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Zero emission buses are worth reaching for, but emission performance standards are the low-hanging fruit

Sales of battery electric buses (BEBs) are surging in major cities around the world. Los Angeles, California committed to shift its 2,200 bus fleet to zero-emission buses (including BEBs) by 2030,...Sales of battery electric buses are surging, yet a complete technology transition won't happen overnight. Meanwhile, tightening emission standards on conventionally powered buses would have immediate...
Published 2017.11.16: Blog Post

ICCT wins 2017 Climate and Clean Air Award for Transformative Action

Bonn, November 12, 2017: The 2017 Climate and Clean Air Award for Transformative Action has gone to the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), for its initiative to conduct checks of...
Published 2017.11.12: News

Legislative do over creates opportunity for clean bus transition in São Paulo

On September 12, 2017, the Climate Committee of São Paulo approved a proposed amendment to Article 50 of the city’s Climate Change Law, one of several proposals now under discussion to improve the...São Paulo’s clean bus transition has been delayed for long enough. The negotiations of the Article 50 amendment provide an opportunity for policymakers to put the city back on the right path for...
Published 2017.10.23: Blog Post

Accelerating deployment of soot-free bus rapid transit fleets

The Soot-Free Urban Bus Fleets Project aims to secure commitments in 20 megacities to shift new bus procurements to the cleanest bus engine technology. ICCT Clean Air Program Lead Ray Minjares will...
Published 2017.10.18: Event

Clean urban bus fleets — Industry partnership and city action

ICCT Clean Air Program Lead Ray Minjares will present on the recent activities of the CCAC Soot-Free Urban Bus Fleets Project, including the Global Industry Partnership on Soot Free Clean Bus Fleets...
Published 2017.10.13: Event

Financing the transition to soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities

This report addresses the opportunities for facilitating, and the barriers to financing, the transition to soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities. A soot-free engine is any diesel or alternative...
Published 2017.10.11: Publication

Bus manufacturers commit to bring cleaner 'soot-free' buses to 20 megacities

Paris, France (27 September 2017) — Four of the world’s largest bus and engine manufacturers have committed today to make it easier for major cities to purchase buses equipped with low emissions...
Published 2017.09.27: News

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

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

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

New study quantifies global health, environmental impacts of excess nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles

Diesel vehicles in major markets produce over 50% more NOx than official certification limits indicate Study links these excess NOx emissions to ~38,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2015—mostly in...
Published 2017.05.15: News

Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental tradeoffs

The use of heavy fuel oil (HFO)—the leftover residues from the crude oil refining process—as a marine fuel poses serious environmental and economic risks, especially in ecologically sensitive areas...
Published 2017.04.18: Publication

A sneak preview of future stages of Indian emission standards for non-road engines reveals a tractor-sized loophole

In January, the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) published a booklet summarizing Indian emissions regulations for transportation sources. It is a particularly valuable resource for...In short, it’s welcome news that Indian regulators have set their sights on catching up with best-practice emissions standards for non-road engines. Here’s hoping that in aiming for that goal in 2025...
Published 2017.04.06: Blog Post

Identifying clean vehicles to improve air quality in Paris and London [press statement]

(29 March 2017) The International Council on Clean Transportation is honored to be asked to collaborate with the cities of Paris and London, together with C40 Cities, the FIA Foundation, and others,...
Published 2017.03.29: News

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 that...
Published 2017.01.25: Publication

Beyond hazardous

In Beijing, air pollution is once again off the charts. The first red alert of the winter was issued in December while I was there, and the heavy smog (mixed with apparently hazardous fog) is now...In Beijing, air pollution is once again off the charts. The air-quality challenge is exacerbated by geographical and meteorological conditions, but the human-made pollution is anything but a natural...
Published 2017.01.04: Blog Post

Evaluation of emission-control scenarios for agricultural tractors and construction equipment

The market for agricultural tractors and construction equipment in India is growing rapidly. Without further regulatory action to control emissions from these sources, they are expected to surpass on...
Published 2016.12.23: 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

European Stage V non-road emission standards

The European Commission has proposed the world’s toughest emission standards for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), such as construction equipment, railroad engines, inland waterway vessels, and off-...
Published 2016.11.21: Publication

Brazil’s vehicle fleet renewal program should aim to benefit from others' successes, and their mistakes

As Brazil’s economic crisis drags on, the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) has begun to talk up a road vehicle scrappage program as a means of stimulating production in the...Explains why first-phase fleet renewal program in Brazil could be most effective if it focused on removing old diesel heavy trucks and buses from the roads, in particular those older than 14 years...
Published 2016.11.10: Blog Post

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