Gasoline Heavy Duty Vehicle Emissions Standards Mexico 2012

Name of policy Gasoline Heavy Duty Vehicle Emissions Standards
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Mexico
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Air pollution
Type of policy instrument
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  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Codes and standards
      • Vehicle air pollution standards
Sector name
  • Transport
    • Heavy duty vehicles
Policy description This law applies to producers of cars of gross weight higher than 3 857 kg, and covers the following pollutants: hydrocarbons (HC), evaporative hydrocarbons (HCev, resulting from the system), non-methane hydrocarbons (HCNM, total excluding methane), non-methane HC and nitrogen oxides (HCNM + NOx), methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx).

The emissions limits are provided in tables at the following link (official document): http://www.dof.gob.mx/normasOficiales/4948/SEMARNAT/SEMARNAT.html

Standard A refers to the maximum permitted limit for new cars produced from the start of (implementation of) the Official Mexican Regulation and until the implementation of standard B, 18 months after the publication of the initial regulations.

Policy type
  • Non-energy1
Policy stringency
Implementation state Implemented
Date of decision 2012
Start date of implementation 2012
End date of implementation
High impact GHG reduction
Impact indicator


Source or references http://www.dof.gob.mx/normasOficiales/4948/SEMARNAT/SEMARNAT.html

http://transportpolicy.net/index.php?title=Mexico:_Heavy-duty:_Emissions

Supports policies
Is supported by policies
Comments (background and assessment)
Status Final

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