Hainan Province plans to increase the number of green vehicles by 25,000 this year, as part of its efforts to build a national pilot zone for ecological conservation.
A plan recently released by the provincial government states that all new government buses and vehicles, including those to be replaced this year, will need to be new energy, with the exception of special purpose vehicles.
The plan also states that more than 80% of the taxis to be acquired or replaced this year will have to be electric.
Hainan plans to build 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations this year and continue to subsidize the private purchase of new-energy vehicles.
The province has promoted the use of clean energy vehicles, with the goal of completely eliminating sales of conventional fuel-powered vehicles by 2030.
According to the provincial department of economy and development, there were more than 64,000 new energy vehicles in Hainan at the end of 2020, one of the highest in the whole country.
In the future, agreements will be made with Volvo, a brand of the GEELY group which plans to completely eliminate the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030.