China to Tighten Subsidies on Energy-Saving Cars, Official Says

China will tighten rules on subsidies for energy-saving vehicles made by local automakers, according to a government official. Cars will qualify for a subsidy if they have an average fuel consumption of 6.3 liters of gasoline or lower per 100 kilometers, Xiang Dihai, a director at the department of Economic Construction at the Ministry of Finance, said in an interview today in Tianjin. The current threshhold is 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers.

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