Car Emission Standards

Beijing to toughen car emission standards by 2017 to cut pollution

Date of Release: 
Nov 27 2015

Beijing plans to ramp up its already tough car emission standards by 2017 in a bid by one of the world's most polluted cities to improve its often hazardous air quality.

Beijing's environment protection bureau, in a document published late on Thursday, said the new standards would be the toughest in the world, and more stringent than the current standards which are equivalent of those used in Europe.

The document did not specify any enforcement measures, but said the standards would cut by as much as half emissions from light gasoline-powered vehicles and heavy diesel-fuelled vehicles.

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