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The steady growth in freight transport by truck presents a challenge to efforts at reducing hazardous air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Though most countries have fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles, as of 2011 only Japan and the United States have set efficiency and GHG emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles.

Most heavy-duty vehicles are powered by diesel engines that, without pollution controls, can emit high levels of other pollutants that contribute to global warming  and local air pollution.  For example, uncontrolled diesel vehicles produce high levels of particulate matter, a fraction of which has a warming effect, and nitrogen oxides, which are an ingredient of ozone (also known as smog), an important greenhouse gas. These pollutants are associated with bronchitis, asthma, and other lung diseases, and are responsible for millions of premature deaths worldwide. In 2013, the World Health Organization classified diesel exhaust as carcinogenic to humans, based on evidence of an increase in lung cancer after long-term exposure.

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Mexico’s Heavy-duty Emission Standards (NOM 044)
Results, methods, and underlying assumptions of an ICCT analysis conducted to support the decision-making process for updating NOM 044, demonstrating the cost-effectiveness of matching EPA 2010 or Euro VI requirements to reduce...
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Integrating trailers into HDV regulation: Benefit-cost analysis
Builds on recent research on the integration of trailers into HDV fuel consumption and GHG emissions regulations to conclude that the U.S. Phase 2 rule presents an opportunity to capture substantial and highly cost-effective...
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广东省实施国5/V和国6/VI汽车排放标准的成本收益分析
本报告已提交环境保护部机动车排污监控中心和广东省环境保护厅。报告分析了广东省实施国5/V汽车排放标准的成本效益可行性,以及实施世界级别的国6/VI汽车排放标准的长期需求。
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The Staff

Fanta Kamakaté
Fanta Kamakaté
Chief Program Officer
Nic Lutsey
Nic Lutsey
Program Director / US Co-Lead
Rachel Muncrief
Rachel Muncrief
Heavy-Duty Vehicles Lead
Benjamin Sharpe
Benjamin Sharpe
Senior Researcher / Canada Lead