China aims for cleaner air with car fuel standards

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BEIJING, Oct 28 (Reuters) - China issued fuel efficiency standards for cars on Thursday, the Xinhua news agency reported, as the country grapples with energy shortages and seeks to improve air quality in time for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The standards will take effect from next July, when passenger vehicles will be required to meet the current average level of Chinese-made cars. From 2008, fuel consumption must drop a further 10 percent. Xinhua did not reveal what the average ...

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