Abstract : China saw a total of 9.66 million newly registered motor vehicles in the first quarter of this year, a record high for the same period in any year, the Ministry of Public Security said on Tuesday.
BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhua) — China saw a total of 9.66 million newly
registered motor vehicles in the first quarter of this year, a record
high for the same period in any year, the Ministry of Public Security
said on Tuesday.
This brought the total number of motor vehicles in China to 378
million by the end of March, including 287 million cars, according to
data released by the ministry.
Of the newly registered motor vehicles, 7.5 million were cars, it
said, adding that China saw the registration of 466,000 new-energy cars
in Q1, accounting for over 6 percent of the total car registration and
bringing the total number of new-energy cars to 5.51 million as of
Altogether 8.39 million people obtained their driver’s licenses in
Q1, up nearly 180 percent from the same period last year. The number of
licensed motor-vehicle drivers reached 463 million, of which 425 million
were car drivers.
Seventy-two Chinese cities had more than 1 million cars by the end of
March, five more cities than the same period last year. Among the
cities, Beijing has over 6 million cars and Shanghai has more than 4
million, said the ministry.
It added that under regular epidemic control measures, traffic
management departments across the country have continued to handle
business online, with over 21.8 million applications involving motor
vehicles and driver’s licenses handled online in Q1. Enditem
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