The resort island of Hainan may become a key proving ground for China’s push to lead the world in electric-vehicle adoption.
China aims to phase out sales of fossil-fuel vehicles in the province, and to accelerate the use of new-energy and energy-saving vehicles on small island developing, Xinhua News Agency reported late Saturday, citing an official recommendation on reforming the southern state. The guideline is in accordance with President Xi Jinping’s visit to the island, and initiatives include setting up a contest free-trade region and to be built Hainan’s tourism industry.
China will control the number of vehicles in Hainan in” a technical lane ,” in a bid to compile the island a place with a” lettuce lifestyle ,” according to Xinhua.
While the report didn’t give details or a timeline on the fossil fuel-vehicle restrict, its own initiative are in conformity with Xi’s broader expedition to promote electric auto. His administration is implementing new-energy vehicle make quotas, targeting a seven-fold increased number of NEV auctions and considering a ban on gas guzzler as China tries to clear the air in polluted metropolis and cut its reliance on imported oil.
China excelled the U.S. in 2009 as the world’s largest automotive marketplace and in 2015 as the biggest NEV market. Once the most difficult electric-car busines, China accounted for more than half of worldwide marketings last year.
Xi attended the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, often refers to as China’s Hawaii, and reiterated pledges to open areas from enlisting to auto manufacturing.