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Beijing to apply Level V emissions standard for its motor vehicles in 2012

Xinhua. Beijing will apply the stricter V (based on Euro 5) emission standard for its 5 million motor vehicles in 2012, according to Zhang Lijun, vice minister of environmental protection.

The number of motor vehicles on Beijing’s roads more than quadrupled from 1 million in 1997 to 4.76 million at the end of 2010, leading to widespread congestion and hampering the city’s environmental protection. Research has shown that more than three quarters of total air pollution comes from vehicle carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions in large cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Beijing municipal government raised vehicle emission standards four times from standard I in 1999 to Standard IV in 2008. With each raise, pollutant amount from a singe vehicle dropped by 30 to 50 percent.



Gee Whiz, "Phase V" is about equal to US emissions levels circa 1979. What Great progress !?!

At that rate the Chinese will have comprehensive toxic, Air Emission regulations equivalent to what we have had in the USA for the last decade or more, in about.... 2200 AD.

Isn't it wonderful that a socialist government doesn't have corruption and greedy capitalists to impede installing adequate air quality regulation. Unlike America, it isn't like they don't know how to do it.

We Americans were forced to figure out how, and developed the technology on a crash basis, which contributed to bankrupting our domestic automakers doing so.

We have done so on the millions of cars and trucks we produce, that the Chinese can freely copy, since our government insists our automakers license the very costly developed technology, essentially for free, to any other European or Asians manufacturer.

Unlike America, the marxist Utopias have no such greedy people or technological limits and defects.

Or so say the Marxist eco-loons of the phony green leadership, of many environmental movement organizations, like WWF and Greenpeace.


ExDemo, you don't help your case by using phrases like 'Marxist eco-loons' and 'phony green leadership'. And as a (pinko-commie) European, thank you for sharing your air quality technology with us :)


When Jeep first went in to build a factory in China, they did not care about pollution controls. Now that they have had the Olympics and the world has seen the lack of air quality, they are starting to consider controls that we have had for decades. Better late than never.


We are not all what we claim we are. US/Canada/Australia are still the industrial world leaders in per capita GHG, at 4+ times China's and 10+ times India's and 2+ times EU.

China may not catch up with our per capita GHG level much before 2040/2050. By that time, electrified vehicles and clean energy production will be common place and the world may have learn how to deal with increasing GHG.

jos carlos

This is for exDemo
People like you "ignorant" must not have place to comment here, because you don`t know euro V rules.Secondly, don`t put european people on the same bag with chinese.
You must know that nº1 auto technology in the world is european. MERCEDES, BMW, AUDI, FERRARI, ASTON MARTIN, ROLLS ROYCE....etc, nothing comparable to your GM or old FORD

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