Policy update

China Phase 3 new passenger car fuel consumption: Proposed implementation rule

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released its proposed implementation rule for the China Phase 3 new passenger car fuel consumption standard (GB 27999-2011) on May 7. With this proposal, China has completed the chain of corporate-average fuel consumption regulations for passenger cars for 2015, and the fleet-wide target of 6.9L/100km in 2015 is now firmly established.

The proposed rule, which is notably brief, lays out a suite of measures to ensure manufacturer compliance. This policy update outlines the main elements of the implementation proposal, and provides an unofficial translation as well.