EMLEG (Emissions Legislation) is a comprehensive summary of worldwide exhaust emissions regulations provided by Ricardo.
Emissions & CO2
Worldwide gas emissions and fuel consumption regulations (provided by: Ricardo Emleg)
|WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures)|
|Worldwide Emission & Fuel Economy/CO2 Regulation Timeline (Passenger Cars & Light Duty Trucks)|
|24 January 2019||Emission Standards||EU||1) The proposed amendments-2018 was finalized as regulation 2018/1832 which was published on 17 November 2018; this applies from 1 January 2019.
2) The information about test procedures to demonstrate the durability of pollution control devices was added.
3) The requirements for the low ambient temperature test were updated.
|25 December 2018||Emission Standards||Mexico||Based on the recently updated fuel standards to specify the sulphur concentration in fuel;
1) The introduction of the "C" standards for gasoline vehicles would start in April 2018.
2) The implementation date of the "C" standards for diesel vehicles is currently unknown due to higher sulphur concentration in diesel fuel.
|21 December 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||EU||EU member states and the European Parliament agreed on a regulation to reduce CO2 emissions of passenger cars to a further 37.5% by 2030 compared to targets for 2021.|
|03 December 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||EU||1) A draft regulation on post-2025 targets for passenger cars and LCVs has been published.
2) In October 2018 the EU Council's position on the proposed regulation was published
|28 November 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||USA (Federal)||On 1 October 2018 EPA published a proposed rule which contains minor technical amendments to the current fuel economy standards for light duty vehicles from model year 2017 to 2025.|
|19 November 2018||Emission Standards||Brazil||1) On 26 October 2018 a proposal to introduce new two stages of emissions standards planned to be effective from 2022 and 2025 was published.
2) OBD Br+ was amended from OBDBr-2 and applied from 1 January 2018
3) A proposed law was prepared in 2011 to re-introduce the sale of diesel light duty vehicles. However, as of the end of 2018 no further information on the status of this proposal is available
|13 November 2018||Others||WLTP||1. Amendment 3  was incorporated into existing GTR 15 and published on 1 February 2018 .
2. The test cycle name for class 3 vehicles is changed to make better correlation between vehicle class name and test cycle name .
3. Amendment 3  introduced the improvement of gear shifting procedure.
|31 October 2018||Emission Standards||USA (California State)||1. The OBD II requirements as of October 2018 are updated.
2. The LEV III FTP and SFTP requirements are updated.
3. The information about ZEV programme as of October 2018 is updated.
4. The members of so called CARB states (Section 177 states) were updated.
|22 October 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||USA (California State)||1. As for the California Phase 2 light duty vehicles standards, the CARB Board did not agree to the EPA proposal to keep the federal MY 2020 Phase 2 standards unchanged for MY 2021 to MY 2026 and decided to keep the original Phase 2 standards in place through to MY 2025.
2. The California Phase 2 heavy duty vehicle programme was approved by the Board in February 2018; the rule should be finalized by the end of 2018.
|18 October 2018||Supplemental Information||EU||1. The present EU directive 2007/46/EC for the type approval of motor vehicles is updated.
2. A new regulation, 2018/858 , was published in May 2018 and contains updated provisions for the EU type approval of motor vehicles. This regulation will be in force from 1 September 2020.
|01 October 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||USA (Federal)||1) The EPA and NHTSA Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Proposed Rule was published in August 2018.
2) The fuel economy targets established for model year 2020 would also apply for model years 2021 to 2026.
3) The exclusion of air conditioning refrigerant leakages, methane and nitrous oxide from the calculation of GHG emissions starting with model year 2021 is also proposed.
4) The EPA is also proposing the withdrawal of California's Clean Air Act Preemption Waiver, so that standards can be set and enforced at a national level.
|21 September 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||China||1) Phase 3 fuel economy standards for heavy duty vehicles were published on 6 February 2018; they will apply for new type approvals from 1 July 2019 and for all new vehicles from 1 July 2021.
2) The fuel consumption limits for goods vehicles, buses, dump trucks and articulated trucks are detailed in this report.
|21 September 2018||Emission Standards||EU||1) Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/1002  and 1003  of 16 July 2018 was published to amend Implementing Regulation 2017/1153 and 1152 respectively to clarify and simplify the correlation procedure between NEDC and WLTP.
2) The implementation dates of the preliminary and final OBD thresholds are clarified.
|10 September 2018||Emission Standards||USA (Federal)||Several minor clarifications and corrections to the Tier 3 standards for light duty vehicles were conducted based on Federal Register|
|22 August 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||EU||1) A draft regulation containing CO2 emissions targets for heavy duty vehicles was published in May 2018.
2) Monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption for heavy duty vehicles will be required starting on 1 January 2019.
|7 August 2018||Emission Standards||China HDV||The final China VI standards were released in June 2018 and are due to be implemented from 1 July 2019.|
|23 July 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||Canada||Phase 2 standards for heavy duty vehicles, which are in line with the equivalent US standards, will be introduced starting on 1 January 2020.|
|13 July 2018||Emission Standards||China||1. In May 2018 it was reported that the city of Shenzhen, in south China, will implement the China 6b standards from 1 July 2018 for light duty diesel vehicles and will be in place on 1 January 2019 for gasoline light duty vehicles.
2. There are also reports that the city of Guangzhou is planning early implementation of China 6b, starting from 1 January 2019.
|10 July 2018||Emission Standards||India||1. The information of BS IV standards is updated.
2. A finalized draft of the part of this standard relevant to light duty vehicles (Part 3) was published in March 2018. The draft regulation covers test procedures required for type approval and conformity of production in respect of the BS VI standards.
|26 June 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||India||Phase 1 fuel economy standards for heavy duty vehicles are in place from 1 April 2018. Phase 2 standards will be in place from 1 April 2021.|
|29 May 2018||Emission Standards||EU||1) A draft regulation , containing amendments to the new Euro 6 implementing regulation, 2017/1151, was published in March 2018. 2) The proposed amendments are updated provisions on the implementation of the WLTP test cycles, the RDE 4th package, a new procedure for the assessment of in-service conformity (ISC) and requirements for on-board monitoring of fuel and/or electric energy consumption. After the draft is examined by the European Parliament and Council , the regulation is expected to apply from 1 January 2019.|
|29 May 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||EU||A new regulation detailing the requirements for determining CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new heavy duty vehicles was published in December 2017 and will be phased-in over the period from 1 January 2019 through to 1 July 2020, depending on the type of truck and its production date.|
|05 May 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||China||1) Phase 3 standards were published in February 2018 as GB 30510-2018, this standard will apply from 1 July 2019. Details of the Phase 3 standards will be included in the near future.
2) As for fuel consumption tests for variants of heavy duty vehicles, either the chassis dynamometer test or the simulation method can be used, at the choice of the manufacturer.
|09 April 2018||Fuel Economy/CO2||USA||1) On 2 April 2018, the EPA issued the mid-term evaluation final determination which concluded that the GHG (greenhouse gas) standards for model years 2022-2025 contained in the original regulation are not appropriate.
2)Therefor the EPA, together with the NHTSA will initiate the process for a new proposed regulation containing updated standards for model years 2022-2025.
|27 March 2018||Emission Standards||Korea||1) Phase-in limits of fleet average NMOG and NOx emissions for gasoline vehicles was updated.
2) Emission durability requirements for gasoline and diesel vehicles were updated.
3) For diesel vehicles the introduction schedule of RDE testing and the relevant emissions limits was finalized.