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China’s Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Vehicles: Rationale, Policy Process, and Impacts

Sources:

Harvard University

Date:

1 March 2009

This paper reviews the policymaking background of the Chinese fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles; assesses the various aspects of the standard’s impacts; examines the prospect of tightening the standards; and summarizes the complimentary policies that the Chinese government has adopted and contemplated for further promoting efficient vehicles and reducing gasoline consumption.