On April 1, 2018, Peruvian medium-duty vehicles were required to follow either the Euro 4 or the US Tier 2 Bin 5 Standards, while heavy-duty vehicles were required to follow the Euro 4 standards. From October 1, 2024, medium-duty vehicles must comply with U.S. Tier 3 Bin 125 or Euro 6b standards, while heavy-duty vehicles must follow Euro VI/A or EPA 2010 standards. From October 1, 2026, the U.S. Tier 3 requirement increases in stringency to Bin 70.
Conventional pollutant emission limits
Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC – Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones)
Medium-duty vehicles: Either Euro IV or U.S. Tier 2 Bin 5
Heavy-duty vehicles: Euro IV
Medium-duty vehicles: Euro 6a/b (2024)
Heavy-duty vehicles: Euro VI/A or U.S. EPA 2010 (2024)
New passenger vehicles GVWR > 2,500 kg and all light commercial vehicles GVWR ≥ 2,610 kg
Maximum permissible emission limits for existing heavy-duty vehicles, new imported or domestically assembled vehicles, and used imported vehicles were established by Supreme Decree 047-2001-MTC on 31 October 2001. The most recent amendment, Supreme Decree No. 029-2021-MINAM, which modifies Supreme Decree No. 010-2017-MINAM, was made on 30 November 2017. Critical steps in Peru’s heavy-duty vehicle emission control program are as follows:
- Since 1 January 2003, all new heavy-duty have been required to meet Euro II requirements.
- Since 2007, new heavy-duty vehicles have been required to meet Euro III requirements.
- Starting on April 1, 2018, new heavy-duty vehicles must meet Euro IV requirements.
- Starting October 1, 2024, new heavy-duty vehicles must meet Euro VI/A requirements.
Peruvian emission requirements for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are summarized in the following tables. Medium-duty vehicles have the option of following EU or US emission standards. More information on pollutant limits set in the Euro standards can be found on the EU: LDV: Emissions (for medium-duty vehicles) and EU: HDV: Emissions pages
|Year||Option 1*||Option 2†|
|2003-2006||Euro 2||96/69/EC||ECE 15 + EUDC||US Tier 0||US 87 LDT|
|2007-March 31, 2017||Euro 3||98/69/EC (A)||NEDC||US Tier 1||US 94 LDT|
|April 1, 2018 and later||Euro 4||98/69/EC (A)
|NEDC||US Tier 2 Bin 5||US 94 LDT|
|October 1, 2024-September 31, 2026||Euro 6b||(EU) 459/2012 and (EU) 2017/1154||WLTP||US Tier 3 Bin 125||–|
|October 1, 2026, onwards||US Tier 3 Bin 70||–|
*Commercial vehicles 1,305 ≤ 2,610 kg. In Euro 2-4, new passenger vehicles > 2,500 kg were type approved as Category N1 (medium-duty) vehicles.
† Vans and light-duty trucks < 3864 kg; new passenger vehicles > 12 seats
|2003-2006||Euro II||13 mode||96/1/EC|
|2007-March 31, 2017||Euro III||ESC + ELR||99/96/EC (A)|
|April 1, 2018 and later||Euro IV||ESC + ELR||2005/55/EC(A)|
|October 1, 2024 and later||Euro VI/A||WHSC/WHTC||(EU) 133/2014|
* New passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles > 3500 kg