28 May '14, 1pm

China To Ban 6 Million Gross Polluters From Roads In Smog Fight

China To Ban 6 Million Gross Polluters From Roads In Smog Fight

By Stephen Edelstein 510 views May 28, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter courtesy Bentley Enlarge Photo More-efficient new vehicles and stricter emissions standards can help reduce air pollution, but the effect is limited if older, dirtier cars remain on the road in large numbers. Now, the Chinese government plans to take 6 million of the country's worst-polluting vehicles off the road this year , the Associated Press reports. The order--which also requires gas stations to sell only the cleanest grades of gasoline and diesel--will "phase out" vehicles from before the 2005 model year that do not meet stricter emissions standards. The plan calls for the removal of 5 million older vehicles in Beijing, the nearby port of Tianjin, the Yangtze River delta, around Shanghai, and the Pearl River delta, around Guangzhou. Officials did not say where the remaining 1...

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