About 100 companies on display at Hainan international car show
Release time: 2021-07-28 16:52 Source: TASS
The total number of vehicles running on alternative energy sources began to skyrocket in the Hainan province after the adoption of a plan to promote green transportation in 2019
Tourists and citizens make purchases during the car show
About 30% of the cars presented at the international car show in Hainan's Haikou are vehicles powered by alternative energy sources, according to "Zhongguo Xinwenwang".
Leading Chinese and world brands have brought their products to the exhibition, which is being held in Hainan for the tenth time. The total area of its exposition at the Hainan International Exhibition Center amounts to 60,000 square meters, which is about 10% higher than last year. In total, it presents about 1,000 models of almost a hundred different car brands.
At the four-day EXPO, which kicked off in Haikou on July 15, the organizers paid special attention to cars running on alternative energy sources, which in China include not only electric cars, but also cars with hybrid engines, as well as cars running on hydrogen fuel cells. The local authorities are doing their utmost to promote the program for electric vehicles on Hainan through subsidies and various deals.
According to the latest data, the total number of vehicles registered on Hainan on alternative energy sources by the end of May in 2021 exceeded 77,000, which amounted to 4.87% of the total number of cars on the island. Thus, according to this indicator, Hainan took the fourth place in China after such cities as Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin. The total number of vehicles using alternative energy sources began to skyrocket in the Hainan province after the adoption of a plan to promote green transportation in 2019. In 2019, there were about 12,800 such cars on the island, and in 2020 their number already exceeded 31,600.
Hainan is the first province in China to announce plans to completely stop selling cars running on gasoline and diesel on the island by 2030 in an effort to combat pollution and protect the local environment. To this end, the government will encourage the population to purchase electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as develop all the necessary infrastructure.