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China to End Sales of Fossil-Fuel-Powered Cars

By Xiao Ying and Mo Yelin
Currently, only a tiny portion of China’s vehicle sales come from new energy cars, such as the electric cars (above) charging their batteries in East China’s Anhui province on Aug. 9. Photo: Visual China
Currently, only a tiny portion of China’s vehicle sales come from new energy cars, such as the electric cars (above) charging their batteries in East China’s Anhui province on Aug. 9. Photo: Visual China

China is joining the U.K. and France with plans to end sales of fossil fuel-powered vehicles, as it works to develop new policies to promote new energy vehicles with the scheduled end of existing incentives in 2020.

“China has begun research on formulating a timetable to stop production and sales of traditional energy vehicles,” Xin Guobin, deputy minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said at an auto industry forum over the weekend.

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