China's electric car production grows fourfold in 2014Staff writer ▼ | January 12, 2015
China's electric car production jumped fourfold to 83,900 vehicles in 2014,, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said.
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In December 2014, Chinese carmakers produced 27,200 new energy vehicles, four times as many as they did in December 2013. Intense promotion by the government has brought more and more new energy vehicles onto China's roads, saving energy and combating pollution.
Measures including tax exemptions, price subsidies and requirements for government bodies to buy green cars are in place, however, new energy cars still account for only a tiny proportion of total output. In the first 11 months of 2014, the automotive industry produced 21.1 million vehicles. ■