Published on January 1st, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


China Ends Production of 553 Vehicles Starting Today

China will end the production of 553 passenger-car models that does not meet fuel-consumption limits amid efforts by the nation to curb pollution.

The halt in production will begin today, January 1st, the China Vehicle Technology Service Center said in a statement last week Thursday. Models include FAW VW’s Audi FV7145LCDBG sedan, Beijing Benz’s Benz BJ7302ETAL2 sedan and Shanghai GM’s Chevrolet SGM7161DAA2 sedan.

China has been cracking down on chronic pollution in the past year through measures including curbs to steel supply, restricting coal usage, and a plan to phase out vehicles powered by fossil fuels. The latest announcement marks the first time China has come up with an official list of offending vehicles and there’ll be more to come, said Wang Liusheng, a Shanghai-based analyst at China Merchants Securities Co.

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