Peru: Light-duty: Emissions

Overview

Starting in 2016, all new light-duty vehicles (passenger vehicles with a GVWR less than 2500 kg) in Peru must meet either the Euro 4 or the US Tier 2 standards. Medium-Duty vehicles (passenger vehicles greater than 2500 kg, commercial vehicles less than 3500 kg) must meet either the Euro 4 or US Tier 2 Bin 5 requirements.

Standard type
Conventional pollutant emission limits

Regulating Body
Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC – Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones)

Current Standard
Euro 4

Applicability
New passenger vehicles; commercial vehicles < 3500 kg

History

Maximum permissible emission limits for existing light-duty vehicles, new imported or domestically assembled vehicles and used imported vehicles were first established by Decreto Supremo Nº 047-2001-MTC on 31 October 2001. The most recent amendment, DECRETO SUPREMO N° 010-2017-MINAM was made on 30 November 2017. Key steps in Peru’s light-duty vehicle emission control program are as follows:

  • Since 1 January 2003 all new light-duty vehicles in Peru have been required to meet either US (Tier 0) or EU (Euro 2) emission standards.
  • Starting in 2007, new light-duty vehicles must meet Euro 3 requirements, with US Tier 1 as an option.
  • Starting in April 1, 2018, new light-duty vehicles must meet Euro 4 requirements, with US Tier 2 as an option.

Technical Standards

Peruvian emission requirements for light- and medium-duty vehicles are summarized in the following tables. Light- and medium-duty vehicles have the option of following EU or US emission standards.

Emission Requirements for Light-Duty Vehicles
Year Option 1* Option 2†
Standard Regulation Standard Regulation
2003-2006 Euro 2 94/12/EC US Tier 0 US 83 LDV
US 87 LDV
2007-March 31, 2018 Euro 3 98/69/EC (A) US Tier 1 US 94
April 1, 2018 and later Euro 4 98/69/EC (A)
2002/80/EC
US Tier 2
Notes:
* New passenger vehicles GVWR ≤ 2500 kg or ≤ 6 seats
† Passenger vehicles ≤ 12 seats
Emission Requirements for Medium-Duty Vehicles
Year Option 1* Option 2†
Standard Regulation Standard Regulation
2003-2006 Euro 2 96/69/EC US Tier 0 US 87 LDT
2007-March 31, 2018 Euro 3 98/69/EC (A) US Tier 1 US 94 LDT
April 1, 2018 and later Euro 4 98/69/EC (A)
2002/80/EC
US Tier 2 Bin 5 US 94 LDT
Notes:
*New passenger vehicles GVWR > 2500 kg or > 6 seats; commercial vehicles < 3500 kg
† Vans and light-duty trucks < 3864 kg; new passenger vehicles > 12 seats

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