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Chinese Car News | CCTMarch 13, 20076:58 am

We hope so A Toyota Prius costs a small fortune in the middle kingdom!

The Chinese government will frame regulations on the production of autos fuelled by alternative energies to encourage research and produce of environmentally-friendly green vehicles.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) published on its website on Wednesday a draft regulation on managing the production of alternative energy vehicles and called for suggestions and comments.

The term alternative energy vehicles refers to hybrid-electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles (including vehicles on solar energy), fuel cell electric vehicles, etc.

The draft regulation defines three levels of alternative energy auto technology.

Prototypes will only be allowed to operate in approved areas, and more sophisticated products will be allowed to be produced in batches for sale in approved areas.

Only the most sophisticated products will enjoy the same production, sale, and use status as regular autos, the draft states.

Firms need to obtain permission from the NDRC before beginning production, and the NDRC will have its say in determining the level of sophistication of the alternative energy technologies used, according to the draft.

Conventional auto fuels commonly used in China are gasoline, diesel oil, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), ethanol gas, and dimethyl ether (DME).

Source: China Daily


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  1. dragin says:March 13, 2007 at 7:57 am

    My suggestion to the NDRC would be, wu wei. Or in English, get out of the way and leave the creative forces of the free market plenty of room to develop alternative energy vehicles of many types. Its in the interest of a would-be green China to do so.
    Instead they should expend their regulation powers on seeing to the proper disposal of the ten hazardous wastes that each new vehicle sold will eventually emit in its life cycle. Were talking here about motor oil, ethylene glycol, refrigerants, brake fluid, etc.. Even as I write, many of these are flowing into the rivers and drinking water sources.


  2. chriswaugh_bj says:March 14, 2007 at 1:01 am

    Ethanol and dimethyl ether are commonly used conventional fuels in China? Really?


  3. Ashley says:March 14, 2007 at 1:46 am

    I know that gasoline, diesel, and LPG are in active widespread use.

    The others, I honestly couldnt tell you.


  4. Mason Adams says:May 1, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Every government should focus more on Alternative Energy so as not to be too dependent on Oil and avoid air pollution as well.`;`


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