China: Largest Vehicle Testing Station

DEKRA, the world’s number one in vehicle testing, has opened its second testing station in China.

DEKRA has opened its second testing station in China. Photo: DEKRA

DEKRA has opened its second testing station in China. Photo: DEKRA

In addition to the Shenzhen location, DEKRA now operates its world’s largest vehicle testing station in Beijing. The station in the south-east of the Chinese capital has six test lanes for emissions testing and four for technical safety testing. One lane is specially designed for trucks and buses. DEKRA experts can theoretically test up to 400 vehicles a day – that’s 100,000 a year. The high number of vehicle inspections is possible because of the Chinese system: It designates vehicles to be inspected collaboratively and semi-automatically. This allows experts to examine significantly more vehicles in one test lane in the same amount of time than for example in Germany.

The Chinese system makes it possible to carry out many vehicle inspections in a short time. Photo: DEKRA. Photo: DEKRA

The Chinese system makes it possible to carry out many vehicle inspections in a short time. Photo: DEKRA.

A good 6.2 million vehicles drive on Beijing’s roads, of which a good 5.1 million are passenger cars. “In addition to the exchange of experience, such as with the annual DEKRA Road Safety Report, we are now making a significant direct contribution to road safety in China through vehicle testing,” says ­Clemens Klinke, Member of the Board of Management of DEKRA SE.

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