China’s motor vehicles top 233 mln

The number of motor vehicles in China in June topped 233 million, including 114 million automobiles and 103 motorcycles, figures released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) have showed.

The number of vehicles has maintain rapid growth, as it shows an increase from last year of 3.67 percent, or 8.26 million in number, the Traffic Management Bureau of the MPS said, adding that the number of automobiles has increased by 7.66 percent during the same period.

Eight provinces have more than 10 million motor vehicles each, while Shandong and Guangdong have more than 20 million. Automobiles in five cities, including Beijing, Chengdu, Tianjin, Shenzhen and Shanghai, have topped 2 million, according to the bureau.

Meanwhile, 247 million people have driver’s licenses, 186 million of them for automobiles.

Xinhua