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Early Christmas present to the car industry, or lump of coal? The European Commission regulatory proposal for reducing new vehicle CO2 emissions post-2020

The timing was chosen carefully. The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) had just started in Bonn, Germany, when the European Commission revealed its regulatory proposal for reducing CO2 emissions from...A first reaction to the European Commission's proposal, released yesterday, for extending the new-car and light-commercial vehicle CO2 emissions standards out to 2030.
Published 2017.11.09: Blog Post

Real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high

Discrepancy between passenger vehicle type-approval test results and in-use fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at 42 per cent, with first indications of a possible slowdown in the...
Published 2017.11.05: News

2020-2030 CO2 standards for new cars and light-commercial vehicles in the European Union

New passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles (vans) in the European Union are subject to mandatory carbon dioxide standards until 2020–2021. The European Commission, European Parliament, and EU...
Published 2017.10.26: Publication

Addressing misconceptions surrounding light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards

This briefing addresses several common misconceptions about light-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards. The focus of this briefing is on Australia’s proposed light-vehicle CO2...
Published 2017.10.12: Publication

CO2 reduction technologies for the European car and van fleet, a 2025–2030 assessment

When the European Union (EU) introduced its first set of mandatory new vehicle CO2 standards in 2009, for passenger cars, and 2011, for light commercial vehicles, vehicle mass was chosen as a utility...
Published 2017.10.10: Publication

Boeing, GE, and ICCT makes three!

It’s been a dizzying couple of weeks for those (admittedly few) of us who work on aircraft emissions. Two weeks ago last Friday, the Center for Biological Diversity announced that it had sent the U.S...Next year, EPA has the chance to propose an ambitious GHG standard for aircraft to promote low carbon aviation. It alluded to the possibility of going further than the UN’s weak recommendations in...
Published 2017.10.02: Blog Post

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

Italy’s car market needs to make a U-turn

Between minuscule electric vehicle (EV) sales, growing diesel shares, and Italian carmakers’ struggle to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, Italy seems to be heading in the...Between minuscule electric vehicle (EV) sales, growing diesel shares, and Italian carmakers’ struggle to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, there is no doubt that Italy is...
Published 2017.09.18: Blog Post

A roadmap for heavy-duty engine CO2 standards within the European Union framework

Four countries—Japan, the United States, Canada, and China—now have CO2 or efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). The United States and Canada have separate engine standards in addition...
Published 2017.09.04: 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

Certification of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of on-road heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union

On May 11, 2017, during the 67th meeting of the Technical Committee—Motor Vehicles, member states of the European Union unanimously adopted a draft implementing act put forward by the European...
Published 2017.08.01: Publication

Fuel efficiency technology in European heavy-duty vehicles: Baseline and potential for the 2020–2030 timeframe

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 emissions. Their share...
Published 2017.07.16: Publication

Like magic! How to make high vehicle CO2 emissions simply disappear

Ask people on the streets in Germany who they think is the most famous magician ever, and the name you would probably hear most is David Copperfield. Almost everyone knows him and is fascinated by...On June 26, the BMVI finally published the CO2 measurement results we had been waiting for. But in the interim the Ministry re-tested 29 of the original vehicle models. Only a subset of those results...
Published 2017.07.03: Blog Post

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 Civil Aviation Organization’s Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

On October 6, 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) finalized the details of a market-based measure (MBM) to offset most of the growth in aviation carbon dioxide emissions...
Published 2017.02.13: 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 that...
Published 2017.01.25: Publication

Anspruchsvolle CO2-Zielwerte für neue Pkw technisch und ökonomisch erreichbar – Fahrzeughersteller können von Elektromobilität profitieren

Ein CO2-Zielwert von 70 Gramm pro Kilometer (g/km) für das Jahr 2025 ist auch ohne eine große Anzahl an Elektrofahrzeugen erreichbar und wäre mit deutlichen Kraftstoffeinsparungen für Autofahrer...
Published 2016.11.21: News

Deeper reductions in car CO2 emissions are both technologically feasible and economical, especially if manufacturers promote electric drive—study [press release]

A CO2 target of 70 g/km for new cars in the EU could be met with very little electrification and with an average payback period of less than 4 years. But transitioning soon to electric drive could...
Published 2016.11.21: News

2020–2030 CO2 standards for new cars and light-commercial vehicles in the European Union

The European Commission is preparing to extend the European Union's CO2 emissions regulation for passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles out to 2025–2030. This briefing paper presents a concise...
Published 2016.11.21: Publication

CO2 reduction technologies for the European car and van fleet: A 2025-2030 assessment

This paper describes the methodology behind and the results obtained by a study to develop CO2 cost curves for the European passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in 2025–2030, and to...
Published 2016.11.21: Publication

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