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China to establish national standards for testing air pollutants inside vehicles

BEIJING – China's State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) has now delivered a proposal document: Methods on Testing Air Pollutants Inside Motor Vehicles to solicit comments and opinions from relevant government and non-government bodies. These include the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), local environmental protection bureaus, environment monitoring centers and

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New Chang’an-Ford-Mazda engine plant begins production

NANJING, Jiangsu - Chang'an-Ford-Mazda Engine Co., Ltd. (CFME) officially began production on April 26 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. The first product is the BZ series engine. CFME, the 50:25:25 joint venture between Chang'an Automobile Group, Ford and Mazda, is now one of the largest and most modern engine assembly plants in China. The $312.5-million plant's 350,000-unit annual

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China’s major vehicle exports from 2001 to 2006

China’s major vehicle exports 2001-2006Country200120022003200420052006TotalAlgeria 1,1754,15411,26318,99120,20155,784America 19,09541,931   61,026Angola    2,3186,9669,284Bangladesh10,447     10,447Belgium    7,76618,14725,913Burma4,101     4,101Cuba    777 777Cyprus231     231Djibouti25     25Egypt     5,7615,761Hong Kong1,8031,3381,5951,1881,577 7,501India397     397Iran     3,46210,60614,068Iraq     13,61813,618Italy     7,0137,013Japan4,984     4,984Kazakhstan   2,4523,2565,70311,411Libya 2,0869,579  11,17422,839Malaysia     13,19913,199Mongolia245     245North Korea1,8899991,524   4,412Pakistan 1311,954   2,085Philippines2321,0341,040   2,306Russia    8,61938,05146,670Saudi Arabia   8723,395 4,267South Africa     5,8235,823Sudan 8185291,1262,738 5,211Syria 7093,98218,67330,94051,662105,966UAE   1,8353,2775,56110,673Ukraine   1,3996,07310,08017,552Vietnam 5033,4265,1569,80714,64133,533Approximate annual totals24,35427,88869,71443,964102,996238,206507,122 

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Future solutions for electric vehicles

Energy resources and increasing pollution are probably the two greatest problems that need to be solved in the future development of vehicles in China. To my mind, the best solution may lie in the popularization of electric vehicles, and here is my vision in developing a car powered by electricity

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Audi A6L production passes the 100,000-unit mark

CHANGCHUN, Jilin – FAW-Volkswagen Automobile produced its 100,000th Audi A6L at its lead assembly facility in Changchun, Jilin Province, on April 2. "The production of the 100,000th Audi A6L represents success for FAW-Volkswage's local R&D, production and marketing capability," said An Tiecheng, FAW-Volkswagen President. As a pioneering high-end C-segment model, the plant A6L makes use of advanced

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Private owership continues to grow in China

The privately-owned motor vehicle parc in China jumped to almost 31 million units by the end of March 2007, accounting for around 60 percent of all 51.8 million motor vehicles in the country, according to xinhua.net. (In this article, the term 'motor vehicles' refers to all types of road-going vehicle but excludes motorcycles and articulated trucks). China's total

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