Increase in charges fuels a rethink, Hu Yongqi and Li Jing in Beijing and Wu Yiyao in Shanghai report.
The ambitious electric vehicle development plan released recently triggered concern on the stability of the Chinese grid system.
China's top automaker SAIC Motor said on Tuesday its auto sales in March rose 6.1 percent from a year ago.
Sales of Mercedes Benz cars in China will likely rise more than 20 percent year on year in 2011, outpacing the overall market, a senior Daimler AG executive said on Monday.
BEIJINGChina's passenger-car sales may grow at a slower pace this year than was earlier estimated by a group of the nation's automakers after the government ended incentives for purchases and raised fuel prices.
With so many irons in the fire of China's red-hot economy, the German automaker Daimler AG takes its strong performance last year as a sign of great things to come.
China's top quality watchdog said on Monday that three Chinese car manufacturers will recall approximately 75,000 cars due to their faulty Kumho tires beginning April 15.
Volkswagen Group plans to almost double its dealerships in China in the next five to eight years, according to Christian Klingler, the company's board member for sales and marketing.
Using its existing technologies and production capacity, China's largest automaker SAIC Motor has ambitious plans for its recently launched commercial vehicle division to become a strong player in both domestic and international markets.
In the largest-ever Sino-US deal in the auto components industry, China's State-owned parts manufacturer AVIC Automobile Industry Holding Co Ltd recently became the majority stockholder in Nexteer Automotive, the Michigan-based maker of steering and driveline systems.
Car sales in China rose 6.5 percent to 1.35 million units in March, recovering from the lowest growth rate in two years in February but still well below the hectic pace seen last year.
China's home-made auto sales went up eight percent year-on-year to 4.98 million units in the first quarter of this year, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said Sunday.