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China discusses phasing out internal combustion engines

China is one of the largest markets for cars with alternative drives. Vehicles with electric, hydrogen or hybrid drive (New Energy Vehicles – NEV) now account for 18 percent of all car sales in the People’s Republic. The switch to e-cars is proceeding faster than planned. Beijing’s target of 20 percent NEV sales by 2025 has already almost been reached (China.Table reported). At the same time, CO2 emissions from the transport sector are growing massively. After all, a good 80 percent of all cars sold are still climate-damaging internal combustion vehicles. What measures is Beijing pursuing to reduce this share further?

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