China encourages alternative fuel adoption to cut emissions

China plans to tighten control over pollutant emissions from new vehicles. A recently revised policy demands stricter emission limits to be gradually placed on carbon monoxide, total hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter produced by new vehicles, according to a Ministry of Environmental Protection statement.

To boost transition to low-emission mobility, authorities will encourage the research and development of vehicles using alternative fuels such as Autogas, natural gas, ethanol and biodiesel. The use of alternative fuel and new energy vehicles should be given preference in urban public transport, sanitation, postal and logistics sectors.

The ministry will make unified national emission standards for new vehicles, with local authorities encouraged to adopt the standards ahead of schedule. Priority of regulation will be put on heavy-duty diesel vehicles.

The ministry said China’s pollution control on vehicles should reach an internationally advanced level by 2020, with at least 95% of scrapped vehicles recycled. For more information, please check this link.

3 January 2018