China says only electric cars will be on the road in 2040

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    Bad , Bad news for Vova Putler and his ' gas station masquerading as a country' , which of a gas station masquerading as a country goes down first? My guess it will be Muscovy, Nigeria is the next one , what do you think?

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    China’s green energy initiatives are going into the fast lane.

    The country, long one of the top polluters in the world, announced it would be joining the United Kingdom and France in phasing out internal combustion engines. The country said it would ban production of gas-powered vehicles by 2040. Regulators of the ban are currently working on a timeline to reach the 2040 goal, according to reporting at Bloomberg.

    If China adheres to the timeline, it would become the biggest market to go all-electric for cars. The move would push manufacturers to switch production entirely to no emission vehicles. In 2016, it was reported that Beijing had some of the worst smog conditions ever recorded forcing car rationing to be imposed."

    China says only electric cars will be on the road in 2040
     
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    Overly ambitious timetable
     
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    Then they can burn even more coal to fire their electric plants and mine even more lead and lithium...and other raw materials. All every polluting.
     
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    China is pretty good about that stuff though. It seems unlikely that they'll be all electric in 20ish years but I entirely expect China to get some serious work done.
     
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    coal? you must be joking


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    They did not say they would ban the USE of all gas powered vehicles by 2040 they said they would ban the PRODUCTION of gas powered vehicles by 2040. That's a big difference. Also China has no choice because they are poisoning themselves with their abominable smog. I'm surprised they aren't dropping over dead in the streets.
     
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    So do you believe China doesn't burn coal???
     
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    China has a coal pollution problem and more electric cars will make it worse.
     
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    less and less, try with google
     
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    China is now the world’s largest solar power producer


    As it stands, solar energy represents only one percent of the country’s energy output. But this may soon change as China devotes more and more of its attention towards clean energy. The NEA says that China will seek to add more than 110 gigawatts within the next three years, which could help the nation up the proportion of its renewable energy use to 20 percent by 2030. Today, it stands at 11 percent.
    China is now the world’s largest solar power producer
     
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