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Chinese Cities Offer Subsidies for EV Purchases to Fight Pollution


Some of China's biggest cities will help buyers who decide to purchase electric vehicles, part of a strategy to encourage EV sales and deal with the pollution problem. Again, the smoggy skies covering China and the pollution suffocating the cities have been on the top of the agenda at this year's annual parliamentary session. Back in January, Premier Li Keqiang emphasized ...
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4,000 fined in Paris for driving cars with even-numbered plates
About 4,000 drivers were fined on Monday in the French capital of Paris, after local authorities enforced the most drastic traffic curbs in 20 years – as air pollution hit ...
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Paris, the city of love has banned half of the petrol and diesel cars on Monday, after pollution levels in the air have reached dangerous levels. According to the local administration, ...
GM, VW may benefit from China’s plan to impose stricter emissions standards
China is considering tighter vehicle curbs and emissions standards following toxic smog that has been affecting Beijing and much of the rest of the country for weeks now. The government's new ...
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Hard days are coming for motorists in the French capital, as the Paris mayor plans to ban classic cars, motorcycles and trucks from the city within two years. Socialist mayor Bertrand ...
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Iran plans to build electric vehicles with Chinese help – a move that will cut air pollution on large cities like Teheran, Press TV reported, citing Ali Mohammad Shaeri, the ...
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Last Friday, U.S. President Barack Obama announced new national fuel-economy standards for cars and light trucks. Today, president Obama will announce first of their kind fuel efficiency standards for trucks, large ...

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