The fight against climate change and the protection of the environment are nowadays at the center of the preoccupations of governments all over the world. Indeed, efforts to reduce CO2 emissions have been enormous in recent times and as usual, China is at the top of the list of the most committed countries. Today, it confirms this by setting a goal of having 40% of electric cars on its streets by the year 2030.
A response to the requirements of the COP21
China was among the countries that attended the COP21 climate conference held in Paris last year. In its content, this conference highlights various important points concerning the protection of the environment. On this occasion, many countries among the participants submitted their climate action plans to the United Nations before the conference. For the particular case of China, he highlighted three main points in its programs, namely reaching a peak of CO2 emissions in 2030, reducing CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 60 to 65% and promoting the use of non-fossil fuels.
With this in mind, the Chinese government has decided to focus much more on the industrial sector and more particularly on the automotive sector. Indeed, the Chinese Ministry of Industry has just released a note saying that at least 20% of vehicles on the road from 2025 will have to be electric. This rate should then be increased to 40% by 2030. The Chinese automotive industry should therefore take note of this new injunction, and it would be best to do so now so as not to be late.
15.2 million green cars sold in 2030
As one of the countries most affected by climate change, China is also among the most committed to fighting it. Thus, in addition to the above-mentioned target, Chinese authorities also plan to sell up to 15.2 million clean (or green) cars by 2030. In fact, the country is already on the right track at the moment, having already sold about 330,000 new energy vehicles last year.