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  1. Beijing pins hopes for lower emissions on diesel engines

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong in Tianjin Beijing plans to encourage the use of diesel engines to help vehicles meet Euro IV emission standards by early next year, according to the National Development ... for Beijing, which is determined to ensure that the city is able to meet Euro IV emission standards before the start of the Olympic Games in summer next year. Pressure is also building on carmakers ...

  2. New measures launched to clean up roadside air

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I diesel commercial vehicles with new ones. Pre-Euro vehicles fail to meet the most basic European Union emission standards. The new Euro IV models will cut emissions of respirable suspended particles by 74 per cent and of nitrogen oxides by 38 per cent. This would cut emissions by 18 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively. There are 74,000 vehicles eligible for the grant, with HK$3.2 ...

  3. Remote device may detect polluting cars

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... which emits an infrared beam to measure pollutant levels, is a mobile unit and can be deployed like a speed-detection camera. Vehicles found exceeding emission standards may have ... their emissions up to standard,' she told a forum reviewing air-quality objectives yesterday. 'We plan to use infrared devices to monitor the emissions of those cars fuelled by petrol ...

  4. Dealer sees big problem

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... company could find a model that matched the new emissions standard by the end of this year. Chong Got, managing director of Audi's distributor, Premium Motors, said Audi's factory in Europe would produce 20 diesel engine models this year meeting the Euro-V diesel emissions standard. However, they expected only one could meet the emissions standard of a Euro-V petrol car. ...

  5. Smog trap considered

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... emits an infrared beam to measure pollutant levels, is mobile and can be deployed like a speed-detection camera. Vehicles found exceeding emission standards may face inspection. The consultation ... to standard,' she told a forum yesterday. 'We plan to use infrared devices to monitor the emissions.' The new detection scheme for private petrol cars and LPG taxis is expected ...

  6. Drive to get fuel-efficient diesel cars back on roads

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... in vehicle emissions standards' last month. The new standard has led to some enthusiasm among the traders badly hit by the economic downturn as they expect diesel vehicles to be popular among ... said it is also prepared to accept diesel cars which meet or surpass Euro V emissions standards for petrol cars. The same applies to diesel cars which meet the Japanese emissions standard ...

  7. Cleaner, greener diesel cars back on the road

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... batch of Euro V diesel-engined cars, the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Quattro, had passed the government's stringent emissions standards and would be arriving in about a month. Motor traders began a global hunt for suitable diesel cars after the Environmental Protection Department introduced what it called 'improved flexibility in vehicle emissions standards' in January. Diesel ...

  8. New, greener ways of motoring

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of carbon dioxide emissions, which fuel climate change. It's convenient to have your own car, but if it doesn't live up to emission standards, it can be very damaging to the environment. ... of the electric factor, the SUV's emission and fuel consumption rates are equal to those of a standard four-cylinder five-seater. The Touareg can go as fast as 240km/h and get from zero to 100km/h ...

  9. Hi-tech sensors to catch dirty drivers

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... renewal. Cars that fail to meet the emissions standards have to be tested at certified Transport Department smoke-test centres after maintenance. But the two-year EPD trial, which started in 2004, ... with hi-tech pollution sensors installed across the city to gauge vehicles' emissions as they pass by and photograph those that do not measure up. The Environmental Protection Department has ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Future lies with fusion power

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... effectively cutting down carbon emissions, besides being the cheapest energy source. Based on data from the US Energy Information Agency, for the first five months of 2012, this year's emissions in the US are expected to decline by 14 per cent from their peak in 2007 because of the unprecedented switch from coal to natural gas. As a result, the US carbon emissions have dropped by 400 to 500 ...




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