×
×
Policy & Regulation

China’s strict emission rules drive boom in LNG truck sales

Sales quadrupled in the first half of 2019 thanks to the early adoption of world-leading emissions legislation for vehicles Sales quadrupled in the first half of 2019 thanks to the early adoption of world-leading emissions legislation for vehicles.
By Colin Shek 26 September 2019 Asia Pacific / Gas for Transport 0 34626
An LNG filling station in China. (Jovo)

Sales of large LNG-fuelled trucks in China have surged to unprecedented levels in recent months after parts of the world’s largest auto market introduced new tailpipe emission standards a year earlier than the national start date of 2020 in an effort to cut air pollution.

Sales of LNG-fuelled heavy-duty trucks (HDTs) peaked at a monthly record of 39,000 in June and amounted to 85,000 for H1 2019 – up by more than fourfold from 21,000 in H1 2018, according to commercial vehicle consultancy...