China transfers utility vehicles and taxis from gasoline to alcohol

China transfers utility vehicles and taxis from gasoline to alcohol

March 25, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The relevant initiative, with the help of which the local authorities are going to reduce the environmental damage, was supported by several leading departments of the country.

In China, a campaign was launched to translate government vehicles, taxis and vans from gasoline to methyl alcohol. An environmental initiative aimed at improving air quality has already been documented. The corresponding document on the support of the use of methyl alcohol for refueling machines was issued immediately by eight government departments. Innovation will affect areas that are richest in raw materials for methanol production. First of all, these are four Chinese provinces of Shanxi, Shaanxi, Guizhou and Gansu.

So, already this year, on the roads of the city of Xi’an (the administrative center of Shaanxi Province) there will be about 10,000 cars on methanol. In the capital of Guizhou Province, Guiyang, there will be a little less of these cars — about seven thousand.

At present, only 6.6 thousand units of transport operate on methanol in China. The increase in the number of such machines is a decisive step in the struggle for clean air. Recall, at present, China accounts for over half of the global market for machines using alternative energy sources.