South Africa has implemented compulsory specifications for emissions of certain classes of vehicles – i.e. all types of passenger cars and light delivery vehicles (M1 and N1). The compulsory specifications call for compliance with Euro 2 requirements. Emissions requirements for heavy passenger and goods vehicles (M2, M3, N2 and N3) took effect on 1st January 2006.
New compulsory specifications calling for mandatory conformity of production emissions testing, and energy efficiency labelling of passenger cars, have been published for public comment.
High standards for emissions are dependant on the availability of high quality motor fuels and implementation has necessitated major investments in new technology by the local industry.