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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

Policies for efficient transport will lower oil prices, create jobs, and help countries meet climate pledges

Signed by 177 countries in April, the Paris climate agreement has been hailed by business leaders and heads of state as the “end of the fossil fuel era.” Now, as countries translate their intended...The expansion of fuel-saving transport policies has important implications for the future of the global oil market and its impacts on major economies.
Published 2016.06.13: Blog Post

Oil market futures: Effects of low-carbon transport policies on long-term oil prices

This study, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, evaluates the effects of transport technology and policies on oil prices and the wider economy. The study compares a Business-as-Usual (...
Published 2016.04.29: Publication

Methodological notes: Global vehicle sales database

Over the past decade, a number of markets have adopted regulations to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases and conventional pollutants from light-duty vehicles (LDVs) and heavy-...
Published 2015.12.18: Publication

Top vehicle markets, 2012

Our annual look at the largest vehicle markets, in words and pictures (see here for last year's). Thanks to my colleagues Hui He for help with the Wards data, Zifei Yang for coming up with the top 15...Our annual look at the largest vehicle markets, in words and pictures.
Published 2013.10.01: Blog Post

La Normatividad ambiental: Un ingrediente esencial para mejorar la salud y la competitividad de México

[Jump to English-language text] A partir del éxito construido por la reciente publicación del estándar de rendimiento de combustible (emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero GHG) para la categoría...
Published 2013.07.24: Publication

Policy summary: India's vehicle emissions control program

The ICCT has just completed a comprehensive assessment of the past, present, and potential future direction of vehicle emission control measures in India, setting Indian policy options in the context...
Published 2013.07.03: 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

Mexico's proposed fuel-economy standards: Short interview with John German

I spoke recently with ICCT senior fellow John German about the opportunities posed by harmonization of fuel economy standards throughout North America. It's a short "interview," about six minutes,...Conversation with ICCT senior fellow John German about the opportunities posed by harmonization of fuel economy standards throughout North America.
Published 2012.06.13: Blog Post

Improving Fuel Quality in India (webinar notes)

The ICCT India team last week broadcast the second webinar of its three-part series on analyses of cleaner vehicles and fuels in India. (E-mail us if you'd like to be informed of the next one, in...Some notes re. the 24 May webinar on fuel quality standards and compliance in India, with links to the recorded webinar and downloadable presentation.
Published 2012.05.29: Blog Post

Mexico's groundbreaking fuel economy standards

Hot on the heels of passing a landmark climate bill which promises a 30% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 from business as usual, the Mexican government is proposing its first real measure to...Mexico's proposed fuel economy standards for LDVs will be the first in Latin America, and represent the first time North America will harmonize around a single set of vehicle standards.
Published 2012.05.24: Blog Post

Reducing Vehicular Emissions in India (webinar notes)

The initial ICCT India team webinar on India's vehicle emissions and fuels policies, broadcast April 26, was well received. We had a little trouble with recording the webinar, so we can't make the...Presentation and some follow-up from a webinar broadcast by the India team 26 April 2012.
Published 2012.05.02: Blog Post

UNDA meeting on CO2 emissions

Peter Mock and Cristiano Façanha presented at an International Expert Meeting (IEM) of UNECE on 24 April 2012 in Geneva, called to disseminate information on activities related to the UNDA project on...
Published 2012.05.01: News

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

EU car manufacturers likely to meet 2015 CO2 target early

Most people have some dates they eagerly anticipate, over and above the usual birthdays and anniversaries. Some are easier to explain than others. For the ICCT’s passenger vehicles team, the date of...According to preliminary ICCT internal data, the average CO2 emission level of new passenger cars in the EU in 2011 was around 135 g/km. This equals approximately 5.3 l/100 km of fuel consumption (...
Published 2012.04.12: Blog Post

Vehicle test mass definition and inertia mass step-less approach

  At the 7th DTP meeting (Sept 12-14, 2011) it was agreed in principle to accept the proposal from the Netherlands (NL), Transport and Environment (T&E) and the International Council on Clean...
Published 2011.10.19: Publication

Developing a world-class technology pathways program in China

Vehicle emissions controls are critical for safeguarding climate and air quality and fostering automotive technology development. Over the past ten years, China has begun the process of building a...
Published 2011.10.04: Publication

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

The importance of mandatory standards

Recent trends in specific CO2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in Europe highlight the significant difference that mandatory emissions performance standards can make. In 1998, the...Recent trends in specific CO2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in Europe highlight the significant difference that mandatory emissions performance standards can make.
Published 2011.04.20: Blog Post

The regulatory engine: How smart policy drives vehicle innovation

Continuously variable transmissions, integrated start-stop, camless valve actuation, variable timing, low-friction lubricants: when most of us think of clean car technologies these are not the kinds...
Published 2011.01.10: Publication