- "Since 2000, sales of heavy-duty trucks have risen sixfold while car sales have risen eightfold."
- "The 10 million trucks on Chinese roads, more than a quarter of all vehicles in this country, are a major reason that China accounts for half the world’s annual increase in oil consumption."
- "Sales of large freight trucks in China outpace those in the United States by a wide margin."
- "Trucks here burn diesel fuel contaminated with more than 130 times the pollution-causing sulfur that the United States allows in most diesel. While car sales in China are now growing even faster than truck sales, trucks are by far the largest source of street-level pollution."
- "Trucks in the United States, which has the stiffest diesel emissions standards in the world, typically cost at least twice as much as a Euro 3 truck of similar power in China, partly because of higher labor costs, but also because their engines emit less pollution."
Part of a NYT series. But eight times as many new cars being added as six years ago... that's an amazing growth to integrate. I think they'll make it, but that's a lot of people doing a lot of learning very quickly.