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.
Summarizes recent developments in the implementation phases of the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) and CA's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and provides the status of emerging LCF policy initiatives at regional levels.
On February 15, 2011 the European Parliament adopted legislation that, for the first time, will regulate CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Europe. It is expected to formally become law in the first half of 2011.
The European Commission has proposed new emissions standards for two- and three-wheeled powered vehicles and quadricycles, collectively termed L-category vehicles, as part of a broader regulation that would also cover safety and market surveillance.
On April 1, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation finalized a new joint regulation for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel economy for model year 2012-16 light duty vehicles.
On February 3, 2010, the EPA finalized revisions to the National Renewable Fuel Standard. The new rule (RFS2) incorporates changes mandated by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), and is a major amendment of the original standard.