China's Hainan to ban petrol auto sales by 2030

Added On March 7, 2019

China's southern island province of Hainan will ban the sale of oil-fueled automobiles throughout the province by 2030, in a bid to speed up the promotion of clean energy vehicles.
According to a development plan issued by the provincial government on Tuesday, all vehicles in the public service sector, including government vehicles and buses, will use clean energy as of 2020. 
New and replaced vehicles used for postal service and logistics are required to use new energy. Automobiles used for sanitation, tourist transport and urban-rural passenger transit will be replaced by clean energy vehicles by 2025.
A greater proportion of newly-licensed private cars will be new energy vehicles, with a 10 percent increase every year, eventually reaching 80 percent by 2025.
Hainan had about 37,000 clean energy vehicles by the end of 2018, accounting for about 2.9 percent of the province's total. Over 4,500 charging facilities for electric cars were built during the same period.