China plans to ban petrol and diesel cars

    In a bid to cut emissions, China has outlined an aggressive plan to ban petrol and diesel cars.

    Published On Sep 11, 2017 01:14:00 PM

    8,674 Views

    China plans to ban petrol and diesel cars

    Following in the footsteps of many European countries, China has now announced a plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles to combat its increasingly dangerous air pollution issue.

    Xin Guobin, the vice minister of transport in the world’s largest car market, told China’s official news agency Xinhua, "Those measures will certainly bring profound changes for our car industry's development”.

    The new law in support of the ban is expected to see at least 20 percent of cars sold to be electric and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles by 2025.

    While the country has not confirmed a start date for the ban, Chinese manufacturers are expected to ensure that eight percent of their sales are for EVs or PHEVs by the end of 2018. The figure is expected to rise to 12 percent by 2020.

    The ban will also extend to foreign manufacturers like Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen and Mercedes, who produce cars with Chinese partners in the country.

    The plans drawn up by China are similar to those announced by the UK, France and Germany earlier this year. 

    Copyright (c) Autocar UK. All rights reserved.

    Comments

    ×
    img

    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now

    Search By Car Price

    Poll of the month

    At Rs 1.85 lakh, the Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z is the most affordable 40hp bike in India. Would you pick it over similarly priced bikes with less power and features?

    Yes, 40hp at this price is unheard of!

     

    47.56%

    No, it's a decade-old bike in a revamped suit.

     

    23.64%

    Great value but doesn't look unique enough.

     

    28.80%

    Total Votes : 1066
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe