Company purchased new energy vehicles
30 brand new energy vehicles were purchased by Sanwei Dulin a flagship store in Xiangmihu car market. The cars were BYD hybrid petrol-electric models.
More people are interested in purchasing hybrid model cars since government subsidies took effect when a person buy an hybrid car.
Customers who bought hybrid cars were entitled to 80,000 yuan subsidy and those who purchase electric cars can avail of a 120,000 yuan subsidy. The only thing is the customers needs to pay full price for the purchased car and government subsidy will be paid a month after purchase.
However concerns came up when repairing or maintaining these types of cars are costly and can only be done at 4S stores.
Also construction of charging stations are going slowly. Even with government plans of making 250 charging stations and 12,500 charging piles before 2012.