Emissions from vehicles

Groups: 
  • Vehicles
Category: 
  • Engine Technology and Fuels
  • Environment
  • Waste Collection

Basic

Requirements and Criteria Type: 
  • Technical Specification (Requirement Specifications)

Main Objective: 

The main purpose is to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as noise from vehicles.

Requirement Specification: 

Vehicles shall satisfy the Euro VI standard.

Euro requirements primarily regulate the emission of NOx and particles, and vehicles with zero-emission technology also satisfy the Euro requirement in other words.

Documentation of the Requirement Specification: 

Self-declaration confirming that the vehicles satisfy the Euro VI standard.

Information about the Requirement Specification: 

By making reference to a technology-neutral standard, such as the Euro standard, requirements are stipulated for the maximum air pollution permitted, while you are opening up for alternative solutions at the same time.

Heavy vehicles registered for the first time in Norway after 31 December 2013 must satisfy the Euro VI standard. For the purchase of new vehicles, this requirement will therefore be redundant. If used vehicles are being procured, it may be wise to stress that the vehicles must at least satisfy the Euro VI standard.

The Euro standard does not regulate CO2 emissions. To date, there has not been any standardised measurement of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from heavy vehicles. The EU Commission has adopted a new regulation, which will establish a common framework for type approval of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption for heavy vehicles. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration is conducting a public hearing on this (proposal to amend Section 3 of the Motor Vehicle Regulations to implement a new environmental regulation) in 2018.

Biofuels (biodiesel, biogas and bioethanol) that are manufactured in a sustainable manner, provide lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels. The contracting authorities should, therefore, consider using such fuel sources in the vehicles they procure to reduce emissions from waste collection. Procuring a vehicle with a gas engine will enabling operation with biogas, while procuring a diesel engine will enable operation with biofuels other biofuels.

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 Vehicles that are designed to use biofuels (biodiesel, biogas and bioethanol) or zero-emission technology may trigger discounted green loans, from Kommunalbanken, for example.

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Requirements and Criteria Type: 
  • Technical Specification (Requirement Specifications)

Main Objective: 

The main purpose is to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as noise from vehicles.

Requirement Specification: 

Vehicles shall have zero-emission technology (Electricity/Hydrogen).

Documentation of the Requirement Specification: 

Self-declaration confirming that the vehicles have zero-emission technology.

Information about the Requirement Specification: 

Vehicles with zero-emission technology contribute to the greatest extent possible to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from transport.

If zero-emission technology is required, sufficient time should be allowed to get the vehicles in place before the start of the contract, since the delivery time for such vehicles is longer.

In the spring of 2018, a minimum of three electric waste collection vehicles were registered for operation in Norway.

Electric vehicles operate quietly and thus reduce the noise from the transport.

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 Vehicles that are designed to use biofuels (biodiesel, biogas and bioethanol) or zero-emission technology may trigger discounted green loans, from Kommunalbanken, for example.

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Published: 26. Sep 2018, Last modified: 10. Oct 2018