China develops car air quality regulationsJuly 10, 2020
New rules may regulate the air quality in the car.
Chinese authorities are considering introducing mandatory car air quality regulations to protect driver health. The innovation may affect costs towards an increase in automakers importing cars from markets without such rules.
The new air quality rules in automobiles at the world’s largest car market are likely to create a headache for suppliers of automotive interior parts, as they will need to further customize their products to meet new requirements.
In accordance with the negotiations held by officials from the environmental organization, new cars will have to be tested in the car after their doors are closed for several hours.
According to anonymous sources, regulators will check the level of pollutants, including formaldehyde and benzene. Note that the negotiations that are ongoing on this topic are not yet public.
Officials also want to check the levels of electromagnetic radiation, as electric vehicles and cars with internal combustion engines today use more electronic devices.
Some customers expressed concern about the radiation from these electronic devices, but an official representative of the China Automobile Manufacturers Association said last year that such radiation would not harm human health.
The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Ecology has not yet responded to a request for comment. Currently, China allows global brands to sell cars without local certification for automobile air quality standards.
In 2011, Chinese environmental and quality monitors published air quality guidelines for passenger vehicles, but stated that standards were only recommended, not mandatory. However, in recent years, China has been trying to implement its own vehicle certification standards.
In 2019, China accelerated the development of an independent, rigorous emission standard for gasoline vehicles after European emission standards have been used for many years, resulting in sales chaos.
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