Environment & Energy Report

China Delays Auto Air Rule Following Sales Drop in Pandemic

May 21, 2020, 5:21 PM

China’s latest air pollution standards for new light-duty passenger vehicles will go into effect six months later than planned in much of the country to give companies time to sell accumulated stock after sales plunged in the coronavirus shutdown.

The start of what’s known as China VI emissions standards was to have been July 1, but now will be Jan. 1, 2021, in Fujian, Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Ningxia, Qinghai, Tibet, Xinjiang and Yunnan, as well as in areas of Shanxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, and Inner Mongolia that haven’t already implemented China VI standards, the State...

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