Beijing News (Reporter Wei Shuai) Today, Beijing News reporters learned from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology that, with the consent of the State Council, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Transportation and the General Administration of Market Supervision jointly issued the "Notice on Strengthening the Management of Low-Speed Electric Vehicles" by six ministries and commissions, which will be nationwide. We will carry out the clean-up and rectification of low-speed electric vehicles, plan to continue to strengthen the standardized management of low-speed electric vehicles, and strictly prohibit the addition of new production capacity of low-speed electric vehicles.
The notice defines a low-speed electric vehicle as a three-wheeled or four-wheeled electric vehicle (including an old-age bicycle) with low driving speed, short driving mileage, low technical level of key components such as batteries and motors.
The state will strengthen the management of low-speed electric vehicles from three aspects: first, to carry out the cleanup and rectification of low-speed electric vehicle production and sales enterprises in stages, to take comprehensive measures according to law to clean up those enterprises and products that fail to meet the standards; second, to stop formulating and promulgating policies to encourage the development of low-speed electric vehicles, and strictly prohibit the new production capacity of low-speed electric vehicles; Third, through replacement, repurchase, encourage scrap and other ways to accelerate the elimination of illegal low-speed electric vehicles in-use products, and establish a long-term regulatory mechanism.
Six ministries said that they would speed up the formulation and promulgation of national standards such as "Technical Conditions for Four-wheeled Low-speed Electric Vehicles", study and put forward specific management measures for the production, sales, tax, insurance and use management, and after-sales service of low-speed electric vehicles, and establish and improve the management system of low-speed electric vehicles.
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