Light Duty Vehicles CO2 Emissions Standards Mexico 2013

Name of policy Light Duty Vehicles CO2 Emissions Standards
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Mexico
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Air pollution
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
      • Market-based instruments
        • Green certificates
    • Regulatory Instruments
      • Codes and standards
        • Vehicle fuel-economy and emissions standards
    Sector name
    • Transport
      • Light duty vehicles
    Policy description For light-duty tracks, the emissions limit for year 2016 is between 163.6 gCO2/km (for cars covering a lower surface than 3.81m2) and 227.6 gCO2/km (for cars with a higher surface than 6.13m2).

    For passenger cars, the emissions limit for year 2016 is between 135 gCO2/km (for cars covering a lower surface than 3.81m2) and 180 gCO2/km (for cars with a higher surface than 5.20m2). These regulations apply to cars of gross weights lower than 3 857kg. Companies that produce cars of better performance than these limits can obtain transferable (tradable) credits for the reduced emissions.

    Policy type
    • Energy efficiency1
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2013
    Start date of implementation
    End date of implementation
    High impact GHG reduction
    Impact indicator


    Source or references http://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5303391&fecha=21/06/2013

    http://transportpolicy.net/index.php?title=Mexico:_Light-duty:_Fuel_Economy_and_GHG

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

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