China to push forward with electrification targets
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China has now confirmed that the share of New Energy Vehicles (BEV, PHEV and FCEV) in total new car sales in China is expected to rise to 20 per cent by 2025 and account for the majority of sales by 2035.
Nissan to stop selling ICEs in China by 2025
Nissan plans to sell only electric and hybrid cars in China from 2025. The decision to electrify its entire model range in China follows against the background of the emerging ban on the registration of pure combustion engines in China from 2035.
Israel: Tel Aviv to ban polluting vehicles
Tel Aviv is currently drawing up a strategic plan for the electrification of traffic in the Israeli city. This also includes banning “polluting vehicles” from Tel Aviv as of 2025. In the rest of the country, combustion engines will also be inexorably facing extinction.
Spain’s Balearic Islands pass climate protection law
The autonomous government of Spain’s Balearic Islands has passed a climate protection law stipulating the cessation of the use of fossil fuels by 2050. The law also includes a ban on the registration of new diesel cars from 2025 and new petrol cars from 2035.
Future of BMW i3 and i8 uncertain
BMWi got its own strategy and so there may not be a next-gen i3 and i8 again and again. Instead, expect whole new models, that showcase novel technology and use cases, BMWi bosses told Autocar.
15 new EV models from FAW’s Hongqi by 2025
Chinese carmaker FAW wants to launch 15 all-electric models under its Hongqi brand by 2025, and will kick start the effort with the first EV this year. By 2020, range may reach 600 kilometres as a standard with autonomy to increase gradually.