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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.

2013.11.22

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.

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2013.10.22

Recent decrees by the French government require that providers of transport services in France calculate their CO2 emissions and report them to end users.

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2013.08.06

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.

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2013.07.23

Synopsis of the standard finalized June 21, regulating CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs.

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2013.07.18

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.

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2013.06.24

Proposed amendments to regulations would permit more aerodynamic vehicle designs with improved energy efficiency and emissions behavior on European roads.

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2013.05.03

Overview of the US EPA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The proposed new standards would be phased in from 2017 and fully implemented by 2025.

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2013.05.03

The Environment Canada regulations to reduce GHG emissions from new on-road HDVs are designed to align with the U.S. national standards.

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2013.03.01

Detailed timeline for upgrading nationwide motor fuel quality, to a standard for maximum sulfur content of 10 ppm for both gasoline and diesel.

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2013.02.04

Synopsis of a tax policy announced late 2012 aimed at promoting techological innovation and development in Brazil's automotive industry.

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