China is worldwide the leading market of electric mobility and provides subsidy for E-cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles (the subsidy will expire by the end of 2021).
As of 2018 the Chinese government is planning to introduce a quota for electric vehicles. This quota is similar like the emission certificates, which should collect credit points. Manufacturers gain those credit points from sales of environment-friendly vehicles and have the possibility to trade them. If the manufacturers fails to achieve the quota, then they must either reduce their production or buy the credit points from other manufacturers.
From 2018 8% of all new vehicles sold in China must collect credit points; from 2019 the quota should be 10% and from 2020 12%. Electric vehicle counts for 4 credit points and plug-in hybrids vehicle for 2 credit points.
The Chinese government has been trying to tackle the environmental pollution for a very long time; and in doing so they encourage the sales of electric cars and promote the environment protection technologies.
Most of the components of electric vehicle such as interior-components, tires and safety glass need a CCC-Certification (China Compulsory Certfication) just like those of diesel- and gasoline-powered vehicles do.
In addition, some electric vehicle components may obtain an optional CQC-Certification. Productions that can get a CQC-Certificate include for example:
The optional CQC-certification is suitable for many products that cannot receive a CCC-Certificate. A CQC-Certificate makes the customs clearance a lot easier and the Chinese consumers can be convinced/satisfied with the certification mark.