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LNG trucks rev up as China puts brakes on diesel

Sales expected to hit record this year as the government steps up campaign against smog

Customers with their new LNG trucks at a heavy-duty truck shop in Hebei last month. Nationally, sales of LNG heavy trucks surged 540 per cent to nearly 39,000 in the first seven months of the year.

Yutian, China

ON a recent morning in Yutian, a dusty town bisected by the highway that connects Beijing to the sea, Su Meiquan strolled into a dealership packed with hulking trucks and prepared to drive off with a brand new rig.

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