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How well are governments enforcing vehicle emissions standards? Worldwide, the answer is: Not as well as they could be

New survey-based study shows notable disparities in compliance activities, accomplishments among most important global vehicle markets Washington DC—A new study cataloging and evaluating the efforts...
Published 2017.11.14: News

Umsetzung der Abgasgesetzgebung für Fahrzeuge weltweit oft unzureichend, insbesondere in der EU bislang ineffektive Umsetzung und Nachkontrolle

Eine neue Studie der unabhängigen Forschungsorganisation International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) untersucht, wie effektiv die verantwortlichen Behörden der wichtigsten Fahrzeugmärkte...
Published 2017.11.14: News

Global baseline assessment of compliance and enforcement programs for vehicle emissions and energy efficiency

As vehicle pollution and fuel efficiency regulations have become more stringent, the technologies required to mitigate emissions and reduce fuel consumption become increasingly complex. One...
Published 2017.11.14: Publication

2017 Global update: Light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards

Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles (LDVs) have progressed significantly in a little more than a decade. Ten years ago, only four governments had...
Published 2017.06.23: Publication

International competitiveness and the auto industry: What's the role of motor vehicle emission standards?

This paper reviews the political science, regulatory, and economics literature to illuminate the international competitiveness impacts of motor vehicle emission standards. The primary question the...
Published 2017.05.23: Publication

Impacts and mitigation of excess diesel NOx emissions in 11 major vehicle markets

Access publication here: Nature, 25 May 2017, doi:10.1038/nature22086 Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel cars, trucks, and buses are a major contributor to air pollution-related deaths...
Published 2017.05.15: Publication

Impacts of world class vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations in select G20 countries

In 2014, the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan prioritized the establishment of a Transport Task Group (TTG) to promote cooperation among participating G20 countries to develop domestic policies that...
Published 2017.01.25: Publication

A global strategy to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles

Diesel engines power the dominant share of goods movement, construction equipment, and public transport vehicles in the global economy. This report presents a global strategy to reduce fine...
Published 2016.11.28: Publication

Estimating the fuel efficiency technology potential of heavy-duty trucks in major markets around the world

This study, published by the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, investigates the potential for new freight-hauling tractor-trailers and rigid delivery trucks to improve in efficiency with the adoption...
Published 2016.11.02: Publication

Policies to reduce fuel consumption, air pollution, and carbon emissions from vehicles in G20 nations

The transport sector consumes more than half of global oil production, and releases nearly a quarter of all anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Motor vehicles and engines contribute to ambient...
Published 2015.06.08: Publication

Tightening vehicle and fuels standards to benefit global health and climate

Study finds that more stringent standards worldwide could dramatically reduce premature mortality while cutting short-lived climate pollutant emissions as much as 80%. Download the report [.pdf]...
Published 2013.11.12: News

The impact of vehicle and fuel standards on premature mortality and emissions

Technology-forcing regulations in the United States, European Union, and Japan have resulted in highly effective controls of tailpipe emissions. Advanced aftertreatment technology and engine tuning,...
Published 2013.11.04: Publication

Cleaning up the diesel vehicles already on the road

Older diesel vehicles are prime culprits when it comes to both urban air pollution and climate change. Although they usually make up only a small percentage of all the vehicles in a region, they...Old diesel vehicles are prime culprits when it comes to both urban air pollution and climate change. Although they usually make up only a small percentage of all the vehicles in a region, they can...
Published 2013.08.02: Blog Post

Best practices in emission control of in-use heavy-duty diesel vehicles

This report summarizes policy approaches to controlling in-use emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), including freight trucks, buses, municipal government and other service fleets. HDVs, while...
Published 2013.08.02: Publication

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

Technical and economic analysis of the transition to ultra-low sulfur fuels in Brazil, China, India, and Mexico

Advanced emission control technologies in engines and vehicles require clean fuels, especially ultra-low sulfur gasoline (ULSG) and diesel fuel (ULSD). In the past decade, many countries with...
Published 2012.11.07: Publication

Urban off-cycle NOx emissions from Euro IV/V trucks and buses

Despite meeting more stringent regulatory standards for exhaust emissions during type approval, many Euro IV and Euro V heavy-duty vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems...
Published 2012.04.10: Publication

An Introduction to Petroleum Refining and the Production of Ultra Low Sulfur Gasoline and Diesel Fuel

This is the first work product of a comprehensive analysis of the economics of ULSG and ULSD production and supply in Brazil, China, India, and Mexico, being conducted by HART Energy and MathPro Inc...
Published 2011.11.22: Publication