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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

U.S. efficiency and greenhouse gas emission regulations for model year 2018-2027 heavy-duty vehicles, engines, and trailers

On August 16, 2016 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the final rulemaking for heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and greenhouse...
Published 2016.08.25: Publication

Assessment of Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Emissions: Implications and Policy Recommendations

Recent assessments indicate that natural gas vehicles could constitute up to 20 percent of the new 2025 heavy-duty vehicle market, potentially displacing a significant number of diesel vehicles....
Published 2015.07.30: Publication

U.S. efficiency and greenhouse gas emission regulations for MY 2018–2027 heavy-duty vehicles, engines, and trailers

On June 19, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly proposed new standards to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas...
Published 2015.06.25: Publication

Heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency simulation: A comparison of US and EU tools

Vehicle simulation tools can enable a reliable estimation of the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles while eliminating undesirable sources of variation, such as driver behavior or the influence...
Published 2015.05.11: Publication

Cost effectiveness of advanced efficiency technologies for long-haul tractor-trailers in the 2020–2030 timeframe

As U.S. regulatory agencies work on the second phase of heavy-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel-efficiency standards, a key question concerns the payback periods of various...
Published 2015.04.21: Publication

Advanced tractor-trailer efficiency technology potential in the 2020–2030 timeframe

As U.S. regulatory agencies work on the second phase of heavy-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) and efficiency standards, one key issue is understanding how available and emerging technologies might...
Published 2015.04.20: Publication

Regulatory considerations for advancing commercial pickup and van efficiency technology in the United States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration are at work on the second phase of greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and...
Published 2015.04.20: Publication

Heavy-duty vehicle diesel engine efficiency evaluation and energy audit

A main input for vehicle efficiency simulation tools is a fuel consumption map that characterizes the efficiency of the engine at its various operational points. This work provides a complete engine...
Published 2014.12.10: Publication

Comparative assessment of heavy-duty vehicle regulatory design options for U.S. greenhouse gas and efficiency regulation

As regulatory agencies in the U.S. work on the second phase of heavy-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) and efficiency standards, one of the key decisions they face concerns the regulatory...
Published 2014.10.29: Publication

Stakeholder workshop report on tractor-trailer efficiency technology, 2015-2030

This report, based on a July 2014 workshop, updates conventional wisdom on available technologies that offer the potential to increase tractor-trailer efficiency in the 2015-2030 timeframe. The...
Published 2014.08.28: Publication

Integrating trailers into HDV regulation: Benefit-cost analysis

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation are deliberating on a second phase of regulations to increase the efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles. One of the...
Published 2014.07.17: Publication

The U.S. SuperTruck Program: Expediting development of advanced HDV efficiency technologies

Heavy-duty vehicles constitute the largest or second largest source of transport-sector carbon emissions in every major economy around the world. The fuel use of these vehicles, and hence their...
Published 2014.06.10: Publication

Integrating trailers into the U.S. Phase 2 HDV efficiency rule

This paper, “Recommendations for regulatory design, testing, and certification for integrating trailers into the Phase 2 U.S. heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas regulation,”...
Published 2014.02.18: Publication

Costs and adoption rates of fuel-saving trailer technologies

This study, “Costs and adoption rates of fuel-saving technologies for trailers in the North American on-road freight sector,” is the outcome of a 2013 collaboration between the ICCT and the North...
Published 2014.02.18: Publication

Barriers to adoption of fuel-efficiency technologies in the North American on-road freight sector

This study paves new ground in its diverse, expansive coverage of the Class 7 and 8 tractor-trailer fleet. Using phone, focus group, and on-line survey methods, the authors interviewed nearly 1,900...
Published 2013.07.29: Publication

Trailer technologies for increased HDV efficiency

Improving the efficiency of tractor-trailers is critical to reducing air pollution and climate impacts in the transportation sector. There are a number of different strategies for reducing fuel use...
Published 2013.07.03: Publication

Certification procedures for advanced technology heavy-duty vehicles

  Worldwide, commercial vehicles are a growing contributor to air pollution, fuel consumption, and global-warming emissions in the on-road transportation sector. As with passenger vehicles, there...
Published 2012.02.15: Publication

Evolution of heavy-duty vehicle GHG and fuel economy standards

Abbreviated version of presentation originally delivered at the Asilomar Conference "Rethinking Energy and Climate Strategies for Transportation," September 1, 2011. View it on Slideshare More from...
Published 2012.02.01: Publication