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CCC: Statutory Minimum Quota for Electric Cars in China

24. January 2017

In our news section we have written about the fact that the sales of electric cars in China have been on a steady increase since 2015. One possible reason for this increase could be the realization of the current air quality conditions and an increased awareness of environmental concerns. Due to the growing demand, China is now regarded as the leading market for electric vehicles.

This increased awareness in environmental concerns is also evident as shown by the actions of various ministries in China who are negotiating a minimum quota for of electric vehicles sold. The aim is to have more than 5 million electric vehicles registered in China by 2020. As of 2018 8 percent of all vehicles sold should be electric. This is a lofty goal if you look at 2016 sales. Over 23 million vehicles were sold in China in 2016 but only 1 % of their sales were electric vehicles.

The aim of this regulation is to dramatically reduce the air pollution from cars and to provide domestic manufacturers of electric vehicles with a larger market share. If western automotive manufacturers do not reach these planned targets, they would have to subsidize the Chinese manufacturers of electric vehicles.


In order to avoid any problems with the import of electric vehicles into the Chinese market, it should be noted that the implementation rules for CCC certification of electric vehicles are the same as for classical vehicles.

For further information regarding mandatory CCC products or the detailed Implementation Rules please contact us. You can contact us via email, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).

For more additional information, please download our free booklet “CCC Made Easy” here. You may also consider our book “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be ordered directly on Amazon here.


MPR Author

About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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