China's Clean Diesel Action Plan: 2018-2020

Although diesel vehicles comprise less than 10% of the Chinese vehicle fleet, they produce nearly 70% of the country’s on-road nitrogen oxide (NOₓ) emissions and more than 90% of particulate matter (PM) emissions. In January 2019 China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), with nine other central agencies, launched a plan to clean up diesel-powered transportation, including on-road diesel vehicles, off-road diesel equipment, and ship engines. The clean diesel plan is a prime component of the three-year National Plan of Blue-Sky Defense, which was announced in summer 2018. The plan sets three targets for 2020, specifying eighteen actions under four programs: clean vehicles; clean engines; clean transportation; clean diesel fuel. Priority has been given to the dozen pollution-prone provinces and municipalities of Anhui, Beijing, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Nei Mongol, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Zhejiang. These key regions are subject to tougher requirements and closer supervision. The three main goals of the plan are: To ensure that 90% of diesel vehicles comply with current emission standards (95% in key regions); To ensure that 95% of diesel fuel meets a 10 ppm sulfur content limit, and that 95% of diesel emission fluid complies with current national standards (98% in key regions); To increase railroad freight transportation by 30%.


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  • Edition: Policy Update
  • Features: Maps; References; Tables;
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  • Accession Number: 01716902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2019 11:09AM