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The congested metropolis of Beijing – which limits when vehicles can be driven – is creating an exemption for electric cars. As the massive capital of China, Beijing struggles with traffic jams and poor air quality. To curb both, in 2008 the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau began limiting when vehicles could be on the road, […]

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After a long period of deliberation and debate, on Wednesday China mandated strict fuel economy standards on its domestic automakers. The rules call for cutting average fuel consumption for passenger cars to 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers (about 34 mpg) by 2015 and to 5.0 liters (47 mpg) by 2020. This new barrier to entry, […]

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