Diesel Engine

Rugged off-roader is cool to drive

In its 31-year history, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has won the Paris-Dakar Rally, is used as the Popemobile and is a multipurpose cross-terrain vehicle employed by many modern armies.

Friday, 28 May, 2010, 12:00am

Nobody's fuel

The Wurzburg Residence was designed in 1720, commissioned in 1744 and added to Unesco's World Heritage List in 1981. This masterpiece in south German baroque is a delight in the clear morning sun as we pit stop from the autobahn drive in Audi's new A3 Sportback.

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

LPG taxis are cleaner, insists government

LPG-powered taxis are more environmentally friendly than diesel ones provided they are maintained regularly, the government said yesterday.

The comments came after a study found taxis running on the gas could be four times as polluting as those running on diesel. The government admitted not all taxis were well maintained.

6 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


We must curb our fear in fight for democracy

I am writing in response to the article by Stephen Vines ('Anti-democracy echoes', September 29).

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


Little big cars

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Good technology hardly a prerequisite to list on GEM

'The original intention of the GEM [Growth Enterprise Market] was to allow newly set up companies with good technology and business potential to raise funds. However, some companies have performed poorly ...'

Lily Chiang Lai-lei,


HK General Chamber of Commerce

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


AND ON WE GO. Why, you may ask, make so much fuss about little Eco-Tek Holding's particulate trap for light diesel engines? It represents only a HK$50 million Government programme, mere pocket money.

25 Jan 2002 - 12:00am


YOU MAY HAVE noticed an angry letter to the editor yesterday from Director of Environmental Protection Robert Law ('Suggestions of sinister dealings are completely groundless'), saying I had it all wrong in doubts I earlier cast on how a tender for particulate matter traps on light diesel engines was conducted.

23 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Start-up delay causes huge write-off at China Yuchai

China Yuchai International, a New York-listed arm of Singapore's Hong Leong group, is facing a write-down of 438 million yuan (about HK$407.34 million) after suffering problems trying to start up a heavy-duty engine production line in Guangxi province.

28 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Taxis, buses seek tax perks for fuel change or 'customers to pay'

Commuters may have to pay the cost of cleaner fuel for buses and taxis unless massive tax perks are given, operators say.

The taxi industry and the Hong Kong Automobile Association say hefty conversion costs could turn vehicle owners away from environmentally friendly liquefied petroleum gas unless tax incentives were offered, as in Britain.

31 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Taxi paraffin ploy in bid to pass road tests

TAXI owners are risking engine damage by filling their tanks with paraffin to pass exhaust tests.

Many are adding the cleaner-burning fuel to diesel as a radical new method of escaping prosecution and keeping their vehicles on the road.

25 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Changchai plans B-share sale to cash in on farm growth

Changchai Co, which makes diesel engines for tractors, is planning a B-share sale to capitalise on the development of agriculture on the mainland.

'Agriculture development is the long-term policy of China, and the development of agricultural machinery should in no way fall behind,' chairman Shen Tieping said yesterday.

10 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Diesel partner proposes cost controls to trim losses

Shanghai Diesel Engine's 45 per cent owned joint venture with Caterpillar of the United States made losses of 31.7 million yuan (about HK$29.42 million) last year, analysts were told yesterday.

Analysts said after a meeting with the company's management it appeared the two partners were divided on how the business should be run.

22 May 1996 - 12:00am

Two-thirds oppose diesel engine conversion plan

Controversial plans to convert diesel-fuelled vehicles so they burn petrol instead have suffered a setback.

More than two-thirds of 1,300 submissions to a Government consultation exercise opposed the scheme.

They included a group of 1,250 identical letters against the proposal which were treated as a single letter.

16 May 1996 - 12:00am

Engine maker to upgrade

Shanghai Diesel Engine Co, a leading maker of diesel engines, says it plans to invest 248.5 million yuan (about HK$231.9 million) to upgrade its facilities and products.

The company said yesterday it would establish a boiler room and upgrade its new model D-114 series diesel engines. Shanghai Diesel reported a 13 per cent decline in earnings last year.

16 May 1996 - 12:00am