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Survey of how features of Class 7 and 8 tractor trucks are specified for purchase in Canada and the United States

Summarizes existing regulatory practices and develops design principles to adapt vehicle efficiency standards in the 2020–2030 time frame to enable a transition to zero-emission vehicles over the 2030–2050 time frame

New standards to reduce emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles is part of Canada’s economy-wide commitment to reduce GHG emissions 30% by 2030.

2014.07.17

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 efficiency gains from technology improvements.

Publication: White paper
2014.07.08
We’ve argued elsewhere (see here and
Blog Post
2014.07.03
While most of the world follows Europe’s conventional pollution emission standards, and pays great attention to Europe’s CO2 standards for passenger vehicles, Europe has been surprisingly slow to act on heavy-duty vehicle CO
Blog Post
2014.06.26
I read Henry Paulson’s Sunday New York Times op-ed on the climate crisis and
Blog Post
2014.06.19

A workshop focused on the approval of policies concerning efficiency standards, greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants for new light duty vehicles in North America.

Event
2014.04.09
In case you missed it, the National Research Council just weighed in on a few hot items related to the in-development “Phase II” heavy-duty vehicl
Blog Post
2014.04.09
Last Thursday, the National Research Council published its interim report on technologies and strategies for reducing the fuel consumption and
Blog Post
2014.03.07

Explains how compliance credit trading under the US CAFE standard is managed and executed in practice.

Publication: Briefing
2014.02.20
Yesterday, the three political leaders of North America, President Peña Nieto, President Obama, and Prime Minister Harper, met to discuss ways in which their countries could work better together.
Blog Post
2014.02.19
Well, the last month has been a nice little run on the heavy-duty vehicle efficiency front in the U.S.
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