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Hybrids break into the Japanese market (July 2015 update)

Japan's 2013 passenger vehicle fuel economy guide is out (Japanese only), and for those interested in these matters it provides much food for thought. The most striking finding is that the fuel...Japan's just-released 2013 data shows that fuel economy of new PVs there improved 7% in 2012–2013, from 21.1 to 22.5 km/L (10-15 mode). Fuel economy is up more than 80% since 1995, and averaged 6%...
Published 2015.07.28: Blog Post

Hybrids break through in the Japan auto market

Japan’s 2012 passenger vehicle fuel economy guide is out (Japanese only), and for those interested in these matters it provides much food for thought. The most striking finding is that the fuel...Overall, fuel economy has improved by more than 70% in Japan since 1995, and the rate of improvement has averaged 6% annually over the past five years. Much of that can be attributed to the rise of...
Published 2014.04.04: Blog Post

Renewed and enhanced subsidies for energy-efficient vehicles in China

In order to increase the market share of clean, energy-efficient, advanced technology vehicles, the Chinese government offers various fiscal incentives (“market-pull” measures) to complement...
Published 2013.11.22: Publication

The art of cooking popcorn and the 2013 EU statistical pocketbook

Futurist Lars Thomsen gave a speech at the AVL “Engine & Environment” conference in September that has drawn quite a bit of favorable attention (like here). Thomsen has a lot of interesting...Some highlights from the new edition of our annual profile of the European vehicle market.
Published 2013.10.28: Blog Post

European vehicle market statistics, 2013

Update: The 2014 edition of the EU Pocketbook is now available here. The European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers an annually updated, statistical portrait of passenger car and light...
Published 2013.10.28: Publication

Of hybrids, metrics, and C-Maxes

The recent spate of news on Ford lowering the mileage rating on its C-Max hybrid (e.g., here and here and here) could lead some to question the in-use fuel economy benefits of hybrids. That would be...The recent spate of news on Ford lowering the mileage rating on its C-Max hybrid could lead some to question the in-use fuel economy benefits of hybrids. That would be a mistake.
Published 2013.08.16: Blog Post

LDV fuel consumption and GHG emissions: Where there's a will there's a way

Last week, the U.S. National Research Council released a comprehensive study of the technology potential for cutting oil consumption and GHG emissions by 80% across the U.S. light-duty vehicle fleet...A recent NRC study assesses technically and economically feasible efficiency improvements we could get in both conventional and advanced LDVs over the next few decades. The question is will we force...
Published 2013.03.28: Blog Post

European vehicle market statistics, 2012

  The 2013 edition of European Vehicle Market Statistics is now available And see the EU Pocketbook online, eupocketbook.theicct.org, for interactive charts and underlying data.   The 2012 edition of...
Published 2012.10.29: Publication

CleanTransportation podcast

New US passenger vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for 2017–2025 may be finalized as early as August 15—next week. CT podcast has interviews with Drew Kodjak and John German on the...
Published 2012.08.10: News

GHG reduction potential and costs of LDV technologies, II

Second in a workshop series for regulators, manufacturers, fleets, academics and NGOs to discuss greenhouse gas reduction potential for light-duty vehicles and projected technology costs in the 2020–...
Published 2012.05.01: Event

Webinar: EU vehicle market (15 Feb.)

On 15 February 2012 at 1300 GMT the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership will host a one-hour webinar by the ICCT's regional lead for Europe, Peter Mock, on the technical and environmental characteristics...
Published 2012.02.09: Event

GHG reduction potential and costs of light-duty vehicle technologies

Update: A second workshop is scheduled for 27 April 2012. See here for details and registration. This public workshop brings together regulators, manufacturers, fleets, academics and NGOs to discuss...
Published 2012.01.19: Event

European Vehicle Market Statistics

With the adoption of the European Union (EU) regulation setting carbon dioxide (CO2) emission performance standards for new passenger cars (Regulation (EC) No. 443/2009) and light-commercial vehicles...
Published 2012.01.03: Publication

Heavy-duty vehicles workshop

The European Commission DG Climate Action and the ICCT sponsored a public workshop on November 10th in Brussels, bringing together regulators, manufacturers, fleets, academics and NGOs to facilitate...
Published 2011.10.21: Event

Crying wolf over fuel efficiency standards

John German in The Hill's Congress Blog: In 1972, a vice president of General Motors said that requiring catalytic converters in cars would result in a "complete stoppage of production." Of course,...John German in The Hill's Congress Blog.
Published 2011.07.27: Blog Post

Top-selling fuel-efficient vehicles, 2010

The biggest passenger vehicle markets have progressively seen an increased penetration of highly fuel-efficient and technologically advanced automobiles (defined as vehicles having the lowest...An ICCT analysis of vehicles sold in the EU, U.S., India, China, and Japan shows intriguing trends in how OEMs aim to both meet emission standards and appeal to customers.
Published 2011.07.13: Blog Post

How not to assess technology costs and benefits: CAFE edition

One of the central arguments in the debate over fuel economy regulations is how much any proposed mpg standard will raise the price of a vehicle versus how much direct benefit it will provide a car...Using the 2010 National Academy of Sciences report to assess 2025 technologies and costs introduces a fundamental bias that skews the analysis.
Published 2011.07.01: Blog Post

Electric drive vehicles in EU

  On June 30, 2011 the ICCT, with the help of CE Delft, organized a workshop in Brussels on accounting for electric drive vehicles in the context of European CO2 emission legislation. Twenty five...
Published 2011.06.30: Event