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Classification of Emission Standards - passanger cars

Postby sousa on Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:23 am

Hello,

I am new in diesel.net...

I hope you can help me with some doubts relation with emission standards for passangers cars.

For an example: If i have a car with the following production gap

date from:01-02-1993
to date:30-06-1996

It is a Euro I or a Euro II?

I know the directives and the dates between them, but how i can make the correct classficication of the euro class in this situation or other similar?
I look only for date from?or only for date to?or for production gap of car maker?

I appreciate a lot if any help me.

Best Regards,

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Re: Classification of Emission Standards - passanger cars

Postby wam on Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:20 am

We list the dates in our summary of EU standards at http://www.dieselnet.com/standards/eu/ld.php#stds. European regulations specify two dates: (1) the date for new type approvals (new models), this is what we list in the table, and (2) the date for the first registration of existing, previously type-approved models, which in most cases (but not always) is one year later.

The vehicle in your example could be Euro 1, but the date range you specify is not conclusive--it can include pre-Euro 1 vehicles at the beginning and Euro 2 vehicles at the end. For example, if the vehicle was manufactured in February 1993 and the vehicle model was type-approved after 1992.07, it is likely Euro 1, but if the model was type-approved before 1992.07, it could be pre-Euro 1 (i.e., not emission regulated). At the other end of your range, if the vehicle was manufactured in January 1996 or later, it could be Euro 2 if it was a new model or Euro 1 if an old model.

In addition, emission standards often include various flexibilities that allow manufacturers to sell old emission class vehicles (for instance old inventory) past the deadline for a new emission stage. The opposite is also possible in Europe, where manufacturers can receive incentives for early introduction of cleaner vehicles (although I'm not sure if this was in place at the Euro 2 stage). Therefore, deducting the emission class from the date of manufacture may not be reliable, especially around periods when new emission requirements become effective.
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Re: Classification of Emission Standards - passanger cars

Postby sousa on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:24 am

I saw the dates in your summary of EU standards and I don´t have problems to understand, but my problem is another.

My difficult is to understand how i can classifcate a vehicle with the correct euro class!Do you know that?

Because sometime i have vehicles that can be EURO ii,iii based in production gap. (when i have a apllication range with different vehicles but the same model)

I give you another example:

DATE FROM TO DATE
RENAULT SCENIC 01-09-1999 30-08-2003
RENAULT SCENIC 01-07-2000 30-08-2003
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999
RENAULT MEGANE 01-01-2002
RENAULT MEGANE 01-11-1999
RENAULT MEGANE 01-11-1999
RENAULT MEGANE 01-01-2002
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-10-2002
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-10-2002
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-10-2002
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-10-2002
RENAULT SCENIC 01-01-2001 30-08-2003
RENAULT MEGANE 01-02-2001
RENAULT MEGANE 01-02-2001
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-2001
RENAULT MEGANE 01-10-2001
RENAULT MEGANE 01-10-2001
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-10-2001
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-10-2001
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 28-02-2001
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 28-02-2001
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-03-2001
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-09-2001
RENAULT SCENIC 01-09-1999 30-08-2003
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-10-2002
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-10-2002
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-10-2002
RENAULT MEGANE 01-03-1999 30-10-2002
RENAULT MEGANE 01-07-1999 30-10-2002
RENAULT MEGANE 01-07-1999 30-10-2002

This car have different range. It is Euro II or Euro III?How I know the correct Euro?

You said :"Therefore, deducting the emission class from the date of manufacture may not be reliable, especially around periods when new emission requirements become effective."

So, Where i can search the date of type-approval number for vehicles?

I want to learn, how i can make the correct euro classification of vehicles.

Thanks and Regards,

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