The Chinese government plans to invest in the development of vehicles that use alternative fuel, to 2 billion yuan (about 315 million U.S. dollars) each year. Thus, the authorities intend to not only reduce the level of pollution of cities, but also to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels.
As reported by Automotive News, citing data from the Ministry of Finance of China, the government will also encourage the use of public transport, equipped with a hybrid power plant in the largest cities of the country. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Finance Zhang Shaochun.
Various organizations and commercial companies that provide transportation services, such as car rental, will be promoted for use in their fleets of vehicles that use alternative fuels. An experiment to promote environmentally friendly transport in commercial companies will be held in 25 cities in the country.
The projected increase in the fleet of the country three times in 2020, will lead to a significant increase in China's consumption of fossil fuels and a corresponding increase in pollution. Almost half of all oil consumed in the country accounts for imported raw materials. So China is the second largest importer of oil after the U.S..
Air pollution levels in all 32 cities in China, which track the figure is growing. And Beijing is one of the most polluted cities on the planet.
Finance Ministry insists that urban municipalities encourage the use of environmentally friendly transport, including non-financial instruments. For example, have a special license plates, limited the use of conventional vehicles on certain days, or submitted hybrids and electric parking preferences, and to develop the infrastructure for the use of "alternative cars."