Foreign Automakers Could Help China Deal with its Excessive Smog


Bloomberg - January 23, 2013

With toxic smog engulf­ing Bei­jing and much of the rest of the coun­try for weeks now, China is con­sid­er­ing tighter vehi­cle curbs and emis­sions stan­dards that match Europe’s. That could ben­e­fit Gen­eral Motors, Volk­swa­gen, and Hyundai in a mar­ket where sales are fore­cast to top 20 mil­lion units this year. Unlike most domes­tic automak­ers, over­seas com­pa­nies can pro­duce vehi­cles that com­ply with stricter global stan­dards for emissions.