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Fuel Efficiency

Tougher fuel rules for car subsidy

Beijing has tightened the minimum fuel-efficiency requirements for small-engine passenger cars to qualify for a national 3,000-yuan (HK$3,662) purchase subsidy.

Saturday, 17 September, 2011, 12:00am

China to scrap tax on small cars in green push

The National People's Congress is to announce next week the scrapping of a 3 per cent tax on small cars and an increase to 25 per cent in duties on larger vehicles, according to sources.

This comes after the central government said in January that it would introduce a policy encouraging the development of fuel-efficient cars.

2 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

More speed needed in switch to hybrid cars

When it comes to protecting the environment, every effort counts. Although media attention has focused on how much the government could save in fuel costs by switching its fleet of petrol cars to hybrids powered by petrol and electricity, a more holistic view should be taken of how the change would benefit the environment.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

WEB PICKS

www.howstuffworks.com/fuel-cell.htm Covers the basics of fuel-cell technology, but is vague and complicated in places.

www.bmwworld.com/models/750hl.htm This BMW enthusiasts' website gives a basic introduction to the BMW 750hL.

4 Aug 2002 - 12:00am