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  1. Driven to hate

    Posted Jul 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... make up about one in five of all new passenger vehicle sales. Part of their popularity lies in the fact that they attract a smaller import tax than other cars, making them a relatively good ... Research on accidents in the United States shows that the occupants of a normal passenger car are about seven times more likely to be killed if they are hit head-on by an SUV rather than a car ...

  2. 'Yellow-label' cars face ban from city in green drive

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing will phase out polluting vehicles known as 'yellow-label' cars over the next year in a bid to improve the capital's notoriously poor air quality. Beijing issues yellow labels to cars whose emission levels fail to meet Euro I standards and green labels to those that do. The city has around 357,000 yellow-label vehicles; most are heavy ...

  3. Authorities to regulate in-car pollutants

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... regulations were needed in the face of a rising number of disputes related to pollutants released by cars' interior fittings. Standards for exhaust emissions and vehicle noise exist, but standards for pollution from car interiors do not, making it difficult to settle disputes when they arise. The focus is on pollutants such as benzene, toluene and formaldehyde generated by plastic ...

  4. Get into MyCar for a cheap eco-friendly ride

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ed Joyce

    ... Ed Joyce MyCar is Hong Kong's first home-grown electric car thanks to a joint venture between Polytechnic University and EuAuto Technology. It is tiny, smaller in every dimension than ... a gradual gathering of momentum to beyond pedestrian speed. However, it soon becomes clear that in Hung Hom's busy streets, the MyCar is in its element. Anything faster would be unnecessary. ...

  5. Incentives for cleaner cars rejected

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expensive than conventional petrol cars. If the government provided more incentives, it could stimulate the market by attracting more car manufacturers to enter the market,' he said. 'As ... Cheung Chi-fai Tax breaks not needed as market for hybrid vehicles still in its infancy: minister Financial incentives are not needed to encourage private car owners to switch to hybrid ...

  6. Turnover surges 45pc for pipe manufacturer

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong-Kong-listed plastic pipes and pipe fittings manufacturer China Liansu Group Holdings announced that its turnover for the year ending December 31 was 7.71 billion yuan (HK$9.17 ... of 12 HK cents per share be paid out for the period. The company is the largest manufacturer of plastic pipes and pipe fittings on the mainland, producing more than 70 series and 7,000 ...

  7. Carmaker can be proud of 'Vorsprung durch Technik'

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concepts within the company. The appointment of Ferdinand Piech in 1974, initially as head of technical development, saw Audi transformed into a highly innovative car manufacturer. This period also ... quiet, convenient to operate and fast. The engine returns to idle speed while the driver is shifting gears. While most manufacturers' cars have grown heavier, Audi is setting the trend ...

  8. New-car tax fails to solve old car problem

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For a government with a reputation for tiptoeing around a problem rather than going straight for the jugular, the proposed increase in registration tax for new private cars does not come ... The measure may even worsen congestion- cars are a status symbol due to their high cost, so a bigger tax could make them more desirable. We already have a form of road pricing with fees to use ...

  9. Electric vehicles are China's imperative

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... manufacturers, such as Ford, GM and Toyota, all of which are, belatedly, introducing their own electric cars in North America. The success of BYD, in which world-famous investor Warren Buffet holds ... China does not usually attract much notice at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. But mainland carmaker BYD has caused quite a splash at the annual car show this week. ...

  10. Number plates fetch less as fuel prices rise

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... would rise 15 per cent this year to about 10 million vehicles. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said strong demand for passenger cars would support the growth in sales, even ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Prices at Shanghai's auction for car number plates fell this month from May's level, a sign that more expensive fuel may already be affecting ...




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