27 May '14, 4pm

China is Taking Over 5 Million Old Cars off the Roads to Reduce Pollution

China is Taking Over 5 Million Old Cars off the Roads to Reduce Pollution

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has stated that 7.8 percent of the country’s cars are substandard on emissions control: exhaust fumes are estimated to cause over 31 percent of Beijing’s air pollution, for example. The revised plan notes, “Strengthening control on vehicle emissions will be a major agenda item for the country’s energy savings, emissions reductions, and low-carbon development during the next two years.” Air pollution is worse in the northern parts of the country and 20 percent of vehicles to be targeted will come from those regions. An estimated 330,000 cars will also be removed from Beijing streets, and another 160,000 will come from Shanghai.

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