Stan­dards pro­posed to reg­u­late e-tri­cy­cles

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China’s boom in e-com­merce has led to a mas­sive growth in the use of elec­tric freight tri­cy­cles to de­liver pack­ages, and now a draft of a com­pul­sory tech­ni­cal stan­dard has been re­leased for pub­lic re­view.

The draft lays out the stan­dard for size of the de­liv­ery tri­cy­cles and the lim­i­ta­tion on their speed and car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity, ac­cord­ing to State Post Bureau.

In 2015, the in­come from ex­press de­liv­ery reached 276 bil­lion yuan ($42.7 bil­lion), a 35 per­cent rise, and the busi­ness vol­ume reached 20.6 bil­lion pieces, a 48 per­cent in­crease, from the pre­vi­ous year. About 110 mil­lion de­liv­er­ies were un­der­taken daily.

As most of the couri­ers use elec­tric freight tri­cy­cles to de­liver pack­ages, the in­crease in the num­ber of e-tri­cy­cles has posed a threat to road safety.

XINHUA

Two farm­ers till the ground with the help of an oxen-drawn plow dur­ing apri­cot flow­er­ing sea­son, a busy farm­ing time for Ta­jiks liv­ing on the Pamir Plateau in Xin­jiang.

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