China has unveiled a new round of subsidies for fuel-efficient vehicles in a bid to combat rising air pollution in its major cities.
The government will provide up to 60,000 yuan (£6,160; $9,800) to buyers of all-electric, “near all-electric” and hydrogen vehicles until 2015.
The policy is expected to boost Chinese automakers such as as BYD, which makes electric cars and batteries.
However, the programme does not include gasoline-electric hybrid cars.
In a statement, the government said the policy was aimed at “accelerating the development of new-energy vehicles, promoting energy saving and reducing air pollution”.Read Article