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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Under the Bharat Stage VI and V standards, India will achieve significant reductions of NOx and PM from agricultural tractors and construction equipment.

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.

2018.06.04

Under the Bharat Stage VI and V standards, India will achieve significant reductions of NOx and PM from agricultural tractors and construction equipment.

Publication: Policy update
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