Vietnam to limit fossil-fuel vehicles from 2040

By Viet Tuan   July 23, 2022 | 01:59 am PT
Vietnam to limit fossil-fuel vehicles from 2040
Traffic jam on Tran Duy Hung Street of Hanoi's Nam Tu Liem District on April 27, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
Vietnam will start imposing restrictions on the manufacture and import of vehicles using fossil fuel from 2040, according to a government program on energy transition.

The program approved Friday sets out targets for reducing carbon and methane emissions by the transport sector, aiming for a zero-emission industry in 2050.

By 2050, all road vehicles, including public transport vehicles, should be electric or use green energy, and a proper charge station system should be set up nationwide, the program holds.

By 2050, all trains will be electric and all aircraft in Vietnam use green or sustainable energy, it said.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had pledged that Vietnam would strive to achieve net-zero emission by 2050 at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow last November.

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