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China's first national portable emissions testing standard for heavy-duty vehicles

In September 2017, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the first national standard for portable emission measurement system (PEMS) testing of heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). The...
Published 2017.11.15: Publication

How well are governments enforcing vehicle emissions standards? Worldwide, the answer is: Not as well as they could be

New survey-based study shows notable disparities in compliance activities, accomplishments among most important global vehicle markets Washington DC—A new study cataloging and evaluating the efforts...
Published 2017.11.14: News

Umsetzung der Abgasgesetzgebung für Fahrzeuge weltweit oft unzureichend, insbesondere in der EU bislang ineffektive Umsetzung und Nachkontrolle

Eine neue Studie der unabhängigen Forschungsorganisation International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) untersucht, wie effektiv die verantwortlichen Behörden der wichtigsten Fahrzeugmärkte...
Published 2017.11.14: News

Global baseline assessment of compliance and enforcement programs for vehicle emissions and energy efficiency

As vehicle pollution and fuel efficiency regulations have become more stringent, the technologies required to mitigate emissions and reduce fuel consumption become increasingly complex. One...
Published 2017.11.14: Publication

Global "electric vehicle capitals" are paving the way for clean transportation and offering roadmap for others to follow

Cities are accelerating the global shift to electric cars, with twenty frontrunners leading the charge, according to a new report Electric vehicle capitals of the world: What markets are leading the...
Published 2017.11.08: News

Electric vehicle capitals of the world: What markets are leading the transition to electric?

This briefing provides an update on the global electric vehicle capitals—that is, the cities leading the transition to electric drive with greater sales and sales shares than other markets. We...
Published 2017.11.08: Publication

From laboratory to road international: A comparison of official and real-world fuel consumption and CO2 values for passenger cars in Europe, the United States, China, and Japan

This study investigates the gap between real-world and official CO2 emission values in the four largest vehicle markets in the world: China, the EU, Japan, and the United States. The analysis shows...
Published 2017.11.05: Publication

Emerging best practices for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

This report provides a global assessment of charging infrastructure deployment practices, challenges, and emerging best practices in major electric vehicle markets. Although most early adopters...
Published 2017.10.04: Publication

Transitioning to zero-emission heavy-duty freight vehicles

In this report, we assess zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle technology to support decarbonization of the freight sector. We compare the evolution of heavy-duty diesel, diesel hybrid, natural gas, fuel...
Published 2017.09.26: Publication

Remote-sensing regulation for measuring exhaust pollutants from in-use diesel vehicles in China

Provides details of a Chinese regulation for measuring pollutants in exhaust from in-use diesel vehicles using remote-sensing equipment. China is the first country in the world to implement such on a...
Published 2017.09.19: Publication

Low-carbon technology pathways for soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities

Urban transit bus fleets are a significant source of air pollutant emissions, including black carbon, a harmful ultrafine particle and potent short-lived climate pollutant. Transit bus fleets are...
Published 2017.08.31: Publication

China IV non-road standards: A golden opportunity to advance stringent limits and mandate filters

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan on Ecological & Environmental Protection, released on December 5, 2016, indicates that China will accelerate the design, revision, and implementation of emission...To lead the way in effectively controlling emissions from non-road vehicles, it is crucial for China to advance the China IV standards, as more stringent requirements on emissions will always lead to...
Published 2017.08.25: Blog Post

Distribution of air pollution from oceangoing vessels in the Greater Pearl River Delta, 2015

China is the world’s second largest economy and the largest trading nation in the world. Its coastline is visited by thousands of cargo-carrying ships on a daily basis. The Greater Pearl River Delta...
Published 2017.08.23: Publication

Cost–benefit analysis of early implementation of the China 6 light-duty vehicle emission standard in Guangdong Province

Guangdong Province, ranked first in gross domestic product for the past 28 years in China, has consistently taken actions to improve local air quality. The region is well-known for the “Guangdong...
Published 2017.08.09: Publication

Market analysis and fuel efficiency technology potential of heavy-duty vehicles in China

Chinese translation available here (.pdf) This study examines the HDV market in China and investigates the potential for currently sold vehicles to reduce fuel consumption through the adoption of...
Published 2017.07.20: Publication

Barriers to the adoption of fuel-saving technologies in the trucking sector

Freight trucks are the backbone of most economies, because they are responsible for a significant portion of goods movement. Although freight trucks make up a relatively small percentage of the on-...
Published 2017.07.07: Publication

2017 Global update: Light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards

Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles (LDVs) have progressed significantly in a little more than a decade. Ten years ago, only four governments had...
Published 2017.06.23: Publication

Subsidy fraud leads to reforms for China’s EV market

As the largest auto market in the world, China has been committed to promoting electric vehicles (EVs) since 2009; the country aims to have 5 million EVs on Chinese roads by 2020. To reach this...Policy adjustments, created largely in response to the high-profile subsidy fraud scandal, mark major reforms for China’s EV market. As an old Chinese saying goes, “A loss may turn out to be a gain...
Published 2017.05.30: Blog Post

International competitiveness and the auto industry: What's the role of motor vehicle emission standards?

This paper reviews the political science, regulatory, and economics literature to illuminate the international competitiveness impacts of motor vehicle emission standards. The primary question the...
Published 2017.05.23: Publication

Impacts and mitigation of excess diesel NOx emissions in 11 major vehicle markets

A new study published online May 15 in the journal Nature quantifies the global health and environmental burden of real-world diesel NOx emissions in 11 major vehicle markets. The study found that...
Published 2017.05.22: Event

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