More Measures Implemented to Encourage Use of New Energy Vehicles
To encourage the purchase and use of hybrid vehicles, Shenzhen officials are planning to implement fees for high emission vehicles as a part of their air quality measures. Officials will also be unveiling additional new policies such as fees for roadside parking.
Officials are also planning to use the National IV diesel oil and the switch in fuel use is said to reduce local air pollutants by 23,000 tons annually. And by 2015 the use of National V gasoline will be promoted to further reduce pollutants by an additional 59,000 tons a year. Thus improving air, water and environmental quality.
This July the city will also be adding more restrictions to yellow labeled vehicles that will fail to meet emission standards to 20 roads and by 2015 yellow labeled vehicles will be banned entirely. Auto spray systems will be installed on dump trucks to help reduce dust pollution at construction sites and road ways.
And to further encourage residents to practice low carbon commuting, the city will be promoting the use of 8,000 new energy buses and adding more bicycles lanes for residents to use.