Beijing – China will implement the State III emission standards on motorcycles as of July 1, 2008, according to a recent news report on motor.hc360.com.
Jointly released by the State Environmental Protection Administration and the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine last April, the new policy has set much tougher requirements on the emissions of motorcycles.
To follow this policy, new technologies have to be adopted in production, which would raise the cost by about ¥300 ($41) on each new motorcycle.
Starting from July 1, 2008, all the motorcycle makers, about 150 in total in China, must appy the new standards in production, and on July 1, 2009, all motorcycles on sale in the market must be the ones that comply with State III emission standard.
China produced and sold 25,446,862 and 25,467,973 motorcycles in 2007, up 16.02 and 17.07 percent compared with the previous year, according to CAAM statistics.