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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.

Provides an overview of how the NEV mandate will work, summarizes major differences between the interim proposal and the final rule, and evaluates potential impacts.

Synopsis of new fuel-efficiency standards for diesel-powered trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight of 12 tonnes or more that will go into effect beginning 1 April 2018.

2013.03.01

Detailed timeline for upgrading nationwide motor fuel quality, to a standard for maximum sulfur content of 10 ppm for both gasoline and diesel.

Publication: Policy update
2013.02.04

Synopsis of a tax policy announced late 2012 aimed at promoting techological innovation and development in Brazil's automotive industry.

Publication: Policy update
2013.01.25

Overview of the proposal, which stipulates a set of limits on the fuel consumption for new commercial trucks, dump trucks, tractors, coaches and buses with gross vehicle weight over 3,500 kg. The new standard would take effect beginning July 1, 2014.

Publication: Policy update
2012.12.06

Summarizes the final version of this proposal, which differs significantly from a draft leaked in September 2012.

Publication: Policy update
2012.09.29

Amendments to Europe’s FQD and RED will address indirect land use change and limit support for food-based biofuels.

Publication: Policy update
2012.07.19

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
2012.07.11

Summary of the European Commission's proposed mandatory 2020 CO2 emission targets for new passenger vehicles and light-commercial vehicles.

Publication: Policy update
2011.12.27

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff released a staff report outlining proposed modifications to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program as part of the Advanced Clean Cars rulemaking. This rulemaking also includes LEV III criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and the Clean Fuels Outlet program. The ZEV proposal requires increasing rates of deployment of zero tailpipe emission vehicles to help California meet its 2050 goals of reducing GHG emissions by 80%. The package will be considered for adoption by the Board in January 2012.

Publication: Policy update
2011.10.03

Summary of the July 2011 International Maritime Organization regulation setting increasing efficiency standards for large ships in 2015–2025.

Publication: Policy update
2011.09.26

Summary of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles finalized August 2011.

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