The city of Beijing has been generating the kinds of headlines that cities usually want no part of. Ahead of the Olympic games, many athletes have been publicly deriding the city's air quality, and rightly so. According to the World Health Organization, the current air pollution in Beijing is at least two to three times higher than levels deemed safe. City officials have been doing what they can with the limited resources and time that is available to them, but Detroit News writer John McCormick
Chinese hybrids are going to make a big splash at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Chery won the contract to provide fifty of the eighty cars in the official traffic service, and all will be hybrids. Dubbed "Olympics Green Messengers," the hybrids include forty Chery BSGs and ten Chery ISGs, which are based on the Chery A5 sedan (pictured).