Council to Offer Free Air Quality Check for Vehicles
The Shenzhen Consumer Council announced that drivers can avail of the free air quality check of the insides of their cars. The check will be done in Beijing and the vehicles will be driven to Beijing by staff specially selected for the job.
The vehicle owners will get a 1,000 yuan subsidy to help cover expenses such as car rental or taxi fares while their cars are taken. The program was launched together with 22 consumer rights organizations in 21 cities to create a national standard for the air quality inside vehicles. The program was also intended to assess the interior quality of Chinese cars thus ensuring car makers to produce safe and standardized products.
Standards for interior air quality are the same as standards for indoor air quality in China. Although concerns were raised on unventilated and toxic air inside vehicles that are affecting people’s health. Previous checks made showed that 70 percent of local cars in Shenzhen operating in just six months had excessive amounts of toxins.
Currently China has no official check of car interior air quality, thus this led to the decision of holding a nationwide check to help reach a comprehensive understanding and to study the air quality found inside the country’s vehicles.