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Low-carbon technology pathways for soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities

Urban transit bus fleets are a significant source of air pollutant emissions, including black carbon, a harmful ultrafine particle and potent short-lived climate pollutant. Transit bus fleets are...
Published 2017.08.31: Publication

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

2017 Global update: Light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards

Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles (LDVs) have progressed significantly in a little more than a decade. Ten years ago, only four governments had...
Published 2017.06.23: 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

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

A surprising key to unlocking the electric vehicle market: Utilities

There’s no doubt about it: Electric vehicles are on the rise. But for every story about the inevitability of electric vehicles, there’s another one about the barriers. Cost, charging, and consumer... One increasingly important – and perhaps unexpected – leader in the quest to figure things out may be your local electric power utility. Utilities are starting to see how the flexibility of electric...
Published 2017.03.21: Blog Post

Market analysis of heavy-duty commercial trailers in Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) commissioned this commercial trailer market study along with a previous research project to investigate the costs and adoption rates of heavy-duty...
Published 2017.03.09: Publication

Canada’s hot and heavy (duty) GHG proposal

Hot off the press: this past Saturday the Canadian government released its proposed regulation for heavy-duty vehicle greenhouse gas standards. This is Phase 2 of the regulation. Phase 1 was... This past Saturday the Canadian government released its proposed regulation for HDV GHG standards. Three things that caught our eye right away: the benefits exceed costs by nearly 3-to-1, fuel...
Published 2017.03.09: Blog Post

Literature review on power utility best practices regarding electric vehicles

This literature review analyzes current practices of electric power utilities to plan for the increased deployment of electric vehicles. The review summarizes a wide array of projects, initiatives,...
Published 2017.02.14: 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

A global strategy to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles

Diesel engines power the dominant share of goods movement, construction equipment, and public transport vehicles in the global economy. This report presents a global strategy to reduce fine...
Published 2016.11.28: Publication

Evolution of incentives to sustain the transition to a global electric vehicle fleet

This report assesses near-term electric vehicle market trends to inform on how governments might optimally evolve their electric vehicle incentive programs to sustain market growth. We analyze...
Published 2016.11.16: Publication

The world turns to electric vehicles

It seems the world can’t shift quickly enough to electric vehicles. Within the past few months there has been a steady drumbeat of stories about possible bans on combustion vehicles, prompting calls... Progression to a robust electric vehicle market is happening, and the world is turning, but the question that remains is how fast? And the answer largely depends on if everyone – governments,...
Published 2016.06.22: Blog Post

Principles for effective electric vehicle incentive design

Faced with declining air quality and their own climate goals, many governments around the world have sought to accelerate the market for electric vehicles. There are various tools used by the...
Published 2016.06.22: Publication

The European Union’s leadership void on heavy-duty vehicle GHG standards

Many countries around the world look to Europe as a guiding example for vehicle and fuel environmental policy. For the past 20 years, India, China, Russia, Australia, Thailand, and S. Korea (to cite... If the European Comission persists in its indecision around GHG regulation for HDVs, they risk falling behind the US and other countries in HDV efficiency technology development and deployment. 
Published 2016.06.13: Blog Post

Review and evaluation of vehicle fuel efficiency labeling and consumer information programs

Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Labeling (VFEL) is used by numerous countries worldwide to improve the fuel efficiency of their transport fleets. The theory behind VFEL is that better-informed consumers are...
Published 2016.01.27: 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

Policies to reduce fuel consumption, air pollution, and carbon emissions from vehicles in G20 nations

The transport sector consumes more than half of global oil production, and releases nearly a quarter of all anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Motor vehicles and engines contribute to ambient...
Published 2015.06.08: Publication

Arctic shipping, one-hit-wonder?

The 2015 Arctic shipping season is just around the corner. A fairly lackluster 2014 season left some wondering if all the excitement about the Arctic becoming the shipping route of the next century... Despite the fairly lackluster 2014 shipping season and uncertainty on what’s in store for the 2015 season, every indication points to increased activity in the Arctic, and we need to do more to...
Published 2015.06.04: Blog Post

Costs and adoption rates of fuel-saving technologies for trailers in the Canadian on-road freight sector

This report, “Costs and adoption rates of fuel-saving technologies for trailers in the Canadian on-road freight sector,” is the outcome of a collaboration between the ICCT and Pollution Probe, a...
Published 2015.02.11: Publication

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