INDIA – CHINA – Truck manufacturers have never had to struggle to explain the rising costs of a new rig. One must have some sympathy now however as noxious emission levels continue to fall as legislation to prevent vehicle pollution starts to bite across the world. There is often a perception in the West that many Asian countries are dragging their feet over emission standards. Simple facts prove this not to be the case. With lobbying and discussion groups such as the Clean Air for Asian Cities movement this year sees China adopting the stringent Euro Stage IV vehicle emission standard across the country after introducing it into Beijing in January 2008 in preparation for the Olympics that August.