Having stricter emission standards for cars in Taiwan, as it is seemingly planned, is surely a good thing. However the sentence about wanting to raise tax for SUVs is angering me once again. Well, I am a SUV driver. But my 2000 ccm front wheel drive SUV is practical on Taiwan's bumpy country roads. And it uses about 10 liters gas per 100 km and I drive it with about 110 or 120 km/h on the freeways. Now why am I the bad guy regarding pollution and not those countless drivers of really big imported sedans, S350 or so who speed at 150 km/h on the freeway (limit is 100 or 110 km/h) and who use 15 liters or more with their 3500 ccm engines? Not very logical the whole thing.
2000 ccm Nissan SUV from 2005 = bad for the environment
3500 ccm Benz sedan (oversized, 50% more weight than my car) from 1998 = good for the environment.