China plans for an end to gasoline and diesel-powered cars

Volvo plans on selling a million electrified cars by 2025

China, the world’s biggest car market, plans to ban the production and sale of diesel and petrol cars and vans….The country’s vice minister of industry said it had started “relevant research” but that it had not yet decided when the ban would come into force…

China made 28 million cars last year, almost a third of the global total

Chinese-owned carmaker Volvo said in July that all its new car models would have an electric motor from 2019…Geely, Volvo’s Chinese owner, aims to sell one million electric cars by 2025…and has announced plans to go electric across the board.

Other global car firms including Renault-Nissan, Ford and General Motors are all working to develop electric cars in China.

Automakers are jostling for a slice of the growing Chinese market ahead of the introduction of new rules designed to fight pollution.

China wants electric battery cars and plug-in hybrids to account for at least one-fifth of its vehicle sales by 2025.

The proposals would require 8% of automakers’ sales to be battery electric or plug-in hybrids by next year, rising to 12% in 2020.

Trump and the Republican Party are debating whether or not they want cars sold in the USA to be all fossil fuel-burners or coal-burners.

One thought on “China plans for an end to gasoline and diesel-powered cars

  1. Mr. Toad says:

    ”When will self-driving electric cars make conventional cars worthless?”
    “Countries such as Norway have declared their intention to ban gasoline-powered cars as early as 2025, and the UK, Germany, and others are following suit with their timelines. Automakers such as Volvo say they will only make electric or hybrid models by 2019. Tesla’s Elon Musk predicts almost all cars will be autonomous within the decade. That new world may be here quicker than you think.”
    “Driverless Cars: Optional by 2024, Mandatory by 2044 : Autonomous driving will push humans into the passenger seat” (May 2014)
    “Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030 : The Disruption of Transportation and the Collapse of the Internal-Combustion Vehicle and Oil Industries” (May 2017)

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