Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) implemented the fourth stage of its motor vehicle emission standards. This basically sets emission standards for new vehicles.
EPA Air Quality Protection and Noise Control director-general, Hsiao Hui-chuan, said,"The fourth stage of the regulations will see a heavy cut in greenhouse gas emissions from cars because it includes standards that are two-thirds stricter than the third stage in terms of hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions will be enforced."
Such legislation is always welcome and it would be even better if the authorities started pulling some of the older and very smokey cars and motorcycles off the roads.
See EPA mandates new auto requirements to raise air quality in today's Taipei Times.