(Yicai Global) Aug. 7 -- China's southern city of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, will convert all of its public buses to pure electric in September this year, local newspaper the Daily Sunshine said.
Shenzhen has about 16,000 buses in operation, of which 14,695, or 90 percent, are pure electric. The city plans to retain a small number of non-pure electric buses for use in emergency situations.
The city has built a total of 176 bus charging stations comprising 3,354 charging piles, while a further 1,265 piles are under construction. It still needs another 900 piles to meet demand.
Shenzhen has also recently promoted the use of pure-electric taxis and has 5,487, or 30.6 percent of the total, in service as of July 31. City planners aim for all ordinary taxis and ride-hailing cars to be pure electric by 2020.
China's largest new energy vehicle manufacturer BYD Co. [SHE:002594] is headquartered in the city.