China To Ban Sale Of Fossil Fuel-Powered Cars In A Major Push For Electric Vehicles

China To Ban Sale Of Fossil Fuel-Powered Cars In A Major Push For Electric Vehicles

The world’s biggest market for vehicles, China, is planning to ban the production and sale of cars that run on pollution-causing fossil fuel in a major push for production of electric vehicles, Mint has reported. The policy would be implemented “in the near future”, according to Xinhua, China’s official news agency.

“These measures will promote profound changes in the environment and give momentum to China’s auto industry development,” China’s Vice-Minister of Industry and Information Technology Xin Guobin has said.

According to China’s national industry figures, sale of new energy vehicles topped 500,000 in the country in 2016. This was 50 per cent more than the previous year. Read More…

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