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Transparency of data in the regulation of vehicle emissions in the European Union and United States

Compliance testing and related activities generate a significant amount of data and information on new and in-use vehicles. By making the data and information freely available to the public,...
Published 2017.09.05: 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...
Published 2017.07.03: Blog Post

Subsidy fraud leads to reforms for China’s EV market

As the largest auto market in the world, China has been committed to promoting electric vehicles (EVs) since 2009; the country aims to have 5 million EVs on Chinese roads by 2020. To reach this... Policy adjustments, created largely in response to the high-profile subsidy fraud scandal, mark major reforms for China’s EV market. As an old Chinese saying goes, “A loss may turn out to be a gain...
Published 2017.05.30: Blog Post

Global webinar on 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

A historical review of the U.S. vehicle emission compliance program and emission recall cases

Emission recalls are a critical aspect of vehicle emission compliance and enforcement programs. An emission recall is a repair, adjustment, or modification program conducted by a manufacturer to...
Published 2017.04.12: Publication

U.S. EPA recall program for light-duty vehicles and light-duty trucks

A recall program remains one of the most powerful tools to ensure that in-use vehicles remain in compliance. With many countries now thinking about the compliance and enforcement aspects of their...
Published 2017.02.08: Publication

Proposed temporary management regulation for corporate average fuel consumption and new-energy vehicle credits for new passenger cars in China

On September 22, 2016, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed a Temporary Management Regulation for Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) and New-Energy Vehicle...
Published 2016.10.06: Publication

Statement vor Abgas-Untersuchungsausschuss im Deutschen Bundestag

Ein Untersuchungsausschuss des Deutschen Bundestags geht seit September 2016 der Frage nach, inwieweit die Bundesregierung Kenntnis über die zunehmende Diskrepanz zwischen offiziellen und realen...
Published 2016.09.28: News

Is Indonesia finally going in the right direction on palm oil?

For years we have wondered whether Indonesia would continue putting a priority on increasing use of palm-based biodiesel rather than on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserving forests and... If the government is really concerned about reducing GHG emissions by increasing use of biofuels, there is still time to make sure it includes sustainability clauses, for the environment and the...
Published 2016.08.26: Blog Post

Improving emission standards compliance with a defect reporting system for in-use passenger vehicles

An emission control defect reporting program is used in California to improve compliance with passenger vehicle emission standards. The defect reporting program was adopted by the California Air...
Published 2016.07.19: Publication

CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: Car manufacturers’ performance in 2015

This briefing paper summarizes and analyzes preliminary data for 2015 recently released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU. The EEA data show...
Published 2016.06.22: Publication

Assessing real-world CO2 emissions using simulation and PEMS data

The Real Driving Emissions (RDE) testing procedure will introduce on-road testing as well as not-to-exceed emission limits for new passenger cars in Europe. However, for the time being, these on-...
Published 2016.06.21: Publication

Opel's admissions of defeat device calibrations

A little while ago I blogged about the widespread practice by automakers in the EU of reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission controls at ambient temperatures below 10 °C–17 °C and after a hot restart... Opel admits to reducing vehicle emission controls based on conditions other than ambient temperature or restart. Opel says its “engines are in compliance” in Europe. But, once again, they would not...
Published 2016.06.15: Blog Post

On-board diagnostic (OBD) checks for inspection and maintenance in India

Poor air quality in India threatens the health of millions of people, and the country’s inspection and maintenance program, called Pollution Under Control (PUC), is struggling with outdated test...
Published 2016.06.07: Publication

Action plan for establishing ship emission control zones in China

On 4 December 2015, China’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) released an action plan for implementing Ship Emission Control Zones (ECZs) in three key coastal regions: the Yangtze River Delta Region (YRD...
Published 2016.05.27: Publication

Official vs. real-world road-load parameters in EU vehicle efficiency testing

On average, real-world fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new European passenger cars exceeded official vehicle type-approval values by approximately 40 percent in 2014. This paper shows that...
Published 2016.05.09: Publication

Proposed new type-approval system for motor vehicles in the European Union

On 27 January 2016, the European Commission (EC) put forward a proposal that, if approved by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, would make fundamental and far-reaching...
Published 2016.04.29: Publication

Defeat device testing in the EU: So far, not so good

Conclusively determining whether or not a vehicle has a defeat device to circumvent emissions tests is difficult. Really difficult. That is because a defeat device, as defined in EU regulation, is:... The post-VW vehicle testing by Germany, the UK, and France suggest that defeat devices are being employed in Europe that have yet to be detected. But further testing is needed if the goal is to...
Published 2016.04.28: Blog Post

First look: Results of post-VW diesel vehicle testing in France, UK

On April 7, the French government released initial results of the diesel emissions screening campaign it conducted in the wake of the revelations about VW's use of defeat devices. The UK and Germany... Further summary of initial results of diesel emissions screening tests being conducted in Europe in the wake of last year's revelations about VW's use of defeat devices.
Published 2016.04.28: Blog Post

First look: Results of the German transport ministry's post-VW vehicle testing

In September 2015, shortly after it became known that Volkswagen applied illegal defeat devices in some of its diesel vehicles, the German Ministry for Transport (BMVI) commissioned a series of... Germany, the UK, and France last week released results of testing they commenced after VW admitted to using defeat devices to circumvent emissions tests. The situation seems even worse than expected...
Published 2016.04.25: Blog Post

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