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Volvo Truck's plan to commercialize DME technology

Last week, Volvo Truck announced that it will be the first North American heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer to offer trucks fueled with dimethyl ether (DME). Volvo plans to commercialize the trucks in...Having another alt-fuel engine commercially available is a noteworthy development heading into Phase 2 of the HDV fuel-efficiency and GHG regulations in the U.S.
Published 2013.06.10: Blog Post

From Laboratory to Road

Fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emission values for new cars in Europe are determined via the so-called type-approval process, which involves testing vehicles under laboratory conditions using...
Published 2013.05.27: Publication

Brazil's National Confederation of Transport will host an international seminar on HDV efficiency

The Brazilian National Confederation of Transport (CNT), in partnership with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Institute for Energy and Environment (IEMA), will hold...
Published 2013.05.13: News

Assessment of fuel-cycle impact of LNG in international shipping

Although natural gas is being used more widely for road transport, it shows particular promise for the marine transport sector, which faces pressure from more stringent engine and fuel quality...
Published 2013.05.13: Publication

Effects of possible changes in crude oil slate on U.S. refining sector CO2 emissions

This study by MathPro considers the effect that possible changes in the set of crude oils entering U.S. refineries and the mix of gasoline, diesel, and other products they produce—generally termed...
Published 2013.05.13: Publication

An economic analysis of maximum take-off weight (MTOW) reductions under an ICAO CO2 standard

As part of efforts to address the impact of aircraft emissions on the global climate, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is currently developing the world’s first CO2 emission...
Published 2013.05.13: Publication

Tier 3 motor vehicle emission and fuel standards (NPRM)

  The U.S. EPA has proposed new vehicle emissions and fuel quality standards intended to reduce air pollution from motor vehicles. The proposed standards, which will be phased in from 2017 to 2025 (...
Published 2013.05.03: Publication

New Canadian GHG standards for heavy-duty engines and vehicles

  On March 13, 2013, Environment Canada published finalized standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles. The regulations are designed to align with the U.S....
Published 2013.05.03: Publication

EU vote on cars CO2: 95 g/km in 2020, 68-78 g/km in 2025

On April 24, the Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted on a regulatory proposal to define CO2 emission targets for new passenger cars for the time period 2020 and beyond. This vote...The Environment Committee of the European Parliament has taken an important step toward finalizing the 2020 CO2 regulation and proposing program improvements after 2020.
Published 2013.05.02: Blog Post

China shifting to performance-based incentives for vehicle efficiency

Vehicle sales in China more than tripled between 2007 and 2011, and that rate of growth is not expected to slow anytime soon. As a complement to the supply-side approach of enacting increasingly...China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology recently announced the government’s intention to make fuel efficiency, not technology, the primary criteria for determining levels of consumer...
Published 2013.05.01: Blog Post

RFP: Feebate program development tool

The ICCT and the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) seek an experienced consultant group to create a tool to help develop effective feebate programs. The goal of the project is to develop a simple...
Published 2013.04.29: News

Hong Kong takes an important first step in regulating shipping emissions

In his first annual policy address earlier this year, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced a number of policies to address transportation emissions. Among these was a proposal to...Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has announced a proposal to require ships to switch to low-sulfur fuel while berthed, an action that would make Hong Kong the first port in Asia with such a mandate.
Published 2013.04.19: Blog Post

International Alignment of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

This report, produced by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy in collaboration with the ICCT, investigates the potential for improved alignment between the major heavy-duty vehicle...
Published 2013.04.19: Publication

Assessment of shipping’s efficiency using satellite AIS data

International shipping is commonly considered the most efficient and lowest-carbon transport mode, and is also seen as having significant potential remaining to reduce emissions still further. This...
Published 2013.04.09: Publication

Regulated slow steaming in maritime transport

Vessel speed reduction, or "slow steaming," is both a real-world industry trend and a potential avenue for new policy. Researchers at CE-Delft, the University of Southampton, and the ICCT sought to...
Published 2013.04.09: Publication

Vehicle technology assessment in the NAS report

In March 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 in...
Published 2013.04.09: Event

Transportation roadmap: Energy & climate

This webinar will focus on the results of the Global transportation energy and climate roadmap, a study that evaluates the impact of transportation policies on worldwide oil consumption and...
Published 2013.04.03: Event

ICCT joins EDF, WVU study on methane emissions from HDVs

The ICCT has joined a study, led by the Environment Defense Fund, that seeks to quantify the amount of methane emissions from the operation of natural gas fleet vehicles fueled by compressed or...
Published 2013.04.03: News

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