To tackle air pollution, the world’s largest auto market has started preparing for the ban on petrol and diesel vehicles in China. Vehicle manufacturers have been given deadlines in the country to stop the sale of petrol–diesel vehicles so that they can accelerate the development of electric vehicles.
Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Shin Guobin said that the government is working closely with other regulators to create a schedule for the production and sale of petrol and diesel vehicles. Shin said that this step will have a big impact on the environment and China’s auto industry development.
By banning the combustion engine, Chinese and foreign automobile manufacturers will also be able to emphasize on the development of electric vehicles. Stringent rules will augment the sale of energy-fitted cars and trucks, which will reduce air pollution rapidly. The government will also provide a subsidy to the companies that make electric vehicles.
China is trying to control carbon emissions in the country by 2030. Under this plan, China is now preparing to ban the fossil fuel powered vehicles. Earlier, the UK and France have also announced that they will completely ban diesel and petrol trains by 2040 so that the global temperature rise can reach the target, which is below 2°C.
Under the new plan of China, the subsidy will now be removed from diesel–petrol vehicles. The 8% of total vehicles in auto sales will be necessary to accomplish the aim. It is not decided when China will implement this ban, but from next year, it is expected to start a partial ban.
Other nations such as the UK, India, and France have already declared their decision to prohibit the production of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, as a critical part of efforts to trim down carbon emissions and pollution.
Automakers are pushing hard to grab a portion of the mounting Chinese market ahead of the implementation of new rules designed to battle the global environmental concern of pollution. The major shift will for sure make an intense impact on the oil demand in China. China ranks second among the largest oil consumers globally after the United States. Various automakers of China such as Volvo and Renault-Nissan have also started to follow the countries electric agenda aggressively.
So almost all major countries have started to participate and act towards a noble cause of making the planet emission free.