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Reviews the costs and benefits that would result from implementing the China 6 light-duty vehicle emission standard in Guangdong Province with a recommended timeline earlier than the national plan (2023). The authors conclude that early adoption (in mid-2018) of the China 6b standard will help Guangdong address its most prominent air quality and human health concerns cost-effectively, in both the short and long term.
Estimates health benefits and technology upgrade costs of the proposed standard and implementation timetable focusing mainly on nationwide impacts, but also separately analyzes China’s three key regions: the so-called Jing-Jin-Ji region, the Yangtze River delta region, and Guangdong province.
The China 6 standard combines best practices from both European and U.S. regulatory requirements in addition to creating its own. This policy update provides detail on how this standard is unique, a comparison with emission regulations in other major markets, and a summary of the impact of this rule.
Details how emission control defect reporting programs are used to improve compliance with passenger vehicle emission standards.
Guangdong province becomes the third region in China to move from China 4/IV to China 5/V standards on an advanced schedule, though with a 9- to 12-month postponed timeline announced on March 27, 2015.
This two-day conference focused on near and longer-term technology and policy solutions for vehicle efficiency and GHG emissions reduction from light-duty vehicles in China.