Backdating fuel tax credit registration
Cumulative global sales of highway-legal plug-in electric passenger cars and light utility vehicles achieved the 1 million unit milestone in September 2015, The Chinese government adopted a plan in 2009 with the goal of turning the country into one of the leaders of all-electric and hybrid vehicles by 2012.
The government's intention was to create a world-leading industry that would produce jobs and exports, and to reduce urban pollution and its oil dependence.
A mid-September joint announcement in 2013 by the National Development and Reform Commission and finance, science, and industry ministries confirmed that the central government will provide a maximum of As a result of the government support and new incentives issued in 2014, production of new energy vehicles between January and August reached 31,137 units, up 328% from the same period of 2013.
Domestic production during the first eight months of 2014 includes 6,621 plug-in hybrid sedans and 16,276 all-electric cars.
In 2011, only 8,159 electric cars were sold in China despite a 120,000 yuan subsidy.
There are two types of fuel tax requirements for vehicles depending on whether they travel intrastate (in the State of Indiana ONLY) or interstate (in more than one state, including Canada).
Those that travel interstate are required to register for an International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), and those who travel intrastate are required to register for Motor Carrier Fuel Tax (MCFT).
Unsubsidized lead-acid EVs are produced without government approval at a rate of more than 30,000 per year in Shandong and requires no driving license because the top speed is less than 50 km/h.
They cost 31,600 yuan and have been the target of criticism from major car manufacturers.