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Evaluates the European Commission’s version of the proposed EU new motor vehicle type-approval framework, where it relates to market surveillance activities, and proposes specific ways in which it could be strengthened.

Provides background information and a detailed overview of the RDE legislation, as well as a discussion of its strengths and areas for improvement.

Examines the potential impact of the EU’s real-driving emissions regulation and ICCT’s proposed modifications on real-world emission factors of new diesel cars and projected passenger car fleet NOX emissions in the EU through 2030.

2017.07.13

Evaluates the European Commission’s version of the proposed EU new motor vehicle type-approval framework, where it relates to market surveillance activities, and proposes specific ways in which it could be strengthened.

Publication: Briefing
2017.01.30
The news earlier this month that the U.S.
Blog Post
2017.01.12

Provides background information and a detailed overview of the RDE legislation, as well as a discussion of its strengths and areas for improvement.

Publication: Policy update
2017.01.12

Examines the potential impact of the EU’s real-driving emissions regulation and ICCT’s proposed modifications on real-world emission factors of new diesel cars and projected passenger car fleet NOX emissions in the EU through 2030.

Publication: White paper
2016.11.14

Summarizes results from on-road testing of seven Euro 6-regulated gasoline and diesel vehicles carried out by Emissions Analytics between 2015 and 2016 concerning emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and particulates.

Publication: Consultant report
2016.08.12

Legal note from Défense Terre analyzing the U.S. vehicle emissions regulation and associated guidance documentation and proposing areas where the European Union's type approval framework text could benefit from improved language.

Publication: Consultant report
2016.06.15
A little while ago I blogged about the widespread practice by automakers in the EU of reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissio
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2016.05.12
Ever since the VW defeat device scandal broke last September, the big question has been: Are other manufacturers also using defeat devices?
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2016.04.28
Conclusively determining whether or not a vehicle has a defeat device to circumvent emissions tests is difficult. Really difficult.
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