For a country known as the biggest car market in the world, this is a pretty big move. As you’ve read in the headline, yes, China has announced plans to ban production of all petrol and diesel cars “in the near future,” according to Xin Guobin, vice-minister of industry and information technology.
In an auto industry forum held in Tianjin, China, Xin has shared that the ministry has started “relevant research” and are currently working on a timetable to implement the policy soon.
Xin Goubin has confirmed that research has began on banning petrol and diesel cars production and sales in China.
In a statement aired by the CCTV state television, Xin said:
“These measures will promote profound changes in the environment and give momentum to China’s auto industry development.
“Enterprises should strive to improve the level of energy saving for traditional cars, and vigorously develop new energy vehicles according to assessment requirements.”
China is the biggest car market in the world but that will probably change in time.
With this move, China is set to follow the footsteps of Britain and France that have likewise banned production and sale of petrol and diesel automobiles.
As an alternative, China will be promoting the use of electric technology.
Although no specific date has yet been mentioned, many are anticipating that the massive change will hurt car manufacturers across the world. This will likely pressure them to accelerate development of electric energy vehicles, reported Unilad.
Meanwhile, the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers that said China produced and sold more than 28 million vehicles last year.
The Guardian likewise pointed out:
“The sale of new energy vehicles topped 500,000 in the world’s second-largest economy in 2016, over 50% more than the previous year, according to national industry figures.”
Well we can only guess that more and more electric cars will be seen in the streets of China sooner than later.
Follow On Facebook
TikToker Shares How She Tricked Invaders Who Tried Opening The Hotel Door While She Was Alone
5-Year-Old Artist Already Getting Commissioned For Her Paintings
Hiker Discovers Creepy Alien-Like Creature That “Smells Like Rotting Flesh”
New York Store Is Selling ‘Wet Pants Denim’ For $75
Burglary Victim Writes Heartbreaking Note Begging Robber To Return Last Photos Dog
Meet The Gorgeous Actress Who Portrayed Zombie Queen In ‘Army Of The Dead’
Florida School Sparks Outrage After Editing 80 Female Students’ Photos To Cover Their Cleavage
McDonald’s Recruitment Poster Offers New Employees With Free iPhone After Working For 6 Months
Horrific Video Shows Lioness Attacking Circus Trainer In Russia
Taking 4,500 Steps A Day Could Help You Live Longer, Says Research
Lifestyle2 years ago
“Chastity Cages” is the Latest Thing for Men
News2 years ago
Thailand Police Lay Down Their Weapons, Join Protesters To Fight The Power
People2 years ago
Student Breaks Down After Parents Failed To Attend His Graduation from Elementary to College
Lifestyle2 years ago
Women Need To Go Out With Friends Twice A Week To Stay Healthy