HAIKOU, July 8 (Xinhua) -- As of June 15, south China's island province Hainan has promoted a total of 5,580 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in use, with an annual promotion progress of 55.8 percent, according to local authority.
Among them, the number of NEVs owned by individuals significantly rose to 3,918, up 45.7 percentage points over the same period last year.
Since the beginning of the year, Hainan has introduced relevant policies to facilitate the consumption of NEVs, including a purchase incentive valuing 10,000 yuan per vehicle as well as a comprehensive financial reward for each vehicle consumer.
Thanks to the incentive policies, Hainan saw a total of 1,644 licensed NEVs since April 30, accounting for nearly half of the total in the first four months of this year.
As of mid-June, the number of NEVs in the province reached 39,300, 1.4 percentage points higher than the national average.
In the meantime, the construction of charging piles for new energy vehicles in Hainan is also taking shape. For example, 11 direct current charging piles in a public park in Haikou city could fulfill the need of 22 vehicles at the same time.
It is noted that another six charging stations in Hainan Province are expected to put into operation in cities of Haikou and Sanya.
Hainan is expecting to expand the advanced manufacturing industry involving NEVs and smart cars, according to the master plan for Hainan free trade port released by Chinese authorities on June 1.
(Edited by Jiang Feifan with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com)