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Why efficiency technology still matters in China

On September 5, 2018, six years after its retreat from the U.S. car market., the Suzuki Motor Corp. officially pulled out of China. As stated by Suzuki’s Chairman, the consumer shift in China towards...Until BEVs are able to meet the needs of mainstream vehicle market in China, manufacturers are continuing to develop advanced efficiency technologies for use in conventional vehicles. 
Published 2018.09.17: Blog Post

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Summary of working paper series

An overview of the efficiency technologies shows that the potential for reducing vehicle fuel consumption by adopting advanced technologies is great. We group the technologies into three categories...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Hybrids and electrification

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in hybrid and electric vehicles in China. Joint ventures, especially with Japanese automakers, dominate China’s hybrid electric...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Thermal management technology

This working paper assesses progress and new developments in thermal management technologies in China. A variety of mature technologies are associated with vehicle thermal efficiency and have on-...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Vehicle technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in vehicle technologies, including lightweighting, active aerodynamics, and low rolling resistance tires in China. In general,...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Transmission technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in transmissions in China. The conventional automatic transmission is the most popular non-manual transmission technology in...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Advanced engine technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in internal combustion engines in China. Among commercialized advanced engine technologies in China, variable valve taming/lift,...
Published 2018.09.17: 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

Review and evaluation of vehicle fuel efficiency labeling and consumer information programs

Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Labeling (VFEL) is used by numerous countries worldwide to improve the fuel efficiency of their transport fleets. The theory behind VFEL is that better-informed consumers are...
Published 2016.01.27: Publication

China still lagging on fuel consumption in 2014

Following the timeline determined in the Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) accounting rule, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released its 2014 CAFC report in...With an average fuel consumption of 7.22 L/100km for the 2014 passenger vehicle fleet, will China be able to meet the national fuel consumption goal of 6.9 L/100km in 2015?
Published 2015.09.18: 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

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

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

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

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

In-use Testing for CO2 and Fuel Economy in the United States

  China is considering including an after-production conformity test as part of China’s Phase 3 passenger car fuel consumption standard implementation and enforcement plan and is looking for...
Published 2012.03.09: 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

Passenger Vehicle Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Economy Standards

Governments around the world are currently grappling with two distinct but interconnected issues—how to reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases (GHG) and how to reduce dependence on...
Published 2007.07.02: Publication