The Strategist

China transfers 60% of city buses to electricity

10/28/2020 - 05:05

Currently, more than 60% of all city buses in China are replaced with electric buses, which is 20% more than in 2015, Xinhua News Agency reported.

According to data provided by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the PRC, these replacement measures were implemented as part of the greening program of the country's transport system during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), which includes an increase in the share of clean energy vehicles, as well as purchase of gas transport.

Over the past month, total passenger transport sales in China rose 8% year on year to 2.09 million units, while green public transport sales soared 67.7% to 138,000 units. China accounts for 55% of the global share of new energy vehicle sales.

To meet the new demand generated by green consumption, the State Council of the People's Republic of China approved in early October a plan to stimulate the sustainable modes of transport industry, which highlights the need to introduce life-saving technologies, consolidate infrastructure construction, including charging stations, and strengthen international cooperation in this area.

At the end of 2019, non-fossil fuels accounted for 15.3% of the country's total energy consumption, ahead of China's promises to the global community on this issue.