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China's Geely and Sweden's Volvo to join hands on vehicle research work

Geely is to build a research centre with Volvo Cars in Volvo's home country, Sweden, the first time a mainland carmaker has moved its research and development work overseas.

Thursday, 21 February, 2013, 6:07am

Vehicle owners can't shirk their responsibility in polluter-pays society

With the chief executive's policy address approaching, discussions abound that the government may take a "carrot and stick" approach to combat Hong Kong's notorious roadside pollution - by limiting the number of old commercial diesel vehicles allowed on our roads and subsidising the cost of replacement vehicles.

15 Jan 2013 - 3:41am 3 comments

Beijing car buyers may be forced to reserve parking spaces

Beijing residents might soon have to reserve a parking space before they can buy a car, the city’s traffic administration authorities said on Wednesday.

Beijing traffic official Pan Bo told a government website that obtaining a parking licence to purchase a vehicle “was a future trend”. A parking space would also have to be properly installed, he added.

31 Oct 2012 - 5:47pm 1 comment

Air pollution in Hong Kong from ships and vehicles gets worse

Roadside air quality and marine-related air pollution have worsened even though the city has achieved its overall clean-air targets under a joint scheme with Guangdong province.

11 Oct 2012 - 5:00am 6 comments

Mainland car sales up for third month

The mainland's car industry may have turned the corner with an increase in sales for the third straight month in May that could offset the slowdown in January and February.

Analysts, however, said a new round of tax cuts on Tuesday for energy-saving vehicles was unlikely to boost growth any further.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A U-turn on the road to the American dream

For the first time in over two decades, I am no longer a driver. Faced with spiking petrol prices and a prospective bill for much-needed repairs, I finally donated my Toyota Corolla to an organisation that takes care of orphans.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Cross-border cars will only worsen pollution

Early last year, officials said that the proposal to increase the first registration tax on private cars was aimed at tackling air pollution. Legislators who didn't initially support the idea had to be convinced that the financial burden on new car owners was a small price to pay for reducing the health burden of the community.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am