Sep 12 2017
China is now the second largest oil consumer in the world after the US.
Speaking to Chinese news agency Xinhua, China's vice minister of industry and information technology, Xin Guobin, said the potential measures "will certainly bring profound changes for our vehicle industry's development". "The ministry has also started relevant research and will make such a timeline with relevant departments", said Xin Guobin vice minister of industry and information technology.
He added: "Those measures will certainly bring profound changes for our auto industry's development". The country said it would ban production of gas-powered vehicles by 2040.
China is preparing to put the brakes on gasoline and diesel cars.
To help spur the industry, the Chinese government already gives homegrown electric vehicle makers big subsidies. The Chinese government is reported to be working with regulators over the timeline for discontinuing production and sales of vehicles running on fossil fuels. The country accounted for nearly a third of the cars that were manufactured a year ago.
China, in an effort to meet its promise to cap carbon emissions by 2030, is the latest country to unveil plans to phase out vehicles that run on fossil fuels.
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Chinese-owned Volvo recently announced it will produce only electrified drivetrains - in hybrid, plug-in and BEV form - for all new models launched in 2018 and beyond.
China's vehicle market sustained its recent run of growth in August, continuing to expand after a weak start to the year brought about by a rise in China's auto-sales tax.
Motorists in China are also already the biggest buyers of cars powered by electric and hybrid systems - which use a combination of batteries and internal combustion engines.
He also said VW would "work hard" to comply with the NEV quota once China implements it next year.
Guolin predicted that the auto industry will be going through some "turbulent times", the Xinhua report said. That is, it can happen along with similar restrictions in the United Kingdom and France.
Abe, Moon agree on greater pressure against North Korea
South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Wednesday it was still expecting more activity from the North. Both Russia and China have criticized the THAAD deployment.
Were You On This Delta Plane That Flew Into Hurricane Irma?
At the time of this writing, the plane's return flight, DL302, is still 15 minutes from landing safely back in NY . Jyl was trying to get out of Irma's path, others from Sacramento were actually heading for it.
Hurricane Katia bears down on quake-rattled Mexico
Areas of Mexico to the north of Cabo Rojo and to the south of Laguna Verde are under a tropical-storm warning. The mountainous region where the storm has been dumping rain has a history of deadly floods and slides.
Sep 11 2017
Sean Dyche v Frank de Boer focus
Frank de Boer: "I have a positive feeling from what I have seen in training this week". I took a step back into the Championship, but I knew one day I would be back.
Sep 11 2017
Luis Suarez: 'It is a privilege to play with Lionel Messi'
Real Madrid dropped points at the Santiago Bernabeau for the second straight game after being held to a 1-1 draw by Levante. Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick to inspire FC Barcelona to a 5-0 win over local rivals Espanyol in the Catalan derby.
Sep 11 2017
Kante scores victor for Chelsea vs former club Leicester
Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season thanks in part to Hazard's valuable goals. N'Golo Kante's speculative strike saw Chelsea overcome a tough Leicester challenge. "We need time.
Sep 11 2017
Desmond Tutu chides Suu Kyi over silence on Burma 'ethnic cleansing'
A rising Buddhist nationalism has fanned the flames, led by hard-line monks who scream that Muslims want to overtake the country. The handsome , petite leader from erstwhile Burma with flower in her hair and steely resolve in her voice fought for democracy.
Sep 11 2017
Penn State's James Franklin throws shade that's sure to fuel Pitt rivalry
McSorley finished 15-for-28 for 164 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, but completed just six passes to receivers. Quarterback Max Browne - former USC starter - got Hall the ball right behind the end zone, and Penn State was ready.
Sep 10 2017
United States calls for UNSC meet over North Korea draft resolution
The US has called for a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting to vote on a draft resolution to impose additional sanctions on North Korea.
Sep 10 2017
China Lodges Protest Over Full THAAD Deployment
Federica Mogherini said a demilitarisation of the Korean peninsula should be achieved peacefully through dialogue and diplomacy. Asked about possible USA military action, the president said "That's not our first choice, but we'll see what happens".
Sep 08 2017
Prince George arrives for his first day of school
However, he wasn't the only royal entering reception with Maud Windsor joining her distant cousin at Thomas's School in Battersea. Thomas's Battersea was chosen by the Duke and Duchess so they can give George as normal a life as possible.
Sep 08 2017
Charles Manson Clan Murderer Back On The Verge Of Walking Free, Again
Van Houten killed for infamous murderer Charles Manson during a series of killings that terrorised LA during the summer of 1969. From left, Manson followers Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten walk into a morning court session in 1970.
Sep 07 2017
Bungie confirms Destiny 2 clan support won't be live at launch
And we might have even more in store there, too, but we want to save some stuff for our players to discover". However, due to some leaks about the game, the name of the raid has been revealed .
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