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Synopsis of new fuel-efficiency standards for diesel-powered trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight of 12 tonnes or more that will go into effect beginning 1 April 2018.

In September, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the first national standard for portable emission measurement system (PEMS) testing of heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). This regulation is a supplement to all existing requirements under the China V standard, and it requires additional on-road PEMS testing for new and in-use China V HDVs.

Summarizes provisions of the first national-level remote sensing regulation adopted by China for diesel vehicles.

2014.08.12

Overview of the standards that take effect for type approval of new motorcycles in April 2016, and for all motorcycles in April 2017. The standards tighten HC+NOX limits by 23%–60%, and adopt the Worldwide Harmonized Motorcycle Test Cycle as the mandatory test cycle.

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2014.07.30

Overview of the political agreement reached by the council in June on the draft of a directive that would amend the fuel quality and renewable energy directives.

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2014.06.20

Summarizes the main elements of the proposed implementation rule for the China Phase 3 new passenger car fuel consumption standard (GB 27999-2011), and provides an unofficial translation.

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2014.06.16

Summary overview of major aspects and provisions of the regulation.

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2014.03.11

Provides an overview of the requirements of the final rule, discusses the handful of significant changes from the 2013 proposed rule, and summarizes the overall impacts.

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2014.03.05

Overview of the major aspects and provisions of the proposed regulation, with comparison to the global context.

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2014.02.03

Overview of a new nationwide standard requiring that heavy-duty diesel engines for urban vehicles be tested over the World Harmonized Transient Cycle.

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2014.01.17

Details timelines, including comparison with corresponding vehicle emission standards, reviews recent key changes, and compares China’s standards with multiple international precedents.

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2014.01.17

Brief background to the agreement reached at the end of 2013, and summaries of key elements, the present situation, and expected effects.

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2013.11.22

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.

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