Chinese car manufacturer BAIC Motor is aiming to stop selling petrol and diesel-powered vehicles by 2025.
Local publication China Daily recently received word of the plan from BAIC chairman Xu Heyi during an event to celebrate the launch of a new energy car innovation center in Beijing.
“Our goal is to stop sales of self-developed conventional fuel-powered cars in Beijing by 2020 and stop their production and sales nationwide by 2025,” Heyi said.
Reuters says that BAIC’s plan comes in response to legislation from the Chinese government to ensure all domestic and international automakers produce a minimum number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2019.
Two months ago, fellow Chinese carmaker Chongqing Changan Automobile confirmed that it would stop selling conventional combustion-engine cars from 2025 and shift entirely to New Energy Vehicles (NEVs).