New favourable policies boost NEV appliers

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Official data shows that nearly 14-thousand Beijing residents have applied for electric car license plates at the beginning of this year.

That accounts about a quarter of new energy vehicle quota of 2016 in the city.

Auto Commentator Zhang Bin says that the demand for electric cars will be quickened due to the city's new favourable policies.

"When the NEV buyers are exempt from getting a license plate through lottery system before buying a new car, which is free of driving restriction during smoggy days, the demand of NEVs will see explosive growth. People will be more interested in new energy cars instead of other types of cars."

However, the battery qualities and shortage of charging facilities are still hindering the increase of NEVs.

One Beijing resident says that electric cars have positives and drawbacks alike.

"An electric car is good for commuters in the city, but it is inconvenient to go far. The battery can not afford a round trip of at least 400 kilometers, and there are little charging facilities on some express ways."

Beijing local transport authority will issue 60-thousand NEV license plates this year on a first-come, first-serve basis.

An auto insider says that the number of new energy vehicle will reach over 600-thousand this year.

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