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Making Bharat VI affordable

Public anxiety is building over severe pollution levels in Delhi and the health toll of air pollution in India as a whole. At a recent hearing of the long-standing case on air pollution, the Ministry... India is considering making a jump from Bharat IV directly to Bharat VI emissions standards. There are some concerns about cost. One effective way to answer them would be to establish a national HDV...
Published 2015.03.02: Blog Post

Survey of best practices in reducing emissions through vehicle replacement programs

In many regions of the world, older, high-emitting vehicles account for a small percentage of the overall vehicle fleet but a disproportionately large share of total emissions. These vehicles may be...
Published 2015.03.02: Publication

Comparing real-world off-cycle NOx emissions control in Euro IV, V, and VI

Heavy-duty vehicles built and certified in conformity to Euro IV and V emissions standards frequently do not achieve the real-world NOx emissions expected under those standards. Now data is becoming...
Published 2015.03.02: Publication

Workshop on Heavy-Duty Fuel Efficiency Regulations

An international public workshop on April 29th, co-hosted by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), with speakers including experts from...
Published 2015.02.24: Event

China Researcher Position

The ICCT’s Beijing office, Ke Lin Chuang Si International Clean Transportation Technology Consulting Co. Ltd., is offering a job opportunity as a researcher on air quality and clean transportation...
Published 2015.02.24: Job Posting

Senior Researcher/Researcher Position, Fuels

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent non-profit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to...
Published 2015.02.24: Job Posting

Low ILUC-risk; high loophole risk?

Producing first generation biofuels requires feedstock. When that feedstock comes from supplies of food crops (wheat, maize, rapeseed, soy etc.) then using it for biofuel production means it cannot... The idea of ‘low-ILUC risk’ biofuels has been around for a while, and a recent paper identifies the type of regional policies that could allow ILUC to be avoided. But are recent proposals to add the...
Published 2015.02.19: Blog Post

DC Office Manager & Assistant to Executive Director

Primary Functions This is a dual role position of Office Manager and Executive Assistant. As Office Manager, responsibilities include managing all aspects of ICCT’s headquarters in Washington, DC....
Published 2015.02.18: Job Posting

Costs and adoption rates of fuel-saving technologies for trailers in the Canadian on-road freight sector

This report, “Costs and adoption rates of fuel-saving technologies for trailers in the Canadian on-road freight sector,” is the outcome of a collaboration between the ICCT and Pollution Probe, a...
Published 2015.02.11: Publication

Literature review: Real-world fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles in the United States, China, and the European Union

In contrast to passenger cars, data on HDV fuel efficiency are not readily available. That is the primary motivation for this literature review, which provides a summary of recent data on real-world...
Published 2015.02.09: Publication

Global overview of on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems for heavy-duty vehicles

On-board diagnostic (OBD) systems monitor the performance of engine and aftertreatment components, including those responsible for controlling emissions. The OBD system is designed to help ensure...
Published 2015.02.09: Publication

Which vehicle emissions test cycle is most demanding?

After we published our new test cycle conversion factors, a question came up: which of the test cycles is the most demanding, in terms of its impacts on fuel efficiency or CO2 emissions, and how much... Even though it’s a simple enough question, it has no simple answer, since the new conversion factors vary with vehicle efficiency and are different for gasoline and diesel engines. However, in our...
Published 2015.02.06: Blog Post

Fuels Program Internship 2015, London

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to...
Published 2015.02.06: Job Posting

Big cars, bigger troubles

An increase in the excise duty in India has caused car prices there to rise since the beginning of this year. India's excise duty is based on vehicle size — specifically, length and engine... India’s increase in the excise duty and absence of LCV fuel-efficiency standards may lead some manufacturers to categorize some models as LCVs to avoid the fuel-efficiency standards. 
Published 2015.02.03: Blog Post

Press roundup, January 2015

Published 2015.02.02: News

Air pollution from marine vessels in the U.S. High Arctic in 2025

Marine vessels are a significant source of greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, including CO2, NOX, SOX, particulate matter, and black carbon, which impact local air quality, human health,...
Published 2015.01.30: Publication

Clean Air Program Internship 2015

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve public health and mitigate climate change through research designed to bring cleaner...
Published 2015.01.28: Job Posting

Vehicle technology costs: Estimates vs. reality

In Europe by now we have gained considerable experience with setting CO2 standards for light-duty vehicles: First, in 2009 a target of 130 g/km for 2015 was adopted, then 2014 the target of 95 g/km... The IKA institute just released a study on technology potential and cost for 2025/2030 CO2 targets in the EU—an opportune moment to look back at all the previous such studies and see how accurate...
Published 2015.01.27: Blog Post

Do the automakers really need help with the U.S. efficiency standards?

If you paid attention to the press coming out of the Detroit Auto Show last week, you’d have the strong impression that low gasoline prices are making it difficult for automakers to comply with fuel... Sergio Marchionne, among others, is trying to get folks riled up about rolling back the 54.5 mpg standard for new 2025 automobiles. Let’s take a little closer look at the supposed problem.
Published 2015.01.23: Blog Post

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Researcher Position, Berlin

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to...
Published 2015.01.23: Job Posting