Wuhan to have 40,000 new energy vehicles by 2022

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Wuhan, Capital of Central China’s Hubei Province, plans to put 40,000 new energy vehicles (NEVs) on its roads by 2022.

More than 150 charging stations and more than 70,000 charging facilities would be installed.

Wuhan hopes to have carbon emission below 173 million tons by 2022 through low-carbon development of industry, energy, lifestyles and the environment.

A 400-kilometre rail transit network would be built by 2022, serving more than 50 per cent of passengers on public transportation, according to the city plan.

 

Wuhan is an automobile industry hub and home to Dongfeng Motor Corporation, one of China’s Big Four car-makers.

Industrial transformation would be given priority to improve the production pattern of the region, according to the plan.

New high-polluting industries such as cement, non-ferrous metals, plate glass and steel would be completely prohibited by 2022.

Subsequently, the added value of service industries would exceed around 185 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for more than 56 per cent of the regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP).