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Transitioning to zero-emission heavy-duty freight vehicles

In this report, we assess zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle technology to support decarbonization of the freight sector. We compare the evolution of heavy-duty diesel, diesel hybrid, natural gas, fuel...
Published 2017.09.26: Publication

Barriers to the adoption of fuel-saving technologies in the trucking sector

Freight trucks are the backbone of most economies, because they are responsible for a significant portion of goods movement. Although freight trucks make up a relatively small percentage of the on-...
Published 2017.07.07: 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

Market penetration of fuel efficiency technologies for heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union, the United States, and China

As the global demand for freight transport continues to grow, improving the efficiency of on-road freight vehicles is an increasingly important step to mitigate the resulting climate impacts, reduce...
Published 2017.05.05: Publication

Evolution of incentives to sustain the transition to a global electric vehicle fleet

This report assesses near-term electric vehicle market trends to inform on how governments might optimally evolve their electric vehicle incentive programs to sustain market growth. We analyze...
Published 2016.11.16: Publication

Assessment of next-generation electric vehicle technologies

This report analyzes emerging electric vehicle technologies in terms of the models offered, electric range, battery capacity, and battery cost across major global markets. The analysis is based on...
Published 2016.10.31: Publication

Global overview of on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems for heavy-duty vehicles

On-board diagnostic (OBD) systems monitor the performance of engine and aftertreatment components, including those responsible for controlling emissions. The OBD system is designed to help ensure...
Published 2015.02.09: Publication

HDV efficiency: Aligning standards internationally, Part II

This will be the second in a series on heavy-duty vehicle efficiency, aiming at aligning HDV policies and fostering ongoing collaboration on global transport policies. The outcomes and...
Published 2013.12.03: Event

Incentivizing passenger vehicle mass reduction technologies in China

As China rolls out more stringent fuel-efficiency standards for new passenger cars at an accelerated pace, regulators are looking at feasible near- to mid-term (2015–2020) fuel-saving technologies...
Published 2013.11.27: Publication

从中、美、欧盟2020-2025乘用车油耗标准严格程度与中美节油技术比较看中国2020年新乘用车平均油耗标准的可行性

         在国务院2012年发布的《节能与新能源汽车产业发展规划2012-2020》(下称发展规划)中,中国明确将推动汽车产业优化升级、提高节能技术创新能力、实现由汽车工业大国向强国的转变作为我国汽车工业今后十年发展的指导思想。为推动节能技术发展与车辆燃料经济性的显著改善, 发展规划提出到2020年,新增乘用车平均燃油消耗目标达到5L/100km 。...
Published 2013.09.20: Publication

Passenger car fuel-efficiency standards in China and the US: Stringency and technology, 2020–2025

China's leaders are determined to ensure that China's domestic auto industry is world-class. Technology upgrades were one of the top priorities in China’s auto industrial strategic plan for the...
Published 2013.08.22: Publication

The New Passenger Car Fleet in China, 2010

Improving fuel efficiency is a key element in China’s long-term strategic plan for the automobile industry, and the focus of previous and current passenger car fuel consumption regulations there....
Published 2012.12.27: Publication

Light-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standard development and technology assessment

China released the 2015 fuel consumption standards for passenger cars in 2010, and is currently finalizing the implementation rule. The China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) is...
Published 2012.12.26: Event

CNG bus emissions roadmap

In the 1990s, there were several motivations for an increased interest in the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) buses around the globe. However, the imposition of more stringent emission standards...
Published 2010.06.15: Publication