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China looks at plans to ban petrol and diesel cars

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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 09:45 PM
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Wow, the beauty of a planned economy is you can pass sweeping edicts:



CHINA, THE WORLD’S BIGGEST CAR MARKET, PLANS TO BAN THE PRODUCTION AND SALE OF DIESEL AND PETROL CARS AND VANS.

China has not yet set a date. The country’s vice minister of industry said it had started “relevant research” but that it had not yet decided when the ban would come into force.”Those measures will certainly bring profound changes for our car industry’s development,” Xin Guobin told Xinhua, China’s official news agency.

One of the biggest reasons I believe they will do this is their experience with electric motorcycles and scooters. They have over 200 million of them zipping around at the moment. It is rare to see a motorcycle powered by gasoline. This is a huge contrast to other Asian nations where gasoline powered motorcycles are the norm

China made 28 million cars last year, almost a third of the global total. Both the UK and France have already announced plans to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040, as part of efforts to reduce pollution and carbon emissions. Chinese-owned carmaker Volvo said in July that all its new car models would have an electric motor from 2019.Geely, Volvo’s Chinese owner, aims to sell one million electric cars by 2025.


I did not know that both UK and France have already announced plans to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles.

Whoops, I forgot the link:

china-looks-plans-ban-petrol-diesel-cars


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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 09:50 PM
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Electric is the way of the future.
My son drives a hybrid.



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Oil is gonna run out anyways but transitioning to an oil free economy should be gradual.
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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 10:06 PM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: dfnj2015

Oil is gonna run out anyways but transitioning to an oil free economy should be gradual.


Yes. They will definitely roll it out gradually and set an end date. Looks like everyone is seeing a hard line on future oil production / peak oil. Didnt I just see Britain say the same thing?



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 10:12 PM
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My son drives a hybrid.


You must be such a proud parent

*deep sigh*

In general, Hybrids appear to be "greener" than standard model combustion-engines but based on the numbers it is only to a negligible degree and the batteries themselves are highly damaging to the environment themselves

science.howstuffworks.com...

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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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Ever been to a major city in China ?
Traffic is in a halt all day.
First they recommend you ride a bike or other modes of transportation
Then they give up and just say walk



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 10:18 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

But that's different than what I am used to!

So therefor makes me uncomfortable and angry by nature. Grrrr those different, and therefor wrong ways of life! Grrrrrr.

Right?



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 10:27 PM
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Wow, the beauty of a planned economy is you can pass sweeping edicts:


Actually, that is the horror of Authoritarian Socialists at the cost of individual rights and representation.


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posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 10:33 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
Wow, the beauty of a planned economy is you can pass sweeping edicts:



It's not so beautiful when the government decides that you will relocate to the middle of nowhere in a newly planned town.



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 10:57 PM
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The mouth speaks and the hand moves. These resources are now being limited from public consumption as they cannot risk interference with military reliance of these resources in the likely event of war



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 11:12 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
Wow, the beauty of a planned economy is you can pass sweeping edicts:



CHINA, THE WORLD’S BIGGEST CAR MARKET, PLANS TO BAN THE PRODUCTION AND SALE OF DIESEL AND PETROL CARS AND VANS.

China has not yet set a date. The country’s vice minister of industry said it had started “relevant research” but that it had not yet decided when the ban would come into force.”Those measures will certainly bring profound changes for our car industry’s development,” Xin Guobin told Xinhua, China’s official news agency.

One of the biggest reasons I believe they will do this is their experience with electric motorcycles and scooters. They have over 200 million of them zipping around at the moment. It is rare to see a motorcycle powered by gasoline. This is a huge contrast to other Asian nations where gasoline powered motorcycles are the norm

China made 28 million cars last year, almost a third of the global total. Both the UK and France have already announced plans to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040, as part of efforts to reduce pollution and carbon emissions. Chinese-owned carmaker Volvo said in July that all its new car models would have an electric motor from 2019.Geely, Volvo’s Chinese owner, aims to sell one million electric cars by 2025.


I did not know that both UK and France have already announced plans to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles.

Whoops, I forgot the link:

china-looks-plans-ban-petrol-diesel-cars



Their biggest weakness/shortage is oil. Their greatest energy source is people. Rickshaws.....



posted on Sep, 15 2017 @ 11:25 PM
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The world is awash in oil. More than we can use.
www.bp.com...

I think sucking them dry would encourage ground movement..



posted on Sep, 16 2017 @ 02:13 AM
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By 2040, and in China's case, some day.

Yeah well, I plan to do lots of things too.
One of these days....



posted on Sep, 16 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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I wonder how ecologically sound it will be to have 20 million cars (UK only) all charging overnight, every night. Mmmmm




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