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Assessment of electric car promotion policies in Chinese cities

In recent years, China has demonstrated impressive growth in its electric vehicle fleet. In 2017, new plug-in electric car sales in China contributed to almost half of the total sales worldwide. This...
Published 2018.10.18: Publication

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Mid-term Evaluation of Model Year 2022 to 2025 Light Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Comments submitted September 28, 2018 to Environment and Climate Change Canada regarding the Mid-term Evaluation of Model Year 2022 to 2025 Light Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards....
Published 2018.10.02: News

Compliance with India’s first fuel-consumption standards for new passenger cars (FY 2017–2018)

This briefing evaluates the compliance of manufacturer groups in India with fiscal year (FY) 2017–2018 fuel consumption standards and their readiness to meet more stringent requirements taking effect...
Published 2018.09.25: Publication

South American Summit on Vehicle Emissions Control

Click here to see the final agenda, with links to presentations. The South American Summit on Vehicle Emissions Control will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 26-27 September, 2018. The...
Published 2018.09.06: Event

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

Technical considerations for implementing a Real Driving Emissions test for passenger vehicles in India

This position brief makes specific recommendations regarding the adoption of Real Driving Emissions (RDE) testing in India. The recommendations are geared towards ensuring that implementation of an...
Published 2018.05.31: Publication

Changes to the motor vehicle type-approval system in the European Union

In spring 2018, the political bodies of the European Union (EU) adopted a number of measures designed to improve the procedure for determining emissions of new road vehicles. These measures are part...
Published 2018.05.29: Publication

How to think about vehicle bans: An update after two major European judicial decisions

In August and again in December of last year, I was asked to speak about the implications of the surprising surge in public announcements of future bans on certain types of vehicles. At the time, I...There has been a surprising surge in announcements by cities and national governments of future bans on certain types of vehicles. These bans are a signal of growing political will, impatience with...
Published 2018.05.02: Blog Post

VW defeat devices: A comparison of U.S. and EU required fixes

Following the revelations that Volkswagen had embedded defeat devices in its software calibrations for all of its 2009–2014 diesels in Europe and 2009–2015 diesels in the US, regulatory agencies have...
Published 2017.12.14: Publication

Transparency of data in the regulation of vehicle emissions in the European Union and United States

Third-party, confirmatory testing is an important source of credibility in the vehicle type approval process. Access to the vehicle testing data needed to conduct confirmatory testing, however, is...
Published 2017.09.05: Publication

Like magic! How to make high vehicle CO2 emissions simply disappear

Ask people on the streets in Germany who they think is the most famous magician ever, and the name you would probably hear most is David Copperfield. Almost everyone knows him and is fascinated by...On June 26, the BMVI finally published the CO2 measurement results we had been waiting for. But in the interim the Ministry re-tested 29 of the original vehicle models. Only a subset of those results...
Published 2017.07.03: Blog Post

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Published 2017.06.29: Event

Impacts and mitigation of excess diesel NOx emissions in 11 major vehicle markets

A new study published online May 15 in the journal Nature quantifies the global health and environmental burden of real-world diesel NOx emissions in 11 major vehicle markets. The study found that...
Published 2017.05.22: Event

New study quantifies global health, environmental impacts of excess nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles

Diesel vehicles in major markets produce over 50% more NOx than official certification limits indicate Study links these excess NOx emissions to ~38,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2015—mostly in...
Published 2017.05.15: News

A historical review of the U.S. vehicle emission compliance program and emission recall cases

Emission recalls are a critical aspect of vehicle emission compliance and enforcement programs. An emission recall is a repair, adjustment, or modification program conducted by a manufacturer to...
Published 2017.04.12: Publication

U.S. EPA recall program for light-duty vehicles and light-duty trucks

A recall program remains one of the most powerful tools to ensure that in-use vehicles remain in compliance. With many countries now thinking about the compliance and enforcement aspects of their...
Published 2017.02.08: Publication

Proposed temporary management regulation for corporate average fuel consumption and new-energy vehicle credits for new passenger cars in China

On September 22, 2016, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed a Temporary Management Regulation for Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) and New-Energy Vehicle (...
Published 2016.10.06: Publication

Statement vor Abgas-Untersuchungsausschuss im Deutschen Bundestag

Ein Untersuchungsausschuss des Deutschen Bundestags geht seit September 2016 der Frage nach, inwieweit die Bundesregierung Kenntnis über die zunehmende Diskrepanz zwischen offiziellen und realen...
Published 2016.09.28: News

Improving emission standards compliance with a defect reporting system for in-use passenger vehicles

An emission control defect reporting program is used in California to improve compliance with passenger vehicle emission standards. The defect reporting program was adopted by the California Air...
Published 2016.07.19: Publication

CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: Car manufacturers’ performance in 2015

This briefing paper summarizes and analyzes preliminary data for 2015 recently released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU. The EEA data show...
Published 2016.06.22: Publication

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