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Starting January 1, 2021, all new HDVs sold in Mexico will be required to meet the best-in-class, filter-based standards, equivalent to those currently in place in the rest of North America and the European Union. The Euro VI and US 2010 options are introduced in 2019, along with much weaker Euro V and US 2007 options, which are allowed over a two-year transition period. The soot-free standards become the only regulatory option on January 1, 2021.

Investigated the impacts of updating three standards in Mexico to align with the international best practices employed in the rest of North America: gasoline and diesel sulfur standards, passenger vehicle emissions standards, and truck and bus emissions standards. 

Survey-based summary of regulatory agencies' programs to monitor and enforce compliance with vehicle emission and fuel consumption standards.


An analysis of the prospects for improving alignment of various HDV efficiency programs worldwide, with the aim of accelerating technology development and promoting technology adoption in the global market. 

Publication: Consultant report

Results of study of refining capability requirements, corresponding capital investment requirements, and per-liter refining costs to transition to ULSG and ULSD.

Publication: Consultant report

Summary of Mexico's proposed regulations of CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new passenger vehicles—cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs.

Publication: Policy update
Update: Download our policy summary here [PDF]
Blog Post
Mario Molina published an op-ed yesterday in the Universal, one of Mexico's leading newspapers, that deserves wider attention.
Blog Post
Hot on the heels of passing a landmark climate bill which promises a 30% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 from business as usual, the Mexican gover
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Addresses the basic principles of petroleum refining, as they relate to the production of ultra-low-sulfur fuels (ULSF), in particular gasoline (ULSG) and diesel fuel (ULSD).

Publication: Working paper

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), and the ICCT organized a workshop to educate policymakers on the impact of air pollution on human health.