a two-year action plan, requiring local taxi operators to deploy a total of 20,000 new EVs over the next two years. BAIC Motor Corp in Beijing will supply all the new vehicles.

Some Beijing districts have already gone 100% electric for taxis since a couple of years. China is accelerating its pace to develop new energy vehicles as it take aim at the global EV auto race. Electric vehicles are a featured government sustainability initiative along with the tougher vehicle emission standards which took effect in the beginning of the year.

Beijing is not the first Chinese city aggressively promoting new energy vehicles: Shenzhen replaced all gas-powered taxis with electric cars last December, and Shenzhen-based BYD (Build Your Dream) was the sole supplier. China’s largest EV maker, BYD sells more than 60% of its pure electric cars for public transport.

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Source : technode

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