Xiamen launches program to promote R&D of electric vehicles

The bureau has launched preparations for the program ever since March 2011. 8 companies, including Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co Ltd, Xiamen University and other enterprises and research institutions will participate in this program, which has been identified as one of the city’s major science and technology projects this year.

The program aims to sell 100 pure electric vehicles, achieving annual sales of 274.6 million yuan by 2013. The implementation of the program is expected to pull the development of the city’s new energy automobile industry.