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Should Peru implement a fuel economy feebate system?

Peru has the fastest growing passenger car fleet in Latin America, thanks to the country's strong economic growth. From 2005 to 2015, annual sales of passenger cars increased more than 9 times, a 25...Peru is committed to the Global Fuel Economy Initiative “100 for 50 by 50” campaign, and the Peruvian government intent on reducing vehicle fuel consumption. That may open policy windows to...
Published 2018.01.19: Blog Post

Mexico's LDV CO2 and fuel economy standards

On June 21, 2013, the Mexican government published final standards regulating CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new passenger vehicles, including cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs. The...
Published 2013.07.23: Publication

Global Fuel Economy Initiative's networking meeting

Materials from the GFEI's global networking meeting, held June 20 and 21 at UNEP's headquarters in Paris, are now online here. Quoting from the GFEI site's description of the event: [D]elegates...
Published 2013.06.25: News

Global transportation energy and climate roadmap

This report evaluates the impact of transportation policies on worldwide oil consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the potential for reductions in both out to 2030. It finds that...
Published 2012.12.01: Publication

Mexico light-duty vehicle CO2 and fuel economy standards

On July 12, 2012, the Government of Mexico officially published proposed regulations of CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new passenger vehicles—cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs—...
Published 2012.07.19: Publication

A shining example of interagency collaboration

Update: Download our policy summary here [PDF] The Mexican government has published the final proposal (Proyecto) for fuel economy / CO2 standards in the Diario Oficial de la Federación, along with...Mexico's proposed fuel-economy standards are available for public comment.
Published 2012.07.13: Blog Post

More on the need for fuel economy standards in Mexico

Mario Molina published an op-ed yesterday in the Universal, one of Mexico's leading newspapers, that deserves wider attention. Dr. Molina was one of three recipients of the 1995 Nobel Prize in...Nobel Laureate (and ICCT participant) Mario Molina highlights the economic and environmental need for Mexico to adopt passenger vehicle fuel economy standards in an El Universal op-ed.
Published 2012.06.14: Blog Post

Mexico's proposed fuel-economy standards: Short interview with John German

I spoke recently with ICCT senior fellow John German about the opportunities posed by harmonization of fuel economy standards throughout North America. It's a short "interview," about six minutes,...Conversation with ICCT senior fellow John German about the opportunities posed by harmonization of fuel economy standards throughout North America.
Published 2012.06.13: Blog Post

Mexico's groundbreaking fuel economy standards

Hot on the heels of passing a landmark climate bill which promises a 30% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 from business as usual, the Mexican government is proposing its first real measure to...Mexico's proposed fuel economy standards for LDVs will be the first in Latin America, and represent the first time North America will harmonize around a single set of vehicle standards.
Published 2012.05.24: Blog Post

Transportation efficiency in 2030

Transportation of people and goods currently contributes about a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and this share is growing. Unprecedented income and population growth in the...Modeling different transportation scenarios shows interesting trends in GHG emissions from transport through 2030 given the  "policy pipeline” in the world's largest vehicle markets.
Published 2012.04.27: Blog Post

Inertia classes proposal

Historically the weight of a vehicle was represented by hanging rotating inertia mass on a dynamometer. This approach required the use of discrete inertia classes and an upper limit for inertia mass...
Published 2011.06.17: Publication

Inertia classes in worldwide harmonized light vehicle test procedure (WLTP) development

The definition of vehicle weight used for testing procedures is an important decision when drafting the regulation on determining emission values under the WLTP. Currently, different inertia class...
Published 2011.05.18: Publication

Climate Change Mitigation

The rapid growth of the global car fleet poses a tremendous challenge in our efforts to address global climate change. Vehicle numbers are predicted to triple worldwide by 2050, with over 80% of...
Published 2010.03.01: Event