To promote the use of new energy vehicles for the public transport system and reduce air pollution, Haikou is planning to add 5,000 new energy-efficient vehicles by the end of 2015, according to a municipal development plan.

The new energy vehicle fleet will be composed of pure electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Government organizations, public institutions and public transportation will be key targets for the new vehicles.

New energy vehicles started being promoted in Haikou in 2011, with public transportation as a pilot area. Currently, there are 1,052 new energy vehicles in Haikou, and most of them are the buses and taxis.

Hainan's scheme is part of the country's new energy vehicle plan that aims to have more than 500,000 electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles on the road by 2015 and 5 million by 2020.


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