27 Feb '17, 9pm

Beijing Cab Operators Converting to Electric Taxis

Beijing Cab Operators Converting to Electric Taxis

Converting the city’s taxi fleet over to electric cars is part of Beijing’s goal of cleaning up its polluted air and supporting the government’s electrification campaign. China’s capitol city has announced a plan to see that all of the approximately 67,000 taxi cabs operating in Beijing be replaced with electric taxis. The process will take place over the next decade or more. All new taxis are to be replaced by electric cars. The project is expected to cost taxi operators $1.3 billion to complete. The city has become a symbol of China’s booming growth in jobs, urban populations, car sales, and tailpipe emissions. Taxi cabs are an easy target for government programs to address, with their vehicles typically being old, worn out and poorly maintained, and a visible source of air pollution. Beijing’s move ties into the national government’s “new energy vehicle” (NEV) campaign ...

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