The Chinese authorities from January 1, 2018 will ban the production of 553 passenger cars that do not meet modern environmental requirements and spend a lot of fuel. The corresponding statement was published by the China Automotive Technology Center (China Vehicle Technology Service Center), Bloomberg reports.
The Secretary-General of the China Association of Passenger Cars in an interview with the publication said that this is a “very small” percentage of cars that are produced in the local market. It is known that, among others, the ban included Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Chevrolet Cruze.
Earlier, the government of China presented a plan according to which by 2030 the country will banned the sale of cars with internal combustion engines. It is expected that up to 40 percent of the park will be hybrids, fuel cell vehicles and clean electric cars by this time.
For 11 months of this year, China sold 490,750 “green” vehicles. The most popular car was the electric crossover BAIC EC-Series, which sold over 64,910 copies.