28m cars were sold in China in 2016 © DPA/PA Images
28m cars were sold in China in 2016 © DPA/PA Images

China plans to ban fossil fuel vehicles

13 September 2017

China, the world largest car market, plans to ban the production of fossil fuel cars and vans in an effort to curb pollution problems.

The move would align the superpower with France and the UK who recently agreed to prohibit the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 to clamp down on harmful emissions.

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