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Chinese government agencies to run at least 30% alternatively fuelled vehicles

Announced by the National Government Offices Administration (NGOA), the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the mandate will be extended to local provinces from 2016, pushing the percentage upwards.

The announcement comes at the government looks to incentivise EV take-up through subsidies whilst the Chinese State Council has also announced plans to waive the substantial purchase tax on ultra-low emission vehicles from 1st September in a move to ease the country’s energy dependency, improve air quality and help its automotive industry to grow.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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