Cap­i­tal bans pol­lut­ing heavy-duty ve­hi­cles

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Bei­jing started ban­ning heavy- duty diesel ve­hi­cles that can­not meet the fifth phase emis­sions stan­dard, be­com­ing the first Chi­nese city to fully adopt the na­tional stan­dard.

The move will cut emis­sions of pol­lu­tants, ac­cord­ing to Li Kun­sheng, a ve­hi­cle ex­haust ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cial with the Bei­jing En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Bureau.

From June 1, only heavy diesel ve­hi­cles that meet the stan­dard will be is­sued li­cense plates. Other types of gaso­line and diesel au­to­mo­biles have been sub­ject to the stan­dard for two years.

Ve­hi­cle emis­sions are the prime cause of air pol­lu­tion in Bei­jing.

The cap­i­tal city has about 220,000 heavy diesel ve­hi­cles, each weigh­ing at least 3.5 tons, ac­count­ing for 4 per­cent of all ve­hi­cles in the cap­i­tal. How­ever, they ac­count for 50 per­cent of all ve­hi­cle emis­sions of ni­tro­gen ox­ides and 90 per­cent of par­ti­cles.

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