(Yicai Global) Sept. 4 -- Nanjing's municipal government has issued a program to add more new-energy vehicles to the eastern city. It plans to add 50,000 NEVs by 2020, increasing car ownership to 130,000, while building 20,000 new charging piles, giving a total of 25,000.
The city will continue to increase the proportion of new-energy vehicles in use, hoping to increase the proportion to more than 50 percent in such sectors as passenger transport, environmental sanitation, police patrols, logistics and tourism, as well as government agencies and public institutions.
The government will also continue to offer subsidies and tax incentives for private cars.
New residential parking lots will need to be built to accommodate charging piles, so residents can install a pile should they choose to. In large public buildings and public parking areas, the proportion of charging spaces must be at least 10 percent, while at governmental agencies, the figure is 10 percent to 15 percent.
Nanjing has built 14 charging stations close to its five expressways to date. By 2020, it hopes to have 22 stations with an average service distance of less than 50 kilometers.
The city will also encourage key firms to increase research and development investment in new-energy vehicle technologies and products.