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Costs and benefits of shore power at the port of Shenzhen

China is home to seven of the world’s ten largest and busiest container ports. While these ports bring an economic benefit to China, they also bring shipping-related emissions. Studies conducted in...
Published 2015.12.28: Publication

The European Real-Driving Emissions Regulation

Beginning in 2017, the European Union’s emissions type-approval procedure for passenger cars will include a new Real-Driving Emissions (RDE) test conducted using on-board portable emissions...
Published 2015.12.28: Publication

Methodological notes: Global vehicle sales database

Over the past decade, a number of markets have adopted regulations to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases and conventional pollutants from light-duty vehicles (LDVs) and heavy-...
Published 2015.12.18: Publication

Naughty or nice? Automakers and US efficiency standards

Well, it’s that time of year again! No, no, not the holidays. It’s that time of year when the U.S. EPA releases authoritative information on how the automakers are doing in meeting their carbon... Helping out old St. Nick, as he's making his list and checking it twice, with the new vehicle efficiency data in the EPA’s 2015 Trends and Manufacturer Performance reports.
Published 2015.12.17: Blog Post

Final EPA rule for Renewable Fuel Standard 2014–2016 volumes

On November 30, 2015 EPA released its final rule for volume standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program in 2014-2016 as well as the biomass-based diesel volume for 2017. This final rule...
Published 2015.12.11: Publication

Going electric: A future with billions of tons less carbon

With over a million electric vehicles now on the world's roads, and the Paris Climate Summit nearing a much-anticipated climate deal, it’s a good moment to contemplate the potential of EVs as one of... The potential is there to halve transport carbon emissions in 2050 and bring the sector in line with 2°C climate stabilization scenarios.
Published 2015.12.11: Blog Post

Crude oil greenhouse gas emissions calculation methodology for the Fuel Quality Directive

In 2009, the European Union (EU) amended the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) to introduce a target for European transport fuel suppliers to reduce the life cycle carbon intensity of their fuel by at...
Published 2015.12.04: 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

Global climate change mitigation potential from a transition to electric vehicles

Many governments have announced climate change mitigation commitments that include national or regional commitments to reduce their carbon emissions in the 2025–2035 timeframe. These commitments...
Published 2015.12.02: Publication

Krisis, the Greek goddess of decreasing vehicle CO2 emissions

This week we published the 2015/16 edition of the European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook. I first reviewed a draft of this new publication some time ago, during a visit to my hometown in... What has happened to all the huge SUVs that used to lurk in the streets of Thessaloniki? Where are all the noisy sport cars?
Published 2015.11.25: Blog Post

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

Pinpointing weaknesses in Europe's vehicle emissions testing scheme to point the way toward a more effective and robust program [press release]

A side-by-side comparison of the vehicle emissions testing arrangements in the United States and the European Union vividly demonstrates the consequences of a lack of crucial checks and balances in...
Published 2015.11.23: News

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

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

Transatlantic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2014

This report compares the fuel efficiency, and therefore carbon intensity, of the top 20 airlines on transatlantic routes between North America and Europe in 2014. It is the first analysis to combine...
Published 2015.11.16: Publication

Brazil passenger vehicle market statistics

This study details vehicle characteristics, technology adoption, and energy consumption for passenger vehicles – automobiles, sport utility vehicles, pick-up trucks, and minivans – sold in Brazil in...
Published 2015.11.11: Publication

Brazil's Inovar-Auto fiscal incentive program updates

In October 2012, the Brazilian government approved by decree a new program to encourage vehicle technology innovation. Inovar-Auto fosters industrial competitiveness by encouraging automakers to...
Published 2015.11.11: Publication

Effects of off-cycle credits on passenger vehicle efficiency in Brazil

In October 2012, Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) approved a policy to foster vehicle technology innovation and industrial competitiveness. Inovar-Auto provides...
Published 2015.11.11: Publication

Constant-speed fuel consumption testing of heavy-duty vehicles in India

As policymakers in India deliberate on how best to design a regulation to improve the efficiency of new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), one of the most critical issues is what test methods and duty...
Published 2015.11.09: Publication

Review of Beijing's comprehensive motor vehicle emission control programs

Transportation is a key contributor to air pollution in urban areas. Beijing, a city with historically poor air quality, has implemented new standards and programs to combat vehicular emissions....
Published 2015.11.05: Publication

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