With demand for environmentally friendly cars increasing in Việt Nam, local automakers and traders are going green to win market share. Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Heavy Industry Department Trương Thanh Hoài said the Government and the ministry encouraged automakers and traders to produce and sell environmentally friendly vehicles. “This orientation has been manifested in the Government’s strategy and planning for the automobile industry’s development and other policies. ‘Green’ production and consumption are the trend of the future and indispensable in Việt Nam,” Hoài said. According to the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, environmental pollution has become more serious in urban areas because of vehicles, which cause pollution containing carbon dioxide, lead and nitrogen oxide.