The Chinese authorities from January 1, 2018, prohibit the production of 553 passenger vehicles that do not meet modern environmental requirements and gas guzzlers. A statement published by the Chinese centre of automobile technology (China Vehicle Technology Service Center), according to Bloomberg.The Secretary-General of China Association of passenger vehicles in an interview said that it was “very small” percentage of vehicles that are produced in the local market. It is known that among others, fell under the ban of the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Chevrolet Cruze.
Previously, the Chinese government presented a plan according to which by 2030 the country will not allow the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines. It is expected that by this time up to 40 percent of the fleet will be hybrids, fuel cell and pure electric cars.
For 11 months of current year in China sold 490 750 “green” vehicles. The most popular car was the electric crossover BAIC EC-Series, which has sold 64 910 copies.