Beijing's new policy on regulation of the number of private cars will be implemented next month.

On December 7th, the Beijing Municipal Transportation Commission issued the revised “Interim Regulations on the Control of the Number of Small Passenger Cars in Beijing” and the “Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the Interim Regulations on the Control of the Number of Small Passenger Cars in Beijing”, which will be implemented on January 1st next year.

There are two points worth noting in this new policy:

  1. The total quota for 2021 is still 100,000, with 40,000 for regular vehicles (fuel-powered cars) and 60,000 for new energy vehicles (pure electric vehicles).

    However, of the 60,000 new energy vehicle quotas in 2021, 60% will be prioritized for households without a car, gradually increasing to 70% and 80% in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

    This means that in the future, new energy vehicle quotas will be given priority to households without a car in a larger proportion.

  2. Beijing will also promote the orderly exit of the second and subsequent locally registered small passenger cars under the name of individuals. Individuals with multiple cars can only apply to update the quota for one of them, and transfer the others to their spouses, children, or parents who meet the conditions.

From these two policies, it can be seen that the Beijing government will try to distribute motor vehicles as evenly as possible to each household from the perspectives of “existing stock quotas” and “newly issued quotas”.

In addition, the first car for more and more families in Beijing will be a pure electric vehicle, and this will be the only car for the family.

From this perspective, a long driving range and a large size will be a necessity, but fortunately there are more and more reliable choices for pure electric vehicles by 2021.

🔗Source: Beijing Municipal Transportation Commission

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