Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments
Climate Change Policy Targets:Transport, Passenger, Transport, Industry
Agency:Ministry of Environment
Legal References:Air Quality Preservation Act
Climate Change Description:On 31 December 2007, rules supplementing the Air Quality Preservation Act were revised to introduce new automotive emissions standards starting in 2009. New gasoline-powered cars will have to comply with Californias fleet average emissions standards, which will assign emissions allowances per manufacturer instead of by car model and fuel type. This means that a manufacturers vehicle fleet cannot exceed applicable fleet- average emissions standards. While the system will phase-in from 2009 to 2016 in California, it will take effect outright in 2009 in South Korea. Standards will cover carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and formaldehyde. For diesel-engine vehicles, manufacturers and importers will need to meet the European Union?s Euro V standard, planned for deployment in 2009. The standard puts a cap on nitrogen oxides from new models of diesel cars at 180 milligrams per kilometre.

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