China wants to remove dirty vehicles from the road

Similar to ”cash for clunkers” programs around the world, China’s newly adopted environmental policy aims to remove six million high-emissions vehicles from the road in 2014 in an effort to curb widespread congestion and smog.

Also, refuelling stations in Beijing, Shanghai and other major cities will have to sell only the cleanest grades of gasoline and diesel from now on.

Such drastic measures are the result of China’s failure to meet pollution reduction goals for 2011-2013. According to a statement released by the Chinese government, vehicles registered before 2005 that don’t meet cleaner emissions standards will be “phased out,” although it did not say how exactly.

There are approximately 240 million vehicles on the roads of China, and passenger cars account for half.

Source : driving.ca

China wants to remove dirty vehicles from the road

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