Earlier in October last year, we reported you how Singapore government was planning to ban the car sale completely. This was planned to control the increasing amount of traffic in the country.
Now China is following the footsteps of Singapore. As per the latest reports, the government of big Asian country has terminated the production of as many as 553 car models as they failed to meet its fuel efficiency standards. The list includes some big names like Mercedes-Benz (Beijing Benz Automotive), Chery and even FAW-Volkswagen.
Chinese regulators had announced this in December 2017 that they will stop the production of new cars in order to control the sharp rise of Air Pollution in the country. However, with the start of new year it has been learnt that some old big names may also have to face a big blow in the pre-established Chinese market.
As per Financial Express reports, China has identified air pollution as a serious threat and is really concerned about it in the country. China is therefore encouraging the use of efficient engines, hybrid and electric vehicles. This makes it clear that car makers might have to change the engine to meet the required fuel efficiency standards.
Recently, China also extended the tax credits on electric vehicles till 2020. As a result, there has been an increase of electric cars in the country.
However, banning the production of these 553 car models which use petrol or diesel to run is not the last thing China is planning to control Air Pollution.
It has been learnt that China may consider banning the use of fossil fuels powered vehicles completely like already announced by France and United Kingdom by 2040.
What do you think about it?