Topics / Soot-free non-road vehicles

Although non-road vehicles, such as construction equipment, are often overlooked by policy makers, they can be a very significant source of both particles and NOx. In emission inventories, non-road vehicles are generally second only to heavy-duty vehicles in terms of direct particle emissions and are also responsible for a sizable portion of total transport sector NOx emissions. While emissions standards for non-road vehicles lag heavy-duty standards throughout the world, Stage V standards in Europe will require filters for new non-road engines starting in 2018 and several other regions are working towards adopting or improving non-road emission standards. In addition to national standards, there can be opportunities in local policy to accelerate deployment of soot-free non-road vehicle technologies.

See also soot-free buses and soot-free transport.

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An overview of advanced non-road diesel compliance programs with examples of adopted registration or labeling systems for non-road equipment and compares compliance tools for non-road vehicles with those for heavy-duty vehicles.

 

Evaluates alternative regulatory pathways for India’s agricultural tractors and construction equipment on the basis of air pollutant emissions.

The European Commission has proposed the world’s toughest emission standards for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), which will tighten restrictions and set stricter limits on emissions of particulate matter (PM).

2017.04.24

An overview of advanced non-road diesel compliance programs with examples of adopted registration or labeling systems for non-road equipment and compares compliance tools for non-road vehicles with those for heavy-duty vehicles.

 
Publication: Consultant report
2017.04.06
In January, the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) published a booklet summarizing Indian emissions regulations for transportation sources.
Blog Post
2016.12.23

Evaluates alternative regulatory pathways for India’s agricultural tractors and construction equipment on the basis of air pollutant emissions.

Publication: Working paper
2016.11.21

The European Commission has proposed the world’s toughest emission standards for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), which will tighten restrictions and set stricter limits on emissions of particulate matter (PM).

Publication: Policy update
2016.09.16

Current non-road regulatory programs lag behind comparable programs for on-road diesel engines, and are not stringent enough to compel the use of the best available technologies for the control of PM and NOx emissions.

Publication: White paper
2016.05.18

Emissions from the diesel engines of these two key types of non-road mobile sources are expected to be significant, and will potentially have strong negative impacts on local air quality and health in India.

Publication: Working paper