“[Passenger vehicle efficiency technology] costs continue to decrease, proving that previous estimates, including those made by the federal regulatory agencies, have been too conservative. . . . Including these latest efficiency developments, compliance costs for the adopted 2025 standards will be 34%–40% lower than projected in the latest U.S. midterm evaluation regulatory analysis.”

Efficiency technology and cost assessment
for U.S. 2025–2030 LDV

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Recent Publications


2018.11.08 | Briefing

Estimates the cost-effectiveness, greenhouse gas savings, and additional technical potential for using renewable methane from sustainable feedstocks in France, Italy, and Spain in 2030

2018.11.05 | Working paper

Identifies the 25 cities worldwide with the highest electric vehicle uptake through 2017, and discusses the policies, actions, and infrastructure that have enabled this success

2018.10.30 | Briefing

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  • Failure to Launch: Why Advanced Biorefineries Are So Slow to Ramp Up Production

    Despite claims that advanced biofuels are just a few years away from commercialization, existing projects struggle to reach their nominal capacity.

  • Short-term barriers to energy cropping

    An essential step to reliably scaling advanced biofuel across the transportation sector and beyond is ensuring the availability of feedstocks.

  • Renewable gas is a distraction for Europe

    The European gas industry argues we should continue using natural gas infrastructure and vehicles because the European Union’s gas supply can be transformed to a fully renewable resource by 2050. Is this really possible?

  • Kinks in the pipeline: A survey of downstream alternative jet fuels challenges

    Although touted by some as necessary to decarbonize the aviation sector, logistics are still an issue for alternative jet fuels.

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