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Will the future RDE regulation be enough to restore trust in diesel technology?

The Volkswagen Group (including Audi and Porsche), Opel, Fiat, Renault, and now Daimler are recalling millions of diesel vehicles for a software update. All of these manufacturers claim their... The success of the RDE regulation will depend on the will of manufacturers to prove that they have learned a lesson from Dieselgate by beginning to focus on reducing real-world emissions, not just...
Published 2017.08.30: Blog Post

Status of policies for clean vehicles and fuels in select G20 countries

Realizing the immense opportunity to promote energy efficiency in their economies, G20 economies adopted an Energy Efficiency Action Plan that identified six focus areas for collaborative activity,...
Published 2017.08.15: 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

Proposed second-phase greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy-duty engines and vehicles in Canada

On March 4, 2017, Environment and Climate Change Canada published proposed standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles. These Phase 2 regulations would...
Published 2017.06.15: Publication

Vehicle and fuel standards can dramatically reduce air pollution in Brazil, São Paulo’s air quality data demonstrate

São Paulo’s Environmental Agency, CETESB, announced in February 2017 that new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards will take effect in Brazil starting in 2019, and as we discussed here, the next... Implementing P-8 (Euro VI-equivalent) standards for trucks and buses might be the most cost-effective way to improve air quality, not just in São Paulo but nationwide. The benefits associated with P...
Published 2017.05.31: Blog Post

Global webinar on 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

Euro VI para o Brasil: um caminho claro para céus mais limpos

English version Em fevereiro deste ano, a CETESB anunciou novas fases para os padrões de emissões veiculares, começando com veículos pesados em 2019 e motocicletas em 2020. Padrões para veículos... Em Fevereiro, a CETESB anunciou novas fases para emissões de veículos pesados, leves e motocicletas no Brasil. Esse é um momento oportuno para salientar os grandes benefícios para o Brasil com um...
Published 2017.04.14: Blog Post

International comparison of Brazilian regulatory standards for light-duty vehicle emissions

This paper aims to inform the next phase of PROCONVE for LD vehicles by assessing important components of PROCONVE L6 and their relative strengths and weaknesses compared with similar programs in...
Published 2017.04.14: Publication

Effect of P-8 standards on bus system costs in Brazil

Brazil has controlled harmful pollutant emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), including trucks and buses, through a series of progressively more stringent vehicle emissions standards put in...
Published 2017.04.14: Publication

A sneak preview of future stages of Indian emission standards for non-road engines reveals a tractor-sized loophole

In January, the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) published a booklet summarizing Indian emissions regulations for transportation sources. It is a particularly valuable resource for... In short, it’s welcome news that Indian regulators have set their sights on catching up with best-practice emissions standards for non-road engines. Here’s hoping that in aiming for that goal in...
Published 2017.04.06: Blog Post

Technology uptake, costs, and benefits under a next-phase passenger car efficiency program in Brazil

Brazil is the sixth largest market for new passenger vehicles worldwide and the largest market in Latin America. As of 2013, passenger vehicles sold in Brazil have adopted fewer fuel-saving...
Published 2017.03.27: Publication

[Press release] New ICCT study shows cost estimates for meeting MPG and pollution standards are overstated by as much as 40 percent

As federal efficiency and pollution standards for cars and light trucks are reopened, a new study finds that the cost of meeting those standards in 2025 is likely being overstated by as much as 40...
Published 2017.03.22: News

China's Stage 6 emission standard for new light-duty vehicles (final rule)

On December 23, 2016, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People’s Republic of China released the final rule of the Stage 6 Limits and Measurement Methods for Emissions from Light-...
Published 2017.03.16: Publication

Euro VI for Brazil: A clear path for cleaner skies

Versão em Português In early February, CETESB, São Paulo’s Environmental Agency, announced new phases for Brazil’s vehicle emission standards, starting with heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in 2019 and... In early February, CETESB announced new phases for Brazil’s vehicle emission standards for HDVs, LDVs, and motorcycles. This is an opportune moment, then, to highlight the significant benefits that...
Published 2017.03.13: Blog Post

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

Impacts of world class vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations in select G20 countries

In 2014, the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan prioritized the establishment of a Transport Task Group (TTG) to promote cooperation among participating G20 countries to develop domestic policies...
Published 2017.01.25: Publication

Evaluation of emission-control scenarios for agricultural tractors and construction equipment

The market for agricultural tractors and construction equipment in India is growing rapidly. Without further regulatory action to control emissions from these sources, they are expected to surpass...
Published 2016.12.23: Publication

Brazil’s vehicle fleet renewal program should aim to benefit from others' successes, and their mistakes

As Brazil’s economic crisis drags on, the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) has begun to talk up a road vehicle scrappage program as a means of stimulating production in the... Explains why first-phase fleet renewal program in Brazil could be most effective if it focused on removing old diesel heavy trucks and buses from the roads, in particular those older than 14 years...
Published 2016.11.10: Blog Post

Leapfrogging an outdated standard puts India on par with global leaders in control of vehicle emissions

On September 16, 2016 the Government of India took an important step towards addressing the country’s severe air pollution problems with the final notification of Bharat Stage (BS) VI emission... The adoption of Bharat Stage VI emission standards will significantly reduce air pollutant emissions from vehicles sold in India beginning in 2020. However, changes in the final rule notification...
Published 2016.10.11: Blog Post

Technology pathways for diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment

Internal combustion engines are ubiquitous in today’s society. Applications for these engines cover a broad spectrum, ranging from vehicles that transport passengers and move goods to specialized...
Published 2016.09.16: Publication

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