China will adopt its latest National Phase VI/VIA vehicle fuel standards, equivalent to the Euro 6 emission standards, nationwide starting January 1, 2019, as planned, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a joint statement with six central government bodies over the weekend. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The adoption is in line with the deadline set by the State Council in late June 2018 in an accelerated push against heavy air pollution. The National Phase VI/VIA standards were first set in December 2016 with a limited rollout in major Chinese cities and its countrywide implementation has been fast-tracked. Beijing was the first city in China to adopt the new standards from January 1, 2017, when the deadline for the rest of China to fully implement National Phase 5 standards was set. The National Phase VI/VIA standards were […]