standards

gb

This post features codes and links to original Chinese energy and environmental standards for vehicles. I will update and add to this periodically.

It may not be the most exciting post in the world, but for those of us who occasionally need to reference these, I hope it will be a useful repository. Please feel free to make suggestions for additions.

For more general Chinese energy and environmental laws translated into English, check the list on the right side of CELB’s home page (http://www.chinaenvironmentallaw.com/), as well as the new China Clean Energy Database (http://www.chinacleanenergydb.com/).

China National Vehicle Pollutant Emission Standards

Light-duty gasoline and diesel vehicles
China I: GB18352.1-2001
China II: GB18352.2-2001
China III/IV: GB18352.3-2005 (China IV for light-duty diesel extended by two years)
Idling emissions: GB18285-2005
Exhaust smoke: GB3847-2005 (diesel only)

Heavy-duty gasoline vehicles
China I/II: GB14762-2002
China III/IV: GB14762-2008
Crankcase emissions: GB11340-2005
Evaporative emissions: GB14763-2005
Idling emissions: GB18285-2005
Emissions control durability: GB20890-2007 (includes diesel)

Heavy-duty diesel vehicles
China I/II: GB17691-2001
China III/IV/V: GB17691-2005 (China IV for heavy-duty diesels extended first by one year and then by an additional 18 months)
Exhaust smoke: GB3847-2005

Motorcycles and Mopeds
China I/II (MC): GB14622-2002
China III (MC): GB14622-2007 (extended by one year)
China I/II (mopeds): GB18176-2002
China III (mopeds): GB18176-2007 (extended by one year)
Evaporative emissions (both): GB20998-2007
Idling emissions (both): GB14621-2002
Exhaust smoke (both): GB19758-2005

Three-wheeled and low-speed vehicles
China I/II: GB19756-2005
Smoke I/II: GB18322-2002

Non-road mobile machinery
Diesel I/II: GB20891-2007
Gasoline I/II: GB26133-2010

China National Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards

Passenger Cars
Phase I and II: GB19578-2004
Phase III: under development

Passenger Car Labeling
GB22757-2008

Light-duty commercial vehicles
GB20997-2007

Heavy-duty vehicles
Industry Standard and National Standard under development

Motorcycles and mopeds
GB15744-2008
GB16486-2008

Three-wheeled and low-speed vehicles
GB21377-2008 (currently being updated)
GB21378-2008 (currently being updated)

Vehicle Classification

GB/T15089-2001
PSB Classification

China National Ambient Air Quality Standards

GB3095-1996, revised in 2000
GB3095-2012

China National Fuel Quality Standards

Gasoline
GB17930-1999
GB17930-2004
GB17930-2006
GB17930-2011

Diesel
GB252-2000
GB/T19147-2003
GB19147-2009

Beijing-Specific Standards

Advance implementation of national tailpipe emission standards
China III
China IV

Gasoline fuel quality
DB11/238-2004
DB11/238-2007

Diesel fuel quality
DB11/239-2004
DB11/239-2007

Shanghai-Specific Standards

Advance implementation of national tailpipe emission standards
China III
China IV

Gasoline fuel quality
DB31/427-2009

Diesel fuel quality
DB31/428-2009

Guangzhou-Specific Standards

Advance implementation of national tailpipe emission standards
China III
China IV

Fuel quality
China III notice 1; notice 2

Guangdong-Specific Standards

Advance implementation of national tailpipe emission standards
China IV

Fuel quality
Guangdong IV gasoline – announcement, pdf link to DB44/ 694-2009
Guangdong IV diesel – announcement, pdf link to DB44/ 695-2009

Nanjing-Specific Standards

Advance implementation of national tailpipe emission standards
China IV

Sources:

1) MEP standards may be looked up in the standards search portion of their datacenter or on the page of the Science, Technology, and Standards Department of MEP.

2) All national standards, including non-MEP standards, may may be found through search feature of the Standardization Administration of China. Planned standards or standards in development may be searched here. Mandatory standards may also be read online at www.gb168.cn.

3) Regional environmental standards are usually listed on the websites of the local EPBs, for example: BJ, SH, GZ, GD, NJ, etc.

4) Vehicle-specific announcements are usually archived in the vehicle management or vehicle emission control section of each EPB website, for example: BJ, SH, GZ, GD, NJ, etc.

5) Additional vehicle-related standards and announcements are posted by the Vehicle Emission Control Center of MEP.