According to Forbes.com:
In December, 1999, China’s National Science and Technology Ministry (NSTM) and State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) set 10 percent as a target for clean vehicles as a portion of the overall vehicle population, and set a target of 40 to 50 percent for taxis and buses. Additionally, the policy called for the launch of clean vehicle model zones in 19 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Chongqing.
As part of this program, city governments in China have implemented policies to encourage the industrialization of CNG passenger cars, LNG heavy-duty trucks and engines, LPG engines, and direct-injection LNG engines. Measures that have been used include offering preferential gas price policies and constructing refill stations. At the end of 2010, more than 80 cities across China had gas refilling facilities and the number of CNG/LNG refill stations totaled more than 1,000. During the course of China’s 12th Five-Year Plan, it is projected that an additional 1,000 refill stations will be constructed. Finally, municipal governments have been working with automobile companies and industry research institutions to accelerate the development of new technologies. Continue reading