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Beijing city becomes first local government to remove subsidies for electric vehicles

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The city of Beijing has cut off the city's subsidies for some electric vehicles, becoming the first local government to make the move, as part of a national push to scale back government handouts for new-energy carmakers.

Makers of pure electric-battery vehicles will no longer receive subsidies from the municipal government but will still be eligible for central government subsidies, the local government said in a statement on Wednesday.

Subsidies for battery-powered electric buses, vehicles for . . .

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