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Integrating electric vehicles within U.S. and European efficiency regulations

This paper assesses options for integrating electric vehicles within U.S. and European CO2 emission and efficiency regulations through 2030. The paper evaluates of future electric vehicle...
Published 2017.06.22: Publication

Consumer benefits of increased efficiency in 2025-2030 light-duty vehicles in the U.S.

This paper estimates consumer costs and benefits of increasingly efficient light-duty vehicles in 2025 to 2030. It considers the impacts of adopted 2025 standards and the potential extension of fuel...
Published 2017.06.21: 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

Designing from scratch: Maximizing aircraft fuel efficiency

Why aren’t we seeing more radically fuel-efficient aircraft, the way we're seeing more efficient cars and trucks? You can get a lot of different answers to that question, depending on who you ask. We... Why aren’t we seeing more radically fuel-efficient aircraft, the way we're seeing more efficient cars and trucks? You can get a lot of different answers to that question, depending on who you ask....
Published 2017.06.14: Blog Post

Diesel retrofit technologies and experience for on-road and off-road vehicles

Diesel engines are important power systems for on-road and off-road vehicles. These reliable, fuel-efficient, high-torque engines power the vast majority of the world’s heavy-duty trucks, buses, and...
Published 2017.06.13: 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

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

Subsidy fraud leads to reforms for China’s EV market

As the largest auto market in the world, China has been committed to promoting electric vehicles (EVs) since 2009; the country aims to have 5 million EVs on Chinese roads by 2020. To reach this... Policy adjustments, created largely in response to the high-profile subsidy fraud scandal, mark major reforms for China’s EV market. As an old Chinese saying goes, “A loss may turn out to be a gain...
Published 2017.05.30: Blog Post

Alternative jet fuel development and deployment in North America

International aviation GHG emissions from airline carriers based in Canada and the United States increased from 36.2 to 60.2 million tonnes (MtCO2e) per year from 1990 through 2015—and they are...
Published 2017.05.30: Publication

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

International competitiveness and the auto industry: What's the role of motor vehicle emission standards?

This paper reviews the political science, regulatory, and economics literature to illuminate the international competitiveness impacts of motor vehicle emission standards. The primary question the...
Published 2017.05.23: Publication

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

Evaluation of next-phase greenhouse gas regulations for passenger vehicles in Mexico

Stringent standards for passenger vehicle GHG emissions will help meet Mexico’s climate goals and increase energy security, and will have tremendous benefits for consumers and society alike....
Published 2017.05.19: Publication

Cost-benefit assessment of proposed China 6 emission standard for new light-duty vehicles

In May 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) released a proposal, “Limits and Measurement Methods for Emissions from Light-Duty Vehicles (LDVs),” also known as the China 6...
Published 2017.05.18: Publication

Comments on proposed regulations amending greenhouse gas emissions regulations and other regulations made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

ICCT public comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) on proposed regulations amending greenhouse gas emissions regulations and other regulations made under the Canadian Environmental...
Published 2017.05.18: News

Improving heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency in India

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) have completed a joint study examining the benefits and costs of fuel efficient...
Published 2017.05.17: Event

Adjustment to subsidies for new energy vehicles in China

On January 1, 2017, China implemented an updated subsidy program for battery electric vehicles (BEVs); plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), including extended range vehicles; and fuel cell...
Published 2017.05.17: Publication

Germany's G20 leadership could expand international cooperation on vehicle efficiency

Since Germany began its G20 presidency last December, the German leadership has made it clear that the energy sector is a top priority for 2017. The new Sustainability Working Group (SWG) has... At the next G20 Summit in July in Hamburg, Germany can lay the groundwork to achieve substantial energy savings and environmental benefits in three important ways.
Published 2017.05.17: Blog Post

Cities driving diesel out of the European car market

Diesel car registrations are down in Europe: March 2017 saw a 5-year low in France, Germany, Spain, and the UK, which together make up almost 60% of the European new car market. Dieselgate sparked... European governments have strong incentives to discourage diesel technology and national governments could face fines for failing to meet ambient air quality standards for NOx. As a result, several...
Published 2017.05.16: Blog Post

Impacts and mitigation of excess diesel NOx emissions in 11 major vehicle markets

Access publication here: Nature, 25 May 2017, doi:10.1038/nature22086 Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel cars, trucks, and buses are a major contributor to air pollution-related deaths...
Published 2017.05.15: Publication

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