Shanxi province has mapped out a series of preferential policies in the new-energy vehicles industry to speed up new-energy vehicle development and lead the consumption trend for new energy vehicles to make use of the advantages in energy resources and to push forward the growth of auto related industries, according to the Shanxi Provincial Commission of Economy and Information Technology.
It plans to reward funds for the distinguished performance of the new-energy vehicles industry. A policy to eliminate the parking fees for such vehicles was carried out in the province. For the energy applied by the new-energy vehicles, the government will implement a corresponding preferential policy.
The development plan (2014-2020) for the new-energy vehicles base will be laid out as soon as possible by Shanxi.
Through diverse development based on coal resources, Shanxi has formed some advantageous industries including electricity, modern coal chemicals and coalbed gas, which has laid a solid foundation for the province¡¯s development of new-energy vehicles, such as electric, methanol-fueled and gas vehicles.
To date, Shanxi has 15 enterprises engaging in electric auto and supporting parts R&D and manufacturing, serving as a basis for this industry¡¯s growth in the province. Moreover, Taiyuan and Jincheng were approved as national pilot cities for new-energy vehicles promotion and application.
Shanxi has a leading role in methanol-fueled vehicle R&D with more than 20 enterprise players in the field of methanol fuel production and methanol-fueled auto R&D and trial operation.
For gas vehicles, there are five Shanxi-based enterprises engaging in gas vehicle R&D and manufacturing.
Shanxi will work out a development layout with electric, methanol-fueled and gas vehicles as industrial focuses. This plan will attach a lot of importance on innovation, level of industrialization and market application scope.