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Overview of a new nationwide standard requiring that heavy-duty diesel engines for urban vehicles be tested over the World Harmonized Transient Cycle.
Details timelines, including comparison with corresponding vehicle emission standards, reviews recent key changes, and compares China’s standards with multiple international precedents.
Brief background to the agreement reached at the end of 2013, and summaries of key elements, the present situation, and expected effects.
Details recent changes in two existing subsidy programs, one aimed at promoting energy-efficient ICE and conventional hybrid vehicles, the other at so-called new-energy vehicles, especially battery electrics.
On November 14, the formal text for the WLTP was adopted. If confirmed by the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicles Regulations, the WLTP will be ready for implementation by individual countries.
Recent decrees by the French government require that providers of transport services in France calculate their CO2 emissions and report them to end users.
In February 2013, the ICAO’s environmental committee finalized a CO2 certification requirement to serve as the basis for a global efficiency standard for new aircraft.
Synopsis of the standard finalized June 21, regulating CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs.
Beijing's new local standards to prevent excess NOx emissions from HDVs operating at low-speed in urban conditions make the city the first region in the world to address this deficiency in the Euro IV and V standards.
Proposed amendments to regulations would permit more aerodynamic vehicle designs with improved energy efficiency and emissions behavior on European roads.