Conventional pollutant emission limits
Federal Agency for Technical Regulating and Metrology (Ростехрегулирование)
All vehicles in categories M1, M2, N1 and N2 with a reference mass not exceeding 2610 kg
Russia follows the European Union (EU) system of vehicle tailpipe emission standards, although implementation has been 6-10 years behind the EU. Official implementation of the Euro track in Russia began with Euro 2 in 2006. Euro 1 cars were encouraged to be introduced as early as 1999, though there was no Governmental Decree and the timetable was not followed by manufacturers.
The Special Technical Regulations on Requirements for Emissions of Hazardous (Polluting) Substances by Vehicles, Resolution No. 609, and its subsequent amendments, establish the timeline for implementation of emission standards. These standards harmonize with EU standards and apply to both imported vehicles and those produced in Russia.
The timeline for introduction of EU light-duty vehicle tailpipe emission standards in Russia is shown in the following table:
(new vehicle type approvals)
(all vehicle sales and registrations)
|Euro 2||April 2006||Content equivalent to ECE R83.03|
|Euro 3||January 2008||Content equivalent to ECE R83.05 Stage III|
|Euro 4||January 2010||January 2013||Content equivalent to ECE R83.05 Stage IV|
|Euro 5||January 2014||January 2016||Content equivalent to ECE R83.06|
Resolution No. 609: Special Technical Regulations on Requirements for Emissions of Hazardous (Polluting) Substances by Vehicles (first approved 12 October 2005, amended 27 November 2006, 26 November 2009, 8 December 2010, and 20 January 2012).
Fuel Quality and Vehicle Emission Standards Overview (2008 report from REC Caucuses and PCFV)
PCFV National Questionnaire for Fuel and Vehicles: Russia (2008)