A new energy car was exhibited at at the Hainan International Automobile Expo, July 19, 2018. (Photo/China News Service)
(ECNS) - Nearly 360,000 applicants are waiting for new-energy car license plates in Beijing, while the number of those applying for conventional car plates has reached 2.96 million, according to official data.
By Aug. 8, a total of 359,835 people had applied to have plates for new-energy cars, while 8,643 organizations including enterprises and institutions requested 12,415 plates. More than 60,000 organizations have applied for 98,663 license plates for gasoline-powered cars.
The total quota for new private cars was reduced from 150,000 to 100,000, with the new-energy car quota remaining unchanged at 60,000.
This year, the new-energy vehicle quota has already been reached.
That means if the current annual quota remains the same, some applicants will have to wait until 2025 to receive a plate.
Beijing is one of several Chinese cities that strictly limit the number of car license plates for both conventional and new-energy vehicles via lottery-like online registry.
Car registration authorities in the capital said winning applicants will be announced on Aug. 25 following review.