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China V emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles to go into effect July 1

BEIJING – China’s stage five emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles will go into effect on July 1, which means that all heavy-duty diesel vehicles manufactured, imported, sold and registered in China on and after this date must meet the China V emissions standards.

According to the Notice on Implementing Stage Five Motor Vehicle Emissions Standards released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, all diesel vehicles, including light diesel vehicles, will have to meet the China V emissions standards by January 1, 2018.

Previously, all light gasoline vehicles, light diesel buses and heavy-duty diesel vehicles (only public transport buses, environmental sanitation vehicles and postal vehicles) had to meet China V emissions standards by April 1, 2016 in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Liaoning, Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong and Hainan, and by January 1, 2017 for the rest of the country.

Timeline of implementation of China V emissions standards

Time

Vehicle Type

Coverage

2016

April 1

All light gasoline vehicles, light diesel buses and heavy-duty diesel vehicles (only public transport buses, environmental sanitation vehicles and postal vehicles) imported, sold and registered in China

Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Liaoning, Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong and Hainan

2017

January 1

National

July 1

All heavy-duty diesel vehicles produced, imported, sold and registered in China

2018

January 1

All light diesel vehicles produced, imported, sold and registered in China

 

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