Topics / Heavy-duty vehicle policies for Mexico

This series provides technical inputs in support of Mexico’s development of transportation and environmental policies to reduce pollutant emissions, fuel consumption, and health and environmental impacts of heavy-duty vehicles. Contributions include global comparative reviews, technical studies, and cost-benefit analyses.

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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. 

Synopsis of proposed new standards that would require new heavy-duty diesel vehicles to meet emissions standards equivalent to those in the United States (EPA 2010) and European Union (Euro VI).

2018.02.22

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.

Publication: Policy update
2018.01.03

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. 

Publication: Working paper
2014.12.22

Synopsis of proposed new standards that would require new heavy-duty diesel vehicles to meet emissions standards equivalent to those in the United States (EPA 2010) and European Union (Euro VI).

Publication: Policy update
2014.08.11

Results, methods, and underlying assumptions of an ICCT analysis conducted to support the decision-making process for updating NOM 044, demonstrating the cost-effectiveness of matching EPA 2010 or Euro VI requirements to reduce the environmental impacts of diesel heavy-duty vehicles.

Publication: Working paper
2014.06.09

Este estudio muestra los resultados de un análisis costo-beneficio hasta el año 2037 de los cambios propuestos a la norma de emisiones de vehículos pesados, la NOM-044 de SEMARNAT.

Publication: Working paper
2014.06.02

Results of a cost-benefit analysis of changes proposed for Mexico’s heavy-duty diesel vehicle emissions standard, NOM 044, through 2037.

Publication: Working paper
2014.02.24

Overview of deployment schedule for OBD on HDVs for Europe and the U.S. and main technical features of these two advanced OBD programs.

Publication: Working paper
2014.02.20

Este documento se aclaran las diferencias en el proceso de certificación europeo y estadounidense para vehículos medianos y pesados y se dan recomendaciones para que la NOM-044 sea compatible con ambos esquemas normativos.

Publication: Working paper