People’s Daily. The number of automobiles in Beijing will reach 3 million by June, according to Mayor Wang Qishan. The number of newly registered automobiles in Beijing is growing by 1,000 a day.
According to Wang, cars registered in Beijing reached 2.997 million by this past week, of which 2.18 million are privately owned.
“The fast increase in the number of automobiles in the city has not only brought along traffic congestion, but also posed great pressure to the city in fields such as resources and environment,” said Wang.