The Asian nation, which is the world's largest automotive market, is just one on a growing list of countries considering such a ban.
Such a plan, he added, would "certainly bring profound changes for our vehicle industry's development".
China is planning to ban the production of diesel and petrol cars, a move which is of serious source of concern for Nigeria.
The "profound" changes Xin speaks of would certainly be a boon to the Chinese electric auto market, which has attracted foreigners like Elon Musk and Warren Buffet.
"We are already aggressively pursuing an electrification strategy to provide a comprehensive range of electrified vehicles in the country by 2025, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fully battery-powered electric vehicles", said Anderson Chan, a Ford spokesman in China. Martin Joyce, head of the engine department at Changan's R&D centre in the United Kingdom previously told Auto Express of the huge push towards cleaner cars in China.
The Japanese carmaker is developing the vehicle with Chinese joint ventures of Guangqi Honda Automobile and Dongfeng Honda Automobile, and will create a new brand with them, he said.
China's interest in going all-electric reflects a fast-growing global trend towards banning the sales of new internal combustion vehicles.
China passed the United States previous year as the biggest electric auto market.
China already supports the development of electric vehicles with billions of dollars in research subsidies and incentives to buyers and an upcoming quota system for automakers. Chinese-owned Volvo has said all its new auto models will have an electric motor from 2019, while Jaguar Land Rover has made the same commitmentfrom 2020. Global auto giants like Ford, and Volkswagen are aiming to develop fully electric cars in China.