Hong Kong to adopt Euro V vehicle emission standards
The Hong Kong Government has released its 2012 Air Pollution Control (Vehicle Design Standards) amendment regulation to tighten emission standards for newly registered vehicles to European levels.
The city's Environmental Protection Department said that, if approved by the Legislative Council, the regulation will require newly registered vehicles to comply with Euro V standards from June 1. Newly registered diesel vehicles of less than 3.5 tons must comply with the standards from December 31.Compared with Euro IV vehicles, Euro V heavy diesel vehicles emit 40 percent less nitrogen oxide, while light diesel vehicles emit 80 percent less respirable suspended particulates and 30 percent less nitrogen oxide. Euro V petrol or LPG vehicles emit 30 percent less nitrogen oxide.