The official, Zhang Jihong, said that the government hopes that sales of electric cars could reach 6,000 units in 2011.
Subsidies vary among models. A maximum of 60,000 yuan per unit is available from the central public budget and another 60,000 yuan can be granted from the local government. Hybrid-powered vehicles can get 100,000 yuan for each unit of sale. The subsidy will go to automakers rather than individual buyers.