Chinese Govt. Plans to Take 6 Million Polluting Vehicles Off the Road

In its latest measures to take against the nuclear winter, the Government of China is calling six million older, polluting vehicles off the road by the end of 2014.

The LED screen shows the rising sun on the Tiananmen Square which is masked with heavy smog in Beijing, China.

The LED screen shows the rising sun on the Tiananmen Square which is masked with heavy smog in Beijing, China.

In a Cabinet statement issued a week ago, the plan also calls for filling stations in Beijing, Shanghai and other urban cities to switch to selling only the cleanest evaluations of petrol and diesel.  The order comes after China neglected to meet the official pollution-reduction goals for 2011-13. The statement said vehicles enrolled before 2005 that don’t need cleaner emissions standards would be ‘phased out’. However, it didn’t say how. It also went on to phrasing China’s environmental struggle as “extremely grim”.

The huge urban areas are covered in eye-burning smog. China has some of the world’s strictest emission standards, yet authorities  have shunned upholding them up to this point to abstain from compelling older, pollution belching trucks off the street and harming SMEs.

The latest announcement hints that Chinese authorities have settled that conflict in the side of ecological protection after reports on the wellbeing and economic expenses of pollution.

Arrangements call for resigning five million older, polluting vehicles in Beijing, the nearby port of Tianjin around Shanghai, and around the southern business location of Guangzhou, as indicated by the announcement.  The announcement gave further information on the staying one million vehicles to be taken off the street.  China has about 240 million vehicles; about a large portion of them are passenger cars, according to the stats by the Ministry of Public Security.

It also has the world’s largest car market by number of vehicles sold. Sales climbed 15.7 for every cent a year ago to 17.9 million vehicles. Taxi fleets and public buses in urban communities have been obliged to switch to cleaner-smoldering natural gas or battery power. The Government is currently promoting electric car manufacturing industry.

Beijing, Shanghai and other vast urban communities have imposed checks on new vehicles trying to diminish smog and traffic congestion.

Avatar
Christy Gren
Christy Gren is an Industry Specialist Reporter at Industry Leaders Magazine she enjoys writing about Unicorns, Silicon Valley, Startups, Business Leaders and Innovators. Her articles provide an insight about the Power Players in the field of Technology, Auto, Manufacturing, and F&B.

Recent Posts

M&As to leverage AI and deep learning post-Covid

M&As to leverage AI and deep learning post-Covid

In a post-COVID-19 world, the role of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) will be redefined. Companies striving to defend their existing markets and accelerate recovery are looking
8 hours ago
Ryanair posts 1 billion euro annual loss

Ryanair posts 1 billion euro annual loss

Europe’s largest budget airline Ryanair Holdings Plc. has reported a better-than-expected annual post-tax loss of €815m as passenger numbers slumped by 81% to just 27.5 million
11 hours ago
IRS and Justice Department investigating crypto exchange Binance

IRS and Justice Department investigating crypto exchange Binance

The US authorities are concerned that cryptocurrencies are being used for illegal transactions, especially on the dark web. Another concern is that Americans who have made fortunes
15 hours ago
Hyundai commits $7.4 billion in US investment by 2025

Hyundai commits $7.4 billion in US investment by 2025

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co., announced on Thursday it will soon start manufacturing electric vehicles in the United States. The automaker plans to produce EVs, upgrade produc
3 days ago
US inflation report of 4.2 percent raises concerns

US inflation report of 4.2 percent raises concerns

The US reported the highest inflation recorded in the last dozen years at 4.2 percent in April, riding on government stimulus packages, improved energy prices, better spending and
4 days ago
Aon – Willis asset disposal aims to ease approval of $30 billion merger

Aon – Willis asset disposal aims to ease approval of $30 billion merger

Aon Plc and Willis Towers Watson have agreed to sell $3.6 billion worth of assets to rival Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in a bid to appease European competition regulators over th
5 days ago