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Quick Take: Hainan Wants Fossil-Fuel Cars to Go the Way of Dinosaurs

Heavy smog slows traffic in Haikou, Hainan province, on Feb. 20. Photo: VCG
Heavy smog slows traffic in Haikou, Hainan province, on Feb. 20. Photo: VCG

* Top official from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology had suggested in September that such a move was forthcoming

* Market watchers don't expect the ban to come into effect immediately

(Beijing) — China’s tropical island of Hainan could become the country’s first province to phase out internal combustion vehicles, as Beijing continues to push the development of new-energy technologies.

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