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CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: Car manufacturers' performance in 2017

The EEA recently released a preliminary dataset on the CO2 emissions performance of new passenger cars in the EU in 2017. This dataset is used by the European Commission to monitor and evaluate...
Published 2018.07.11: Publication

Overview and evaluation of eco-innovations in European passenger car CO2 standards

The eco-innovations mechanism rewards innovative technologies that produce real-world CO2 savings beyond what is measured over the standardized test cycle during vehicle type approval. Because CO2...
Published 2018.07.11: Publication

A no-regrets option: What discussions in the European Parliament spotlight about a light-duty 2025–2030 CO2 standard for the EU

Recently I attended a workshop in the European Parliament on CO2 standards for new passenger cars and vans for 2025–2030, organized by the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (...Although there is broad agreement on what steps need to be taken regarding CO2 standards for new passenger cars and vans, the regulatory proposal from the European Commission is far from actually...
Published 2018.04.04: Blog Post

Diesel car sales decline will have negligible impact on attainment of European CO2 emission standards

The share of diesel vehicles among new car registrations in the EU decreased from a peak of 55% in 2011 to 49% in 2016. Recent data indicate that diesel shares continued to fall in 2017 and early...
Published 2018.03.18: Publication

European vehicle market statistics, 2017/2018

The annual European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car, light commercial vehicle, and heavy-duty vehicle fleets in the European Union since 2001, with...
Published 2017.11.28: Publication

Declining diesel car share not a hurdle for meeting the European Union’s CO2 reduction targets, instead helps reduce compliance costs for manufacturers [press release]

In the aftermath of the Dieselgate scandal, the market share of diesel cars in Europe is declining. The average diesel passenger car emits less carbon dioxide (CO2) than a comparable gasoline car...
Published 2017.07.05: News

CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: Car manufacturers' performance in 2016

The paper details manufacturers’ performance in terms of CO2 emissions reduction, fuel and technology trends, and market share. It focuses on differences between Member States and between the major...
Published 2017.06.30: Publication

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Published 2017.06.29: Event

European vehicle market statistics, 2016/2017

The annual European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light-commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union from 2001—and, beginning with the...
Published 2016.12.13: Publication

From laboratory to road: A 2016 update

This 2016 update to a series begun in 2013 analyzes 13 data sources covering 15 years, six countries, and approximately 1 million cars. The analysis shows that, in the EU, the gap between official...
Published 2016.11.16: Publication

[Press release] Real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap continues to widen in Europe

Discrepancy between passenger vehicle type-approval test results and in-use fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions now at 42 per cent The average gap between official fuel consumption...
Published 2016.11.15: News

Reducing CO2 emissions from road transport in the European Union: An evaluation of policy options

The European Union’s 2030 climate and energy framework requires the transport, building and agriculture sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below a 2005 baseline by 2030. This...
Published 2016.06.01: Publication

Just one more diesel car?

As the debate over local air quality intensifies in Delhi, the Supreme Court of India is considering whether to continue the restriction on sale of diesel cars with engines larger than two liters in...Another possible option beyond levying a punitive fee on diesel vehicles or banning their sale would be for diesel vehicle manufacturers to voluntarily agree to equip all new diesel vehicles sold in...
Published 2016.05.27: Blog Post

Technical background on India BS VI fuel specifications

The proposed Bharat Stage (BS) VI regulation for on-road vehicles in India includes contains both emission standards for new vehicles as well as specifications for reference and commercial gasoline...
Published 2016.04.22: Publication

The automotive sector in Turkey: A baseline analysis

Turkey is one of the largest vehicle manufacturing countries in the world, and the auto industry plays a key role in the Turkish economy. For Turkey, it is of particular importance to ensure that the...
Published 2016.03.18: Publication

The European Real-Driving Emissions Regulation

Beginning in 2017, the European Union’s emissions type-approval procedure for passenger cars will include a new Real-Driving Emissions (RDE) test conducted using on-board portable emissions...
Published 2015.12.28: Publication

Krisis, the Greek goddess of decreasing vehicle CO2 emissions

This week we published the 2015/16 edition of the European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook. I first reviewed a draft of this new publication some time ago, during a visit to my hometown in...What has happened to all the huge SUVs that used to lurk in the streets of Thessaloniki? Where are all the noisy sport cars?
Published 2015.11.25: Blog Post

European vehicle market statistics, 2015/2016

A new edition of the pocketbook is available here. The annual European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light-commercial vehicle fleets in the...
Published 2015.11.25: Publication

Review of Beijing's comprehensive motor vehicle emission control programs

Transportation is a key contributor to air pollution in urban areas. Beijing, a city with historically poor air quality, has implemented new standards and programs to combat vehicular emissions....
Published 2015.11.05: Publication

Optimizing to the last digit: How taxes influence vehicle CO2 emission levels

In addition to vehicle CO2 emission standards imposed at the European Union level, a number of EU member states have put in place tax and other incentives to encourage consumers to buy more efficient...
Published 2015.10.20: Publication

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