Qingdao plans to renovate 1,208 public buses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions next year creating an environment-friendly coastal city, according to Song Chunkang, director of the local Environmental Protection Agency.
Such buses are expected to be transformed into the low-carbon emission models through technological innovation, with a total investment of over 500 million yuan by the local government, Song said.
The energy-efficient vehicles are designed to be driven either by the natural gas or low emission diesel, with three categories of 8.5, 10.5 and 11.6 meter in length, featuring low floor boards, large open doors, high capacity and low emissions. They will put into use by November next year.
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By Wang Xiantao (China Daily Shandong Bureau)