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A dirtier kind of Games: A proposal to lift restrictions on diesel cars in Brazil

Coincidence or not, while Brazilians are distracted by the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, other political turmoil, economic recession, the upcoming Olympics, and the Zika virus, a Chamber... As Europe and other countries struggle to control crisis-level emissions from diesel cars, Brazil—wracked by political turmoil and distracted by the Olympics and the Zika virus—has just proposed...
Published 2016.05.05: Blog Post

Proposed new type-approval system for motor vehicles in the European Union

On 27 January 2016, the European Commission (EC) put forward a proposal that, if approved by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, would make fundamental and far-reaching...
Published 2016.04.29: Publication

Oil market futures: Effects of low-carbon transport policies on long-term oil prices

This study, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, evaluates the effects of transport technology and policies on oil prices and the wider economy. The study compares a Business-as-Usual (...
Published 2016.04.29: Publication

Should Delhi ban diesels?

Next week the verdict will be in on whether Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal achieved any meaningful reductions in vehicle emissions with his “odd-even” scheme to cut down on the number of... The health evidence on diesels justifies actions that extend restrictions on diesels until they are cleaner. The court should consider a new tax scheme on diesels to pay for their health damages or...
Published 2016.04.29: Blog Post

Defeat device testing in the EU: So far, not so good

Conclusively determining whether or not a vehicle has a defeat device to circumvent emissions tests is difficult. Really difficult. That is because a defeat device, as defined in EU regulation, is:... The post-VW vehicle testing by Germany, the UK, and France suggest that defeat devices are being employed in Europe that have yet to be detected. But further testing is needed if the goal is to...
Published 2016.04.28: Blog Post

First look: Results of post-VW diesel vehicle testing in France, UK

On April 7, the French government released initial results of the diesel emissions screening campaign it conducted in the wake of the revelations about VW's use of defeat devices. The UK and Germany... Further summary of initial results of diesel emissions screening tests being conducted in Europe in the wake of last year's revelations about VW's use of defeat devices.
Published 2016.04.28: Blog Post

Things are electric in Amsterdam

Everyone knows that Amsterdam is a uniquely liberated place. Fresh off a trip to the Netherlands’ capital, I can say it’s downright electric. The Netherlands is hosting the European Union Presidency... Famously liberal Amsterdam is freeing itself from one more thing: There are few places on the planet where you can observe the transition to an electric vehicle fleet more clearly than here.
Published 2016.04.25: Blog Post

First look: Results of the German transport ministry's post-VW vehicle testing

In September 2015, shortly after it became known that Volkswagen applied illegal defeat devices in some of its diesel vehicles, the German Ministry for Transport (BMVI) commissioned a series of... Germany, the UK, and France last week released results of testing they commenced after VW admitted to using defeat devices to circumvent emissions tests. The situation seems even worse than expected...
Published 2016.04.25: Blog Post

Technical background on India BS VI fuel specifications

The proposed Bharat Stage (BS) VI regulation for on-road vehicles in India includes contains both emission standards for new vehicles as well as specifications for reference and commercial gasoline...
Published 2016.04.22: Publication

India Bharat Stage VI emission standards

On February 19, 2016, the Indian Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) issued a draft notification of Bharat Stage (BS) VI emission standards for all major on-road vehicle categories in...
Published 2016.04.22: Publication

Request for Proposals: Heavy-duty vehicle and engine testing, India

The ICCT is seeking proposals to test heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) and engines in India. The testing data developed from this project will be used to support modeling in Autonomie, a dynamic vehicle...
Published 2016.04.20: News

Crops of the biofrontier: In search of opportunities for sustainable energy cropping

European biofuel policy has been dominated by discussions about the indirect effects of biofuel consumption, and in particular indirect land use change and impacts on food prices and security. One...
Published 2016.04.13: Publication

Controller

Have you been following the VW emissions scandal?  Are you passionate about mitigating climate change?  Do you want to support research focused on clean transportation technologies and policies?  If...
Published 2016.04.07: Job Posting

Review of LDV OBD requirements under the European, Korean and Californian emission programs

On-board diagnostic (OBD) systems monitor the performance of engine and aftertreatment components, especially those responsible for controlling harmful pollutant emissions. The OBD system does not...
Published 2016.03.31: Publication

Program Associate, Aviation

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent, non-profit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research along with technical and scientific analysis to...
Published 2016.03.25: Job Posting

Hongyang Cui

Published 2016.03.24: Profile

Building the electric vehicle market, one city at a time

The transition to an electric vehicle fleet is underway. 2015 was a big year: Global electric vehicle sales grew from about 300,000 in 2014 to well over 500,000 in 2015. Europe saw electric vehicle... The if, where, when, how, and why of electric vehicle market growth is still coming into focus.
Published 2016.03.24: Blog Post

Researcher or Senior Researcher, Fuels Program

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent, non-profit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research with technical and scientific analysis to...
Published 2016.03.24: Job Posting

Defeat devices under the U.S. and EU passenger vehicle emissions testing regulations

The paper aims to illuminate a paradox: Volkswagen and other automakers have asserted that software managing the emissions control systems on some of their vehicles, which they acknowledge either is...
Published 2016.03.22: Publication

A baseline analysis of the Turkish vehicle market

We know quite a bit about vehicle markets in some parts of the world: the United States, Europe, China, to note the most important examples. Some of the information comes from government, some from... Turkey, the world’s largest manufacturer of buses and also among the top manufacturers of passenger cars and trucks, is a growing and potentially large vehicle market. How it develops will matter a...
Published 2016.03.18: Blog Post

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