BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) -- China had 340 million motor vehicles by the end of June this year, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) announced Wednesday.
A total of 250 million of them are cars, including 198 million private cars and 12.42 million registered over the last six months, down by 1.39 million year on year, according to data released by the traffic management bureau of the MPS.
The number of new energy vehicles had reached 3.44 million by the end of June, accounting for about 1 percent of the total.
China now has 422 million licensed motor vehicle drivers, with 14.08 million people obtaining their licenses in the first half of the year, according to the bureau.
Also, there were 66 Chinese cities with over 1 million cars, while 11 cities including Beijing and Chengdu had more than 3 million by the end of June.