China is following in the steps of the UK and France by announcing it will end production of fossil fuel cars and vehicles in the future.
Sales of new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of the UK government’s plans to tackle air pollution.
As the largest carbon emission contributors, urban areas should be capable of tackling climate change without government support.
Swedish car company Volvo has become the first major car brand to announce it will exclusively make electric models from 2019.
Toyota, Japan’s biggest automotive manufacturer, announced on Saturday that by the end of 2016 it had sold all of its shares in electric car maker Tesla.
Elon Musk’s Tesla now has a higher market value than Ford after its stocks surged yesterday.
The first car plant in Britain for more than a decade opened in Coventry on Wednesday, creating more than 1,000 jobs.