New Emission Regulations Revised to Synchronize with Safety Regulations Tests
According to a newly revised vehicle emissions regulations, non commercial small cars and sedans that are used in Shenzhen for less than six years only needs to pass emission checks every two years. Current regulations states that buses, medium sized vehicles and high emission vehicles must pass emission tests every six months a move that doesn’t synchronize with the vehicle safety supervision of the city.
The revised regulations took effect aligned vehicle emission check periods with the safety supervision periods thus making it convenient for the public to do both test at the same time. Under the regulation small passenger vehicles must pass emission tests every year for five years then once every six months. Medium to large passenger vehicles and freight vehicles must pass emission tests yearly for ten years of use then once every six months. Small non commercial vehicles need to pass test every two years for the first six years of use, for vehicles seven to fifteen years must pass tests once a year then every six months after that. For other vehicles will be checked of emission once a year.
Test must be done to a vehicle three months before the environmental label expires, while electric and hybrid vehicles are exempted from doing the emission tests. The city will also be integrating emission tests stations and safety regulation stations to make it more convenient to residents bringing in their vehicles for testing.