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China mulls pilot scheme to ban gasoline cars in parts of country

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China plans to launch a pilot program with a ban on gasoline-powered vehicles in some parts of the country and if successful, will set a timetable to eventually phase out such vehicles, said the industry regulator on Thursday.

Authorities must first analyse factors such as market demand and emission levels to decide whether to test no-go zones for gasoline-fueled vehicles, according to a document released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

The ministry may . . .

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