BAIC Motor stops selling gasoline cars in 2020

BAIC Motor Corp Ltd stops selling traditional-engine vehicles starting in 2020. Beijing-based vehicle manufacturers are announcing to stop selling gasoline-powered cars to follow government regulations that target at least electric vehicles will meet 20% of new car sales by 2025.

"Our goal is to stop the sale of conventional fuel-powered cars developed in Beijing by 2020 and stop production nationwide by 2025," BAIC chairman Xu Heyi said.

Tinuku BAIC Motor stops selling gasoline cars in 2020

China has set a quota for the wider adoption of hybrid and electric cars that come into effect by 2019. This rule is predicted to shake up domestic and international car makers who continue to produce traditional-engined vehicles. China is the largest automotive market in the world today.

China's Deputy Minister of Industry said it would soon begin applying the ban on production and sales of traditional fuel cars. The government says the rule will be a difficult time for car manufacturers and should soon adapt.

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