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People’s Daily. New vehicles on sale in the Shanghai area must meet the China IV emissions standard—based on the Euro 4 emissions standards—beginning at the end of 2009.

China is phasing in more rigorous emissions standards, with China IV due to go into effect nationwide in July 2010 for light-duty vehicles and in January 2010 for heavy-duty vehicles. Beijing has been on an accelerated implementation path, requiring China IV for light-duty diesels in January 2007; for light-duty gasoline vehicles in March 2008; and for heavy-duty vehicles in January 2008.

Shanghai is now accelerating its implementation of the requirements, with an eye toward the upcoming 2010 Shanghai Expo.


stas peterson

The toughest air standards are in the US. A long way back is the EU now migrating from EU4 - EU5, and to EU6. Japan is further behind the EU. Now China is reaching recent EU standards in select polluted city places.

It is to be encouraged, every little bit helps. But it make no sense to me why a country lets it automakers make clean vehicles for export to the US and others, and lets them build dirtier ones for sale internally to its own citizens.

In the US, critics try to force technological advance and yell conspiracy when technological advance doesn't meet their pet schedules. But why incur extra costs losing manufacturing volume, to produce two kinds of vehicles... just so you can keep the dirtier ones?


Because volume sales of Euro complian cars (which much less expensive engine and aftertreatment systems) still makes a lot of sense... Globally, the Euro-emissions scheme is in much more widespread use than the JP or US emissions classification schemes. Especially FTP Tier 2 is quite complex to administer, something you can't do in most countries of south-east asia.

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