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Want to continue to drive in Paris? You’ll need a new vehicle starting this summer, when the French city begins restricting older vehicles from its heart.

Autocar reports buses and trucks registered prior to October 2001 will all be barred from entering the city center starting this summer; cars registered before January 1997 will be prohibited in 2016. The restrictions will roll forward through 2020, when cars registered after 2011 and motorcycles registered after this July will be the only ones allowed within.

The upcoming restrictions, as well as the nation’s own changing view on diesel, could prompt owners to ditch their older, less green vehicles for cleaner solutions like EVs and turbo-powered models, especially those made by French automakers. Incentives, such as paying €10,000 ($11,420 USD) to make the switch, would further encourage such moves.

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Washington State Looking To Encourage EV Adoption Via Legislation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/washington-state-looking-encourage-ev-adoption-via-legislation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/washington-state-looking-encourage-ev-adoption-via-legislation/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=994898 Legislators in the state of Washington have a slate of bills in mind that would encourage more EV adoption in order to help reduce air pollution. Autoblog reports one bill would create a “statewide electric vehicle infrastructure bank” that would be used to fund new charging stations throughout Washington. The bank would be funded via […]

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Legislators in the state of Washington have a slate of bills in mind that would encourage more EV adoption in order to help reduce air pollution.

Autoblog reports one bill would create a “statewide electric vehicle infrastructure bank” that would be used to fund new charging stations throughout Washington. The bank would be funded via a $100 annual fee for EV registrations, as well as a change to sales-tax exemptions for such vehicles via a bill that would renew them through July 2021. The exemption would cover the first $45,000 of an EV’s purchase price, so those buying a Nissan Leaf or a Chevrolet Bolt would be just fine, while those buying a Tesla Model S or X would pay the sales tax.

Other bills in the running include a requirement of all cities in Snohomish, King, Pierce and Thurston counties to allow charging stations in nearly all land zoning categories; incentive programs for builders to add such stations to their projects; and utility compliance credits for those who buy new EV chargers.

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China To Scrap 5.33M Non-Compliant Vehicles In 2014 To Improve Air Quality http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/china-to-scrap-5-33m-non-compliant-vehicles-in-2014-to-improve-air-quality/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/china-to-scrap-5-33m-non-compliant-vehicles-in-2014-to-improve-air-quality/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 10:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=833953 In its ongoing effort to clear the air in its major cities, the Chinese government has plans to throw 5.33 million non-compliant vehicles into the crusher by the end of 2014. Reuters reports the vehicles targeted are those in possession of yellow label stickers. The marked vehicles are restricted in where they can travel due […]

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In its ongoing effort to clear the air in its major cities, the Chinese government has plans to throw 5.33 million non-compliant vehicles into the crusher by the end of 2014.

Reuters reports the vehicles targeted are those in possession of yellow label stickers. The marked vehicles are restricted in where they can travel due to their failure to meet current fuel standards. In Beijing, 330,000 such vehicles are still on the road, while the surrounding province of Hebei — which holds seven of China’s most smoggy cities — will have 660,000 yellow label vehicles to scrap.

Though previous compliance programs offered those who volunteered to scrap their cars between $400 and $2,300 in subsidies, none have covered yellow label vehicles as far as compensation is concerned, and no word has been given on how owners of said vehicles will be compensated, if at all. Officials also state enforcement of the rules is lacking at best, and owners have found ways to go around the restrictions.

The new policy also includes plans to close coal-fired heating systems, as well as installation of anti-pollution equipment at power plants, steel mills and cement factories.

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China Complains About Bad Air – In German Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/china-complains-about-bad-air-in-german-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/china-complains-about-bad-air-in-german-cars/#comments Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:36:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482247 Chinese state TV claims that the air in German cars is dangerous to people’s health. In a report, the station said that insulating materials used in cars made by Audi, BMW and Daimler create noxious odors, Der Spiegel reports. Not true, say Audi, BMW and Daimler, and that their plastics meet international standards. Commenters of […]

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Chinese state TV claims that the air in German cars is dangerous to people’s health. In a report, the station said that insulating materials used in cars made by Audi, BMW and Daimler create noxious odors, Der Spiegel reports.

Not true, say Audi, BMW and Daimler, and that their plastics meet international standards.

Commenters of the Spiegel story were quick to blame user error: “Instead  of filtered recirculation, the complaining Chinese probably switched to external air. In China, this can quickly lead to a very bad smell inside of the car.”

Carmakers don’t think it’s funny and do not take these accusations lightly. Two week ago, the station said Volkswagen had used faulty transmissions. Volkswagen recalled 400,000 cars only days later.

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