Skip to comments.China looks at ending sales of gasoline cars
Posted on 09/09/2017 9:53:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
China is joining France and Britain in announcing plans to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars.
Chinas industry ministry is developing a timetable to end production and sale of traditional fuel cars and will promote development of electric technology, state media on Sunday cited a Cabinet official as saying.
The reports gave no possible target date, but Beijing is stepping up pressure on automakers to accelerate development of electrics.
China is the biggest auto market by number of vehicles sold, giving any policy changes outsize importance for the global industry.
A deputy industry minister, Xin Guobin, said at an auto industry forum on Saturday his ministry has begun research on formulating a timetable to stop production and sales of traditional energy vehicles, according to the Xinhua News Agency and the Communist Party newspaper Peoples Daily.
France and Britain announced in July they will stop sales of gasoline and diesel automobiles by 2040 as part of efforts to reduce pollution and carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.
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Did no one tell them that that is up to battery technology improvements, not edicts from bureaucrats?
It’s a silly plan but it breaks my heart to say this:
the leader in new nuclear power generation is actually China.
now they won’t have the required infrastructure in the next year too but in ten years you might be China.
China is way way way more mature in their view about nuclear power generation.
Unlikely. Many bubbles are set to pop there. They’re too engaged in attempting to colonize and militarize the South China Sea right now too.
What could possibly go wrong?
Never mind once they run out of stolen technology, they do not have the kind of society that encourages or even allows innovation.
Part of it too, is that China is a totalitarian regime. Still officially communist, though with many free market reforms. But as a totalitarian dictatorship, they will be able to do things that we can’t do in this country.
Call their bluff. It will not gappen anytime soon.
Good for them, it’s all just words.
This is just for timing and image points. No real timetable. Just words.
I’m reading more of Engels’ “Principles of Communism”, and the guy was just deluded. He actually thought that everyone could become an expert on everything just by universal education and universal expansion of automation. Fact is, the farmer cannot become an engineer or vice versa. Marx and Engels utterly lacked a basic understanding of humanity and rejected any aspect of it that they observed.
Grand plans indeed. The CPC does think like them, and it shows.
“China is way way way more mature in their view about nuclear power generation.”
Hydro too. The Three Gorges Dam they finished recently generates the equivalent of 18 nuclear power plants - enough electricity for 18 million people.
No way on earth could we build such a dam in the US today. In fact I don’t know of any dams we built in the past 20 years, if anything we’re dismantling them.
According to official figures, the venture cost China about $23 billion, but outside experts estimate it may have cost double that amount.More problems were uncovered in 2014 and last year.
The dam has been plagued by reports of floating archipelagoes of garbage, carpets of algae and landslides on the banks along the vast expanse of still water since the 600-foot-tall dam on the Yangtze River was completed in 2006.
Critics also have complained that the government has fallen far short of its goals in helping to resettle the 1.4 million people displaced by the rising waters behind the dam. [ ]
Even the dams ability to regulate the notoriously changeable flow of the 3,900-mile-long Yangtze, one of Chinas two major rivers, has been called into question. Faced with a historic drought this spring, cities downstream of the dam have been unable to accommodate oceangoing vessels that usually visit their ports, and about 400,000 residents of Hubei Province lost access to drinking water this month.
Rickshaw revolution? Mao power. Faster footsoldier.
If China does this, and continues to rely on and expand the use of nuclear power instead of burning coal for electricity, they actually will make a significant dent in emissions.
So we now have proof of what we knew all along, the move to electric cars IS A COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY!
Gasoline instead will be burned in order to recharge the car’s lithium batteries, giving a double whammy to the environment.
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