Many global automotive manufacturers have opposed to the Chinese government proposal for harsh electric and hybrid car quotas. This proposal includes a goal for China’s new energy vehicles (NEVs) and hybrid cars to make up at least a fifth of vehicle sales by 2025. The letter of appeal states that this goal is not possible to meet and would definitely lead to a widespread disruption of the product portfolio of most automakers operating in China. At minimum, this should be delayed a year and include additional flexibilities. This was signed by the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), and the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA) stating that penalties for not meeting the quota is very unnecessary and excessive.
Carmakers have requested a delay to implement the quotas, for the system of credits to become more flexible, and for China to reconsider penalties for not reaching quota goals. Foreign manufacturers want more credit given to plug in hybrid cars and are demanding an ability to purchase NEV credits from the Chinese government. They also called for equal treatment of Chinese and foreign makers of electric cars and batteries when it comes to subsidies which currently does not apply to imported goods.