China Pushing Forward Plan To Replace Fossil Fuel Cars With EVs

China has announced new-energy vehicle (NEV) targets that automakers must reach by the year 2019.

By 2019, automakers selling vehicles in the country will have to hit a threshold equivalent to 10 per cent of annual vehicle sales. This figure will then rise to 12 per cent by 2020, Reuters reports.

The country wants to eventually ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles but has come under pressure from carmakers to relax proposals for the aggressive introduction of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

On the back of the government’s announcement, Ford said it will comply with the new rules.

“We welcome the Chinese auto industry’s shift towards greater adoption of NEVs and will comply with relevant regulations presented by authorities.”

Similarly, General Motors said it would “strive to comply with the NEV mandatory requirements” and that “¬¬continued joint efforts by the government and companies are essential to build broad-based consumer acceptance for NEVs. GM has sufficient capacity to manufacture NEVs in China.”

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  • Bash

    If only Tesla model S looked like that!

    • Jay

      You beat me to it, thats the best looking render I’ve seen so far for it..

  • Sybill Julian

    maserati granturismo x tesla

  • LJ

    China is good at two things: Ripping off other countrys’ technology, and building things for cheap.

  • Shtekeris

    Given how many cars China has – how much more electricity will they need to produce eventually? Damn.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    I don’t know what that white car is but it’s clearly a Chinese Tesla ripoff…probably something like a Chesla Xi43JK-LW 撕掉

  • FoxJ30

    If Maserati sold a rebadged Tesla S as the new Quattroporte, we’d get the car above.

    You know, that wouldn’t be the worst idea for Maserati…

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