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The art of cooking popcorn and the 2013 EU statistical pocketbook

Futurist Lars Thomsen gave a speech at the AVL “Engine & Environment” conference in September that has drawn quite a bit of favorable attention (like here). Thomsen has a lot of interesting...Some highlights from the new edition of our annual profile of the European vehicle market.
Published 2013.10.28: Blog Post

Full-throttle into the future: New data should turbocharge cars CO2 debate

Statistics confirm what personal observation suggests: Efficient vehicles are available today in Europe in significant and growing numbers. And for that reason, the CO2 emissions targets for 2020...
Published 2013.10.28: News

Integrating electric vehicles with the grid

Summarizes a study of key drivers of electric vehicle adoption, with an emphasis on vehicle-charging scenarios and infrastructure and an eye toward identifying options that can maximize benefits from...
Published 2013.09.23: Publication

Zero-emission trucks: An overview of the state-of-the-art

Battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks could be feasible in Europe within little more than a decade, concludes this study commissioned by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), and...
Published 2013.07.19: Publication

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle infrastructure

This informal workshop addressed global challenges and opportunities for the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure to support the early commercial fuel cell electric vehicle market. A number of...
Published 2012.10.13: Event

Calculating electric drive vehicle GHG emissions

Calculating the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production of electricity and hydrogen used to power electric drive vehicles is important for understanding the role such vehicles...
Published 2012.08.24: Publication

The Rise and Fall (and Rise, and Fall) of Electric Vehicles

The Center for Automotive Research in Michigan recently cancelled its 2012 annual electric vehicle conference, with the conference co-director stating “We see the hype and the activity, but there...Opinions regarding the future of electric vehicles cycle between periods of enthusiastic optimism and bouts of near despair. For those new to the conversation some history is in order. 
Published 2012.06.14: Blog Post

GHG reduction potential and costs of LDV technologies, II

Second in a workshop series for regulators, manufacturers, fleets, academics and NGOs to discuss greenhouse gas reduction potential for light-duty vehicles and projected technology costs in the 2020–...
Published 2012.05.01: Event

How low will the cost of hybrids go?

  There's a good post on Green Car Congress summarizing ICCT senior fellow John German's talk at the SAE Hybrid Vehicle Symposium last week. The gist: Future improvements in P2 hybrid systems should...A good post on Green Car Congress summarizing ICCT senior fellow John German's talk at the SAE Hybrid Vehicle Symposium last week.
Published 2012.02.27: Blog Post

Webinar: EU vehicle market (15 Feb.)

On 15 February 2012 at 1300 GMT the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership will host a one-hour webinar by the ICCT's regional lead for Europe, Peter Mock, on the technical and environmental characteristics...
Published 2012.02.09: Event

Statement on Chevy Volt fires, 25 January 2012

ICCT Senior Fellow John German's testimony to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight & Government Spending on the Chevy Volt fires, "Volt Vehicle Fires: What Did NHTSA Know...
Published 2012.01.27: News

GHG reduction potential and costs of light-duty vehicle technologies

Update: A second workshop is scheduled for 27 April 2012. See here for details and registration. This public workshop brings together regulators, manufacturers, fleets, academics and NGOs to discuss...
Published 2012.01.19: Event

CARB: Proposed Modifications to CA’s Zero Emission Vehicle Program

On December 7, 2011 the California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff released a staff report outlining proposed modifications to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program as part of the Advanced Clean...
Published 2011.12.27: Publication

Hydrogen Fuel Vehicles Infrastructure

  The ICCT brought together a diverse group of stakeholders and outside experts on July 22, 2011 in San Francisco to brainstorm ways to fund hydrogen fueling infrastructure in California. The group...
Published 2011.07.22: Event

Vehicle electrification: An international perspective

Vehicle Electrification- an International Perspective View more presentations.
Published 2011.07.07: Publication

Electric drive vehicles in EU

  On June 30, 2011 the ICCT, with the help of CE Delft, organized a workshop in Brussels on accounting for electric drive vehicles in the context of European CO2 emission legislation. Twenty five...
Published 2011.06.30: Event

Vehicle electrification policy study: Task 4 — Complementary policies

Transforming the passenger and light-duty vehicle fleet into one more heavily reliant on electric vehicles will demand collaboration among government, industry, other stakeholders, and the public—no...
Published 2011.03.10: Publication

Vehicle electrification policy study: Task 2 — Metrics

Transforming the passenger and light-duty vehicle fleet into one more heavily reliant on electric vehicles will demand collaboration among government, industry, other stakeholders, and the public—no...
Published 2011.03.10: Publication

Vehicle electrification policy study: Task 1 — Technology status

Transforming the passenger and light-duty vehicle fleet into one more heavily reliant on electric vehicles will demand collaboration among government, industry, other stakeholders, and the public—no...
Published 2011.03.10: Publication

Chart of the day: Electric cars, 1860–2008

Trends in the occurrence of the phrase “electric car” in English-language books in the Google database since 1860.   Original Google Ngram is here.Trends in the occurrence of the phrase “electric car” in English-language books in the Google database since 1860.
Published 2010.12.29: Blog Post

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