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Update: California's electric vehicle market

This briefing summarizes data on the development of the electric vehicle market in California through 2016. It quantifies electric vehicle market growth across California cities and metropolitan...
Published 2017.05.31: Publication

Managing emissions from non-road vehicles

Non-road vehicles, mainly agricultural and construction equipment, are a key source of pollution in many countries and regions: In the United States, they account for almost three quarters of the...
Published 2017.04.24: Publication

A historical review of the U.S. vehicle emission compliance program and emission recall cases

Emission recalls are a critical aspect of vehicle emission compliance and enforcement programs. An emission recall is a repair, adjustment, or modification program conducted by a manufacturer to...
Published 2017.04.12: Publication

A comparison of contracts for difference versus traditional financing schemes to support ultralow-carbon fuel production in California

ICCT’s previous work on the low-carbon fuels investment policies suggests that the largest barriers to the production of ultralow-carbon fuels are primarily economic and political. A contract-for-...
Published 2017.01.23: Publication

Contracts for Difference could help to expand ultralow-carbon fuel production in California [press release]

While there is a strong need to bring down the greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels, existing incentives for ultralow-carbon fuel production don’t do enough to bridge the gap and bring...
Published 2016.10.17: News

Development and analysis of a durable low-carbon fuel investment policy for California

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of California’s transport sector and meet the state’s ambitious climate goals, California must transition away from petroleum and first-generation biofuels...
Published 2016.10.17: Publication

The ascent of electric vehicles in California

We’ve seen some mixed signals in California on electric vehicles this summer. First, California lawmakers put the electric vehicle consumer rebates on hold. Then there were questions about whether... Sacramento provided a little bit of a roller coaster for EVs in California this summer. But our analysis of the data shows that the diffusion of EVs in the market could ultimately be the much more...
Published 2016.09.11: Blog Post

Leading edge of electric vehicle market development in the United States: An analysis of California cities

This study analyzes electric vehicle markets at the city level in California in 2015. Along with an analysis of city-level electric vehicle uptake, the authors assess public charging infrastructure...
Published 2016.09.11: Publication

Improving emission standards compliance with a defect reporting system for in-use passenger vehicles

An emission control defect reporting program is used in California to improve compliance with passenger vehicle emission standards. The defect reporting program was adopted by the California Air...
Published 2016.07.19: Publication

The world turns to electric vehicles

It seems the world can’t shift quickly enough to electric vehicles. Within the past few months there has been a steady drumbeat of stories about possible bans on combustion vehicles, prompting calls... Progression to a robust electric vehicle market is happening, and the world is turning, but the question that remains is how fast? And the answer largely depends on if everyone – governments,...
Published 2016.06.22: Blog Post

Principles for effective electric vehicle incentive design

Faced with declining air quality and their own climate goals, many governments around the world have sought to accelerate the market for electric vehicles. There are various tools used by the...
Published 2016.06.22: Publication

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

Waste, residue and by‐product definitions for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

This report by ICF International was commissioned by ICCT to inform life-cycle treatment of biofuel feedstocks under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), as well as biofuel regulations in...
Published 2016.01.27: Publication

Global milestone: The first million electric vehicles

Milestones are important, and numbers, especially large round numbers, make good ones. The automobile was born in 1879. Probably a little more than three decades later the millionth automobile took... Sometime this month, somewhere in the world, the millionth modern electric vehicle will hit the road. And in NYC, farsighted governments of the new International ZEV Alliance are coming together to...
Published 2015.09.29: Blog Post

Off the radar: Aviation in California’s climate policy

Governor Brown of California caused a stir with his announcement the week before last that the state will intensify its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction efforts, with an aggressive new target of... Can California step up its efforts enough to meet new GHG emissions targets announced by Gov. Brown? We think so. But right now California is ignoring a major GHG source: aviation.
Published 2015.05.15: Blog Post

Choose Your Own Adventure: By Plane, Car, Train, or Bus?

Is flying really greener than driving? In previous work, we concluded that it’s likely not – at least for the average flight and road trip on comparable distances (300 to 500 mile trips). In a new... Is flying really greener than driving? On average, no, but it does depend on the fuel economy of your vehicle as well as the number of passengers.
Published 2015.04.30: Blog Post

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

Electric vehicle markets have their ups and downs (2014 YTD update)

In this study published earlier this year we ranked electric-vehicle market shares in 12 regions in 2012 and 2013 and summarized tax credits and other incentives available to EV buyers. But policies... The first six months of 2014 saw an interesting divergence in the top two EV markets, a big sales jump in Sweden, and steady-state to modest market growth elsewhere. So, what's going on? Let's take...
Published 2014.08.11: Blog Post

Shared border, shared opportunity

Governor Jerry Brown and President Enrique Peña Nieto on Monday committed to work together to address air pollution and climate change, two related goals that are of understandable interest to both... One clear, shared commitment that stands out in the agreement between California and Mexico to work together on air pollution and climate change, announced Monday by Governor Jerry Brown and...
Published 2014.07.30: Blog Post

Transitioning to Electric Drive Vehicles

This report builds on a previous analysis of the transition to electric drive light-duty vehicles in California and the Section 177 states that have adopted California’s Zero Emission Vehicle...
Published 2014.03.12: Publication

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