China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

11 Sep 2017   China, Electric Cars

The auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world’s new vehicles in years to come. But a milestone in that trend may have come today, in news from China. Policy makers in the world’s most populous country, and largest car market, are developing a timetable to end production and sales of vehicles with gasoline engines. DON’T MISS: UK to ban diesel, gasoline car sales by 2040; follows France, Norway, Holland bans Unlike Norway, The Netherlands, France, and the U.K., no year is yet associated with the plans, which are still being created. But as The Associated Press reported Sunday morning, the Xinhua News Agency and the Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily attributed the statement to a Chinese deputy industry minister, Xin Guobin. Speaking Sunday morning at “an auto industry forum,” the AP wrote, Xin said his ministry […]

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