Vehicle Emissions Standards China

Name of policy Vehicle Emissions Standards China
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country China
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Air pollution
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Codes and standards
      • Vehicle fuel-economy and emissions standards
Sector name
  • Transport
    • Heavy duty vehicles
    • Light duty vehicles
Policy description Current light-duty vehicle emissions standards: China IV (similar to Euro 4), GB 18352.3-2005

Future light-duty vehicle emissions standards: China 5 (similar to Euro 5b), nationwide implementation 1 Jan 2018

Current heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards: China IV (similar to Euro IV) Future heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards: China V adopted but no implementation date

Current motorcycles emissions standards: China III (similar to Euro 3, but with some key differences) Motorcycles emissions standards

Policy type
  • Energy efficiency1
Policy stringency
Implementation state Implemented
Date of decision
Start date of implementation
End date of implementation
High impact No
Impact indicator


Source or references http://transportpolicy.net/index.php?title=China:_Light-duty:_Emissions

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

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

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