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Technology Leapfrog: Or, all recent auto technology forecasts underestimate how fast innovation is happening

The key to vehicle efficiency standards is technology forecasting, which is the centerpiece of a painstaking process the regulatory agencies go through to determine challenging but realistic mpg...Technology is coming at astounding rates and the current 2025 standards will not be difficult to meet at a cost a lot less than anybody has forecast. When NHTSA and EPA reevaluate the “...
Published 2017.09.25: Blog Post

International Competitiveness and the Auto Industry: What’s the Role of Motor Vehicle Emission Standards?

Please join the International Council on Clean Transportation and the Bipartisan Policy Center for a panel discussion on how motor vehicle emission standards influence the international...
Published 2017.05.04: Event

The better path for the US auto industry is more efficiency technology, not less

What uncertain times we live in. The automakers wasted no time in calling on the new Trump administration to ease the light-duty vehicle efficiency standards that were established under the Obama...Strong standards with long regulatory lead-times are pillars of good energy, technology, and industrial policy. Our research suggests that the better path—for technology investments, consumers, and...
Published 2017.03.22: Blog Post

[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

Efficiency technology and cost assessment for U.S. 2025–2030 light-duty vehicles

The paper builds on the modeling and peer-reviewed research underlying the Technical Assessment Report of the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the midterm review of the...
Published 2017.03.22: Publication

EPA/NHTSA joint Notice of Intention to reconsider the final determination of the mid-term evaluation of GHG emissions standards for MY 2022–2025 light duty vehicles [press statement]

March 15, 2017—The International Council on Clean Transportation supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision in January 2017 to keep unchanged the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
Published 2017.03.15: News

Lightweighting technology developments

Weight reduction is one of the most important methods to reduce vehicle carbon dioxide emissions and increase fuel economy, as it lowers the energy required to move and stop the vehicle. Reducing...
Published 2017.03.07: Publication

No, fuel economy standards do not put a million US jobs at risk

Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields told President Trump that one million jobs are at risk if “fuel-economy rules don’t align with market reality,” according to a report in Bloomberg. There are only...Ford CEO Mark Fields has to know that the US fuel-economy rules are already designed to “align with market reality.” Maybe he doesn't know that a study he's relying on for his numbers is...
Published 2017.02.03: Blog Post

ICCT applauds EPA’s affirmation of 2022-2025 passenger car greenhouse gas standards [press statement]

January 13, 2017—The ICCT fully supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision, announced today, to maintain the current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for model years 2022-...
Published 2017.01.13: News

Comments on the Proposed Determination of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to maintain 2022-2025 standards

ICCT public comments to the U.S. EPA, CARB, and NHTSA on the Proposed Determination on the appropriateness of the model year 2022–2025 light duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards...
Published 2017.01.05: News

Downsized, boosted gasoline engines

Of all the engine improvements considered when the 2025 corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas standards were finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National...
Published 2016.12.22: Publication

Lightweighting technology development and trends in U.S. passenger vehicles

The technology assessments conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to inform the 2017–2025 passenger vehicle fuel economy and...
Published 2016.12.19: Publication

ICCT supports proposed EPA action on passenger car greenhouse gas standards [press statement]

November 30, 2016—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the greenhouse gas emission standards for passenger cars adopted in 2012 are appropriate and do not need to be changed...
Published 2016.11.30: News

Automotive thermal management technology

When the 2025 corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas standards were finalized, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (...
Published 2016.11.15: Publication

Downsized, boosted gasoline engines

The technology assessments conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to inform the 2017–2025 passenger vehicle fuel economy and...
Published 2016.10.28: Publication

Transmissions

In the technology analyses for the 2025 corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic and Safety...
Published 2016.10.26: Publication

Statement in front of U.S. House of Representatives subcommittees

On September 22, 2016 the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a joint hearing on the “Midterm Review and Update on the Corporate Average...
Published 2016.10.05: News

Automotive thermal management technology

Thermal management techniques are critical to the robust and efficient performance of conventional and electrified vehicles. Thermal management systems not only support reduction of emissions in...
Published 2016.10.04: Publication

Comments on TAR for MY 2022–2025 LDV GHG emissions and CAFE standards

ICCT comments to the U.S. EPA, CARB, and NHTSA on the Midterm Evaluation Draft Technical Assessment Report for model year 2022–2025 light duty vehicle GHG emissions and CAFE standards. View on...
Published 2016.09.28: News

Critiquing the new CAR study: Crippling flaws in both cost and benefit analyses [press statement]

23 September 2016—Automotive technology expert John German, Senior Fellow/U.S. Co-Lead at The International Council on Clean Transportation, was critical of a new report from the Center for...
Published 2016.09.26: News

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