Liu Xiaochen (2013) Suburbs see boom in electric taxis. Beijing Today. 3 may 2013.
Taxis have always been a rare sight in Beijing’s suburbs. In their absence, residents have come to depend
on a vast fleet of illegal cabs that carry expensive fares and other hidden dangers.
Yanqing County was the first to seek a solution. In 2011, it began running several electric taxis.
The green-energy cars now provide taxi service to seven rural areas including Yanqing, Fangshan, Pinggu,
Changping, Huairou, Miyun and Daxing.