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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

Statement on proposed US vehicle CAFE/GHG standards for 2017-25

John German's testimony at a January 17, 2017, hearing in Detroit on the EPA/NHTSA notice of proposed rulemaking on vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for 2017–25. [View on Scribd]
Published 2012.01.18: News

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

Cartogram: Passenger car markets and carbon emissions in the EU

The two cartograms below depict the relative size in 2010 of the new passenger car markets in the Member States of the European Union, and their relative average new car carbon emissions.[1] The...Two cartograms showing the relative size in 2010 of new passenger car markets in the EU member states, and their relative average new vehicle carbon emissions.
Published 2011.12.15: Blog Post

Inertia classes, vehicle emissions tests, and the dead hand of the past

Test procedures are a key feature of any system of regulating vehicle emissions. Vehicle emissions testing* involves running a vehicle on a chassis dynamometer, which (among other things) simulates...The current system of using inertia classes for vehicle emissions testing is an anachronism, kept in place by force of habit rather than force of logic. And it has the bad effect of allowing...
Published 2011.12.09: Blog Post

Comments: Reducing CO2 emissions from vehicles

Comments in response to the European Commission consultation document on reducing CO2 emissions from road vehicles, December 2011. View on Scribd
Published 2011.12.09: News

Fleet distribution statistics for new LCVs in the EU in 2010

  This paper provides aggregated statistics for the fleet of new light-commercial vehicles in the EU for the year 2010. Light-commercial vehicles are defined as vehicles primarily intended for the...
Published 2011.11.16: 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

Focus on inertia classes

For historic reasons we make use of inertia classes and upper limits for inertia mass during the vehicle testing procedures today. Historically, the weight of a vehicle was represented by hanging...
Published 2011.10.19: Publication

ICCT comments on Japan's draft PV fuel-economy standards

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Published 2011.09.26: News

Thought experiment: Applying the proposed U.S. 2025 PV standards to the EU fleet

On July 29 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a Supplemental Notice of Intent (SNOI) on 2017–2025 Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle...A preliminary estimate of what it would mean to apply the proposed U.S. CAFE and GHG standards for passenger vehicles in Europe.
Published 2011.09.12: Blog Post

U.S. EPA/DOT Supplemental Notice of Intent Regarding Light-Duty Vehicle Standards for 2017–2025

On July 29 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a Supplemental Notice of Intent (SNOI) on 2017–2025 Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle...
Published 2011.08.19: Publication

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

Comparing fuel economy cost estimates for 2020–2025

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) recently issued a report (Powering Autos to 2020) on costs for improving the efficiency of conventional vehicles. BCG states that the report is based on information...Comparing the cost of fuel consumption and CO2 reductions from the Boston Consulting Group report "Powering Autos to 2020" against the 2010 US EPA and US DOT Technical Assessment Report and the 2011...
Published 2011.07.26: Blog Post

Evaluation of parameter-based vehicle emissions targets in the EU

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission performance standards for new passenger cars in the European Union are indexed to vehicle weight. But the regulation defining the long-term target of 95 g/km to be met...
Published 2011.07.21: Publication

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

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

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