Beijing is one of the most EV rich places in the world with 188,000 all-electric vehicles, which is 11.6% of all electric cars registered in China.
The Chinese capital increased the number of BEVs this year by 17,000. Around 140,000 out of a total of 188,000 were purchased by individuals and companies, while the remaining 48,000 were used in the public sphere.
Beijing is also the home of one of the largest Chinese New Energy Vehicle manufacturer BAIC. The company sold in the first six months of this year 53,598 (up 79% year-over-year).
The target for 2020 is to double the fleet to more than 400,000.