South Korea: Motorcycles: Emissions

Overview

Since 2008, two-wheeled motorcycles are subject to Euro 3 emissions standards; three-wheeled vehicles are subject to Euro 2 standards.

Standard type
Conventional pollutant emission limits

Regulating Body
Ministry of Environment

Applicability
Two and three-wheeled motorcycles and mopeds.

History

South Korea’s Ministry of Environment began regulating motorcycle and three-wheeled vehicle emissions in 1991. Since then, the Ministry of Environment has harmonized its emissions standards with the EU’s standards beginning with Euro 2 in 2006 for two-wheeled vehicles. Two years later, the Ministry increased its standards for two-wheeled vehicles to Euro 3 and implemented Euro 2 standards for three-wheeled vehicles.

Technical Standards

Emission Standards for Two and Three-Wheelers
Two-Wheelers CO
(g/km)
HC
(g/km)
NOx
(g/km)
HC+NOx
(g/km)
Test Cycle
Euro 3
Since 2008.1.1
Less than 45km/hr 1.0 1.2 CVS-47
< 150 cc 2.00 0.80 0.15 UDC Cold
≥ 150 cc 2.00 0.30 0.15 ECE 40+EUCD
Three-Wheelers CO
(g/km)
HC
(g/km)
NOx
(g/km)
HC+NOx
(g/km)
Test Cycle
Euro 2
Since 2008.1.1
All 7.0 1.5 0.4 CVS-40

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