Kwang Yang plans 15 ‘greener’ scooters

REDUCING POLLUTION: People buying fuel-powered scooters that meet Phase 7 emissions standards could receive up to NT$5,000 if they retire their old scooter

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 04, 2019
By: Lisa Wang  /  Staff reporter

Kwang Yang Motor Co (光陽工業), the nation’s largest manufacturer of gasoline-powered scooters,

Kwang Yang Motor Co chief executive officer Ko Chun-ping gestures at the launch of two new scooters, which meet Phase 7 emissions standards, in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

plans to defend its market position next year by rolling out 15 new gasoline-powered scooter models that meet the government’s Phase 7 emissions standards.

To cope with stringent emissions requirements, the company yesterday launched two scooters that it says produce 96 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than scooters that meet the Phase 6 emissions standards.

The older-generation scooters would be phased out, the company said.

The Kaohsiung-based company said that local scooter makers are gearing up to launch new low-emission models after the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in October introduced the new scooter emissions law to reduce air pollution, which is to go into effect next year, one year earlier than originally scheduled.

The EPA plans to subsidize purchases of fuel-powered scooters that meet the new emissions standards for two years, beginning next year.    [FULL  STORY]

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