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Seven days: 15 September 2017

Seven days: 15 September 2017

China cleans up

In arguably the biggest step towards the demise of petrol and diesel-powered cars, the Chinese government plans to set a deadline for the end to the sale of fossil-fuelled vehicles. Vice minister of industry and information technology Xin Guobin said the government is working with other regulators on a timetable to end production and sales, according to reports by state news agency Xinhua. If the plans come to fruition, it will be a major boost to the electric car industry. Since 2015, 336,000 of these vehicles have been sold in the country, representing 40 per cent of global sales.

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