China to Test Subsidies for Green Cars

Thirteen cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, will be involved in pilot program aimed at company and government fleets.

Published: 31-Jan-2009

BEIJING, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- China is to offer policy incentives to speed up spread of energy-saving cars in 13 pilot cities.

The ministries of finance and science and technology jointly issued a circular on providing subsidies to users of hybrid, electric and fuel cell cars in Beijing, Shanghai and another 11 major cities, the Ministry of Finance said on its website on Sunday.

Public transport, taxi companies, post services and public offices were encouraged to use more energy-saving vehicles, the circular said.

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