Cross-posted from China CSR
According to Beijing Youth Daily, Beijing will expand the use of electric vehicles in 2010 and will have a total of 5,000 new energy vehicles by 2012. The city will put an additional 200 electric buses and 1,000 electric sanitation vehicles into service this year.
To promote the production of new energy vehicles, Ministry of Science and Technology joined forces with the departments concerned in 2009 to promote a pilot program under which over ten Chinese cities are scheduled to pilot the use of about 1,000 new energy vehicles each over the next three years. As one of the ten model cities of the program, Beijing plans to bring the total number of new energy vehicles in the city to 5,000 by 2012.
What I'd love to see is more reports on the electrification of bikes and scooters in China, which are a significant and growing share of the electrical vehicle market.