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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

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

Environmental risks of diesel passenger vehicles in Brazil

DOWNLOAD PORTUGUESE VERSION (PDF)   Although Brazil has restricted the sale of diesel passenger cars since the 1970s, an auto industry lobby has been pressuring the government to lift the...
Published 2016.03.11: Publication

South Korea’s new light-duty vehicle efficiency standards

The Republic of Korea's national strategy for green growth aims to make that country the world’s seventh largest green economic power by 2020. New light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards are one of...The Republic of Korea's national strategy for green growth aims to make that country the world’s seventh largest green economic power by 2020. New light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards are one of...
Published 2015.10.28: Blog Post

From laboratory to road: A 2015 update

This 2015 update to a series begun in 2013 analyzes eleven data sources covering fourteen years, six countries, and almost 600,000 vehicles. The analysis shows that in the EU the gap between official...
Published 2015.09.24: Publication

Improving the conversions between the various passenger vehicle fuel economy/CO2 emission standards around the world

Most governments of countries (or, in the case of the European Union, regions) with large auto markets regulate passenger vehicle fuel efficiency or CO2 emissions (essentially the same thing, since...We've updated our comparison of passenger vehicle fuel-efficiency standards worldwide, improving the test cycle conversion factors used to translate the standard values among the different...
Published 2014.12.03: Blog Post

Development of test cycle conversion factors among worldwide light-duty vehicle CO2 emission standards

Comparing the light-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards in effect in the world's largest auto markets is not a simple, straightforward process, because any fair, apples-to-apples comparison must...
Published 2014.12.03: Publication

From laboratory to road: A 2014 update

Europe’s passenger-car efficiency regulation has very effectively driven down the official average CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new passenger cars in the EU. The 2015 target of 130 grams of...
Published 2014.09.28: Publication

Some upcoming changes in the ICCT global passenger vehicle GHG standard comparison charts

In coming weeks we’re going to be making some tweaks to our chart series comparing passenger vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards worldwide. Since these charts are consistently...The changes we’ll be unveiling, which have been in the works for some time, are aimed at making the comparisons across countries/markets more precisely accurate on several levels.
Published 2014.06.05: Blog Post

Mexico's LDV CO2 and fuel economy standards

On June 21, 2013, the Mexican government published final standards regulating CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new passenger vehicles, including cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs. The...
Published 2013.07.23: Publication

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

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