Skip to main content

Xin Guobin: 2025 is critical for automakers to switch to electric vehicles

Deputy minister at China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Xin Guobin, said 2025 is the most critical period for fossil-fueled vehicles switching to electric vehicles. China says the car industry should soon be adapted in 2025 and tough times for traditional-engined car manufacturers.

Tinuku Xin Guobin 2025 is critical year for automakers to switch to electric vehicles

High officials do not provide details of the year when China as the world's largest car market will begin to impose a ban on production and sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles. But the country will follow the steps taken by UK and France that have officially announced.

"Some countries have made timelines to stop production and sales of traditional cars, the ministry has also begun research and will create a timeline that will bring a big change to the development of our car industry," Guobin said on Saturday.

Guobin said the auto industry in China will face "turbulent times" for years until 2025 to switch to environmentally friendly vehicles and ask car makers in the country to adjust and adapt their strategies.

China has struggled to cope with the increasingly choking air pollution of major cities in the country and the worse environment gets worse. The banning of sales of gasoline and diesel-powered cars will have a significant impact on oil demand in China as the world's second largest consumer.

Senior Chinese finance ministry official Song Qiuling said on Saturday that government subsidies would be diverted to accelerate the formation of credit accumulation policies to support the electric car industry.


Popular posts

European Union and ASEAN to restart Free Trade Agreement

Tinuku - European Union (EU) and ASEAN have agreed to restart the process of forming Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as ASEAN coordinator for EU-ASEAN relations said on Saturday to build a framework to identify potential sectors to finalize the deal.

Lee also said the EU and ASEAN had agreed to restart the process of establishing a free trade agreement between the two blocs. The EU and ASEAN launched talks towards a pact in 2007 but ignored the process two years later as the EU voted to negotiate bilaterally with each country.

"As coordinators, we look forward to forming a framework to identify where areas where we have the potential to make a deal," Lee said.

"Working on a deal may take longer than the end of the year. But if we can identify where the big opportunities are, our trade-offs, then I hope we will have better success," Lee said.

"One of the things we expect is that European nations are able to manage their soci…

Rolls-Royce plans for flying taxi service

Tinuku - Rolls-Royce Holdings plc has designed a propulsion system for flying taxi and is starting search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. British jet engine maker said on Sunday it had drawn up plans for an electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) vehicle which could carry to five people at speeds of up 250 mph for approximately 500 miles.

The company joins a variety of companies racing to develop flying taxis, which could revolutionize the way people travel. Aviation and technology leaders are working to make electric-powered flying taxis a reality, including Airbus, U.S. ride- sharing firm Uber and a range of start-ups including one backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, called Kitty Hawk.

Rolls-Royce’s design will be showcased in digital form at the Farnborough Airshow, which starts on Monday. The company is looking for an airframer and a partner to provide aspects of the electrical system to help commerci…

Britain announced its first launch site for the space market

Tinuku - UK on Monday ran an important leap for the construction of the first vertical launch space launch site. The proposed space port at Sutherland in the north of Scotland has been awarded US$3.3 million in funding by the government-owned UK Space Agency to develop a ground-breaking launch site.

Government Business Secretary Greg Clark Monday launched the start of a Great British Space Age that will see vertically-launched space rockets and satellites take off from the new spaceport. UK Space Agency said it selected the Sutherland site because Scotland is the best place in Britain to reach highly sought-after satellite orbits with vertically launched rockets.

The initial funding will go to Scotland's Highlands and Islands Enterprise agency to develop the Sutherland site which will use a combination of proven and innovative rocket technologies to pave the way for a world-leading spaceflight market.

The UK Space Agency is also making available a new 2.65 million U.S. dollar fund…

Psychoengine studio build Honda GL 200 single-cylinder engine turns into Five Dragons 5-cylinder

Tinuku ~ Studio Psycoengine based in Purwokerto, Indonesia, building works Honda Tiger with a 5-cylinder rotary. Custom motorcycle entitled "Five Dragons" by M Yusuf Adib Mustofa emerged as the Best of the Best Kustomfest 2016 Legend Reborn.