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New energy efficiency target for cars could help Brazil compete in international markets

Brazil's Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC) is consulting with industry to develop a replacement for Inovar-Auto, the industrial competitiveness and energy efficiency program for... Aligning Brazil's new-car efficiency target with the European Union’s target would have substantial benefits for consumers. Compared to a car meeting Inovar-Auto's 2017 target, the average new car...
Published 2017.08.10: Blog Post

Certification of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of on-road heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union

On May 11, 2017, during the 67th meeting of the Technical Committee—Motor Vehicles, member states of the European Union unanimously adopted a draft implementing act put forward by the European...
Published 2017.08.01: Publication

Fuel efficiency technology in European heavy-duty vehicles: Baseline and potential for the 2020–2030 timeframe

Heavy-duty vehicles produce about a quarter of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from road transport in the European Union (EU), and some 5% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Their share...
Published 2017.07.16: Publication

Like magic! How to make high vehicle CO2 emissions simply disappear

Ask people on the streets in Germany who they think is the most famous magician ever, and the name you would probably hear most is David Copperfield. Almost everyone knows him and is fascinated by... On June 26, the BMVI finally published the CO2 measurement results we had been waiting for. But in the interim the Ministry re-tested 29 of the original vehicle models. Only a subset of those...
Published 2017.07.03: Blog Post

Heavy-duty vehicles technology potential and cost study

Heavy-duty vehicles produce about a quarter of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from road transport in the European Union (EU), and some 5% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. And...
Published 2017.05.26: Publication

Proposed fuel-consumption standards for two- and three-wheelers in China

China is one of the top markets in the world for two- and three-wheelers. On October 28, 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Industry, Information and Technology released, for public comment, proposed...
Published 2017.03.08: Publication

Light-commercial vehicles in India, 2014-15: Technology assessment and international comparisons

The fleet average CO2 emissions for LCVs were 157.6 g/km in FY 2014-15. For the M2 category, the fleet average emissions were 238.1 g/km. Our analysis shows that even though the EU’s LCVs have...
Published 2016.12.23: Publication

Driving resistances of light-duty vehicles in Europe: Present situation, trends, and scenarios for 2025

The driving resistances—mass, aerodynamic drag, and rolling resistance—of a vehicle directly affect fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Reducing driving resistances can significantly aid...
Published 2016.12.15: Publication

European vehicle market statistics, 2016/2017

The annual European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light-commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union from 2001—and, beginning with the...
Published 2016.12.13: Publication

From laboratory to road: A 2016 update

This 2016 update to a series begun in 2013 analyzes 13 data sources covering 15 years, six countries, and approximately 1 million cars. The analysis shows that, in the EU, the gap between official...
Published 2016.11.16: Publication

[Press release] Real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap continues to widen in Europe

Discrepancy between passenger vehicle type-approval test results and in-use fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions now at 42 per cent The average gap between official fuel consumption...
Published 2016.11.15: News

Proposed temporary management regulation for corporate average fuel consumption and new-energy vehicle credits for new passenger cars in China

On September 22, 2016, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed a Temporary Management Regulation for Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) and New-Energy Vehicle...
Published 2016.10.06: Publication

Cost-effective fuel-efficiency technologies could reduce new aircraft fuel consumption by 25% to 40% in near- to mid-term: New study

Feasible improvements dwarf the efficiency of new aircraft designs currently proposed or planned by manufacturers Substantial gap highlights need for more effective public policies to push energy...
Published 2016.09.27: News

Cost assessment of near- and mid-term technologies to improve new aircraft fuel efficiency

This report summarizes the results of the first independent, bottom-up cost assessment of near and mid-term technologies to improve new aircraft fuel efficiency. Carried out in cooperation with a...
Published 2016.09.27: Publication

Final U.S. Phase 2 heavy-duty vehicle efficiency rule sets standards that are ambitious, far-sighted, and achievable [press statement]

August 16, 2016—The standards for fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of...
Published 2016.08.16: News

Stage 3 China fuel consumption standard for commercial heavy-duty vehicles

In April 2016, the third stage of China’s heavy-duty vehicle fuel consumption standard was released for public comment. The China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) proposed the...
Published 2016.07.08: Publication

Real-world fuel consumption of popular European passenger car models

Official fuel consumption values for new passenger cars in Europe are increasingly unrepresentative of real-world performance. The divergence between official and real-world fuel consumption more...
Published 2016.01.14: Publication

Overview of the heavy-duty vehicle market and CO2 emissions in the European Union

Heavy-duty vehicles represent only 4% of the on-road fleet in the European Union, but are responsible for 30% of on-road CO2 emissions. The EU’s current strategy for controlling CO2 emissions from...
Published 2015.12.02: Publication

European vehicle market statistics, 2015/2016

A new edition of the pocketbook is available here. The annual European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light-commercial vehicle fleets in the...
Published 2015.11.25: Publication

The future of vehicle emissions testing in Europe (and beyond)

At the ICCT we have been analyzing the growing gap between official and real-world vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of passenger cars in Europe for a few years now. We showed for the first... To solve the problem underlying the growing gap between certification-test and in-use CO2 and NOx emissions, we will have to go beyond just introducing a new test procedure.
Published 2015.11.23: Blog Post

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