Green, mean, charging machines power up on China's resort island of Hainan

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-02 17:37:01|Editor: huaxia
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Visitors view a car from U.S. electric car maker Tesla at Haikou New Energy Vehicle Exhibition in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, Jan. 10, 2019. (Xinhua)

All new residential building projects across the island of Hainan must include charging facilities as the province edges closer to removing polluting vehicles from its roads

HAIKOU, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- All new residential building projects must allocate or reserve space for electric vehicle charging facilities in Hainan Province, according to a provincial regulation.

All parking lots in new residential buildings and at least a quarter of the lots in new commercial buildings, must adhere to the new regulation.

In other public buildings, no less than 15 percent of parking space must be allocated to charging points. The province has set up an information management system for such facilities, according to the regulation.

The move is in line with a broader push for green car use in the island province.

In March, Hainan required all government vehicles, except cars providing special services, to use clean energy by 2028. The province had previously announced the ban of oil-fueled automobile sales throughout the province by 2030.

Hainan vowed to install 940,000 charging stations by 2030 to meet rising demand for new-energy vehicles.