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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.


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
We’ve argued elsewhere (see here and
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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
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I read Henry Paulson’s Sunday New York Times op-ed on the climate crisis and
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A workshop focused on the approval of policies concerning efficiency standards, greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants for new light duty vehicles in North America.

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
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Last Thursday, the National Research Council published its interim report on technologies and strategies for reducing the fuel consumption and
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Explains how compliance credit trading under the US CAFE standard is managed and executed in practice.

Publication: Briefing
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.
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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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