Australia - Heavy Duty Vehicles

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Australia has had vehicle emission standards in place since the early 1970s. In 1989, a Federal Act of Parliament, the “Motor Vehicles Standards Act 1989” brought new vehicle standards under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government. The regulations, encoded as the “Australian Design Rules” (ADR), are administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.

Australian vehicle emissions regulations generally follow those of the EU. Current standards for heavy duty vehicles are Euro V; US EPA 2007 standards and Japan 05 standards are accepted as alternatives. The introduction of Euro VI standards is under consideration, but no proposed date has been published yet.

Emissions standards

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Euro V

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US EPA 2007 - Japan 05

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On-board diagnostics

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Smoke emissions requirements

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Euro VI

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Vehicle Categories

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Historical Data

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From 2002

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Prior to 2002

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References

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Last update: 17/07/2019