Policy update

Proposed fuel-consumption standards for two- and three-wheelers in China

China is one of the top markets in the world for two- and three-wheelers. On October 28, 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Industry, Information and Technology released, for public comment, proposed fuel-consumption standards for two- and three-wheeled vehicles (motorcycles and mopeds). Upon approval, the new standards will come into effect beginning on July 1, 2018, for the new type-approval model and beginning on July 1, 2019, for all new vehicle sales and registrations.

The fuel-consumption targets in the proposed standards are set for individual models based on engine displacement, as in the existing standards. The proposed standards change the displacement segment interval, revise the test procedure, add the definition of test family, and set separate standards for two-wheeled motorcycles with automatic transmissions and three-wheeled motorcycles fueled by diesel.

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