HEFEI, Anhui – Hefei’s government vehicle procurement will exclusively go for electric cars in the future, reported Anhui Commercial Daily. In the meantime, the city plans to put a batch of electric taxis on road.
“It is mandatory that all the future government procurement vehicles be electric, along with newly added taxis. Subsidies for private EV purchases can be increased,” said Wu Cunrong, Party secretary of Hefei, where public utility vehicles are encouraged to be electric or hybrid
For now Hefei has placed 2,018 new energy vehicles on the road. There are five charging stations and more than 500 charging poles in the city. The city has set the NEV goal for 2012 at 3,254 units.
Earlier this year, a new energy vehicle rental and sales company in the city began to lease the Tojoy electric cars with a maximum monthly rental of ¥2,100 ($334). The company also sells electric cars, and a one-time payment for one of those is ¥65,000, providing a five-year warranty on both vehicle and batteries. The company has 40 electric cars available, targeting a total of 1,000 in the future.