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Early Christmas present to the car industry, or lump of coal? The European Commission regulatory proposal for reducing new vehicle CO2 emissions post-2020

The timing was chosen carefully. The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) had just started in Bonn, Germany, when the European Commission revealed its regulatory proposal for reducing CO2 emissions from...A first reaction to the European Commission's proposal, released yesterday, for extending the new-car and light-commercial vehicle CO2 emissions standards out to 2030.
Published 2017.11.09: Blog Post

2020-2030 CO2 standards for new cars and light-commercial vehicles in the European Union

New passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles (vans) in the European Union are subject to mandatory carbon dioxide standards until 2020–2021. The European Commission, European Parliament, and EU...
Published 2017.10.26: Publication

CO2 reduction technologies for the European car and van fleet, a 2025–2030 assessment

When the European Union (EU) introduced its first set of mandatory new vehicle CO2 standards in 2009, for passenger cars, and 2011, for light commercial vehicles, vehicle mass was chosen as a utility...
Published 2017.10.10: Publication

Too low to be true? How to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of plug-in hybrid vehicles, today and in the future

The global market for electric vehicles is growing rapidly and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) play a particularly important role given their relatively high market share – accounting for 13...
Published 2017.07.28: 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 results...
Published 2017.07.03: Blog Post

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

Anspruchsvolle CO2-Zielwerte für neue Pkw technisch und ökonomisch erreichbar – Fahrzeughersteller können von Elektromobilität profitieren

Ein CO2-Zielwert von 70 Gramm pro Kilometer (g/km) für das Jahr 2025 ist auch ohne eine große Anzahl an Elektrofahrzeugen erreichbar und wäre mit deutlichen Kraftstoffeinsparungen für Autofahrer...
Published 2016.11.21: News

Deeper reductions in car CO2 emissions are both technologically feasible and economical, especially if manufacturers promote electric drive—study [press release]

A CO2 target of 70 g/km for new cars in the EU could be met with very little electrification and with an average payback period of less than 4 years. But transitioning soon to electric drive could...
Published 2016.11.21: News

2020–2030 CO2 standards for new cars and light-commercial vehicles in the European Union

The European Commission is preparing to extend the European Union's CO2 emissions regulation for passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles out to 2025–2030. This briefing paper presents a concise...
Published 2016.11.21: Publication

CO2 reduction technologies for the European car and van fleet: A 2025-2030 assessment

This paper describes the methodology behind and the results obtained by a study to develop CO2 cost curves for the European passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in 2025–2030, and to...
Published 2016.11.21: Publication

2025 Passenger car and light commercial vehicle powertrain technology analysis

The ICCT commissioned the German engineering services provider FEV to carry out detailed computer simulations and bottom-up "tear-down" cost estimates for individual technologies and technology...
Published 2016.11.21: 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

Electric Vehicles: Literature review of technology costs and carbon emissions

This paper aims to inform the debate over how electric vehicle technology could fit into a lower-carbon 2020–2030 new vehicle fleet in Europe by collecting, analyzing, and aggregating the available...
Published 2016.07.18: Publication

CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: Car manufacturers’ performance in 2015

This briefing paper summarizes and analyzes preliminary data for 2015 recently released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU. The EEA data show...
Published 2016.06.22: 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

The future of vehicle emissions testing and compliance

A growing body of evidence indicates that one of the reasons for a rapidly growing discrepancy between official and real-world fuel consumption and emission values of new passenger cars is...
Published 2015.11.23: Publication

Optimizing to the last digit: How taxes influence vehicle CO2 emission levels

In addition to vehicle CO2 emission standards imposed at the European Union level, a number of EU member states have put in place tax and other incentives to encourage consumers to buy more efficient...
Published 2015.10.20: Publication

What EU cars’ CO2 emissions have in common with supermarket prices

When you think back to your most recent stop at the supermarket, you will probably recall that most of the price tags you saw ended with the digit "9". Maybe 99 cents for a chocolate bar and 49 cents...It’s about 15 times more likely that the official CO2 emission level of a new car sold in the EU is something-"9" g/km than something-"1”. And there’s a remarkable correlation between that phenomenon...
Published 2015.10.14: Blog Post

Real-world vehicle fuel economy gap continues to widen in Europe [press release]

Latest study shows average discrepancy between passenger vehicle type-approval test results and in-use fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions now at 40 per cent in the EU The gap between...
Published 2015.09.24: News

From laboratory to road: A 2015 update

This 2015 update to a series begun in 2013 analyzes eleven data sources covering fourteen years, six countries, and almost 600,000 vehicles. The analysis shows that in the EU the gap between official...
Published 2015.09.24: Publication

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