Keywords: fuel quality, new vehicles, in-use vehicles, incentives, emission standards, road infrastructure, transport policy, vehicle emissions, air pollution, pollution control, Beijing, China, fuel quality, exhaust control, emission control, vehicle replacement, regulations, vehicle technology
Strategies for controlling pollution from vehicular emissions in Beijing
Beijing is one of the most polluted cities in the world, which is caused by surprising vehicular growth in the past decade. This paper describes the severe situation of vehicular emission pollution in Beijing, and discusses the following strategies for mitigation: improving fuel quality, controlling the exhaust from new vehicles, controlling the emissions from vehicles in use through, e.g., inspection/maintenance (I/M), renovating in-use vehicles, scrapping of old vehicles, incentives to encourage replacement of vehicles still in their service life and road infrastructure and traffic policies. The paper concludes that the abatement of vehicular pollution requires an integrated approach, with the combined use of transport policies, the enforcement of vehicle-related regulations and improvements of vehicle technology.