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John German interview, WJR Detroit, 17 January

ICCT senior fellow John German was interviewed on WJR during the Detroit Auto Show on advanced vehicle technologies and other topics. Audio of the broadcast is online here.
Published 2011.01.21: News

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

One (Vehicle Efficiency) Table to Rule Them All

[Update, 2013.06.07: A newer version of this table is available here. See here for more detail on how the comparisons are made.]GHG emissions, fuel economy and consumption, and standards.
Published 2011.01.07: Blog Post

CAFE data collection and verification

The United States has implemented the corporate average fuel economy regulation for light-duty vehicles for more than thirty years, with laudable enforcement. A sound data collection and verification...
Published 2010.12.21: Publication

Notice of Intent, GHG and CAFE standards for MY 2017–25 LDVs

The U.S. EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have jointly issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to develop new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and corporate average fuel economy (...
Published 2010.11.11: Publication

Proposed Emissions Standards for Two- and Three-Wheeled Vehicles in Europe

The European Commission has proposed new emissions standards for two- and three-wheeled powered vehicles and quadricycles, collectively termed L-category vehicles, as part of a broader regulation...
Published 2010.11.08: Publication

Test cycles used to evaluate vehicle efficiency

A key component of a CAEP/9 CO2 certification requirement and standard will be the test point(s) used to evaluate the efficiency of aircraft. This paper, presented to the third CO2 TG meeting of the...
Published 2010.10.07: Publication

Size or Mass? The Technical Rationale for Selecting Size as an Attribute for Vehicle Efficiency Standards

Vehicle efficiency standards defined by governments worldwide are indexed to either size or weight, setting less stringent targets for larger or heavier vehicles so as to reduce competitive impacts...
Published 2010.08.04: Publication

Two- and three-wheelers in India

  India, like other developing countries, is characterized by a rising population, mounting urbanization and motorization, and low per capita income. As Indian cities have grown in population, they...
Published 2010.06.10: Publication

Congestion Charging: Challenges and Opportunities

This report summarizes several actual and potential congestion-charging programs aimed in reducing motor-vehicle traffic. The study notes many of the environmental and fiscal benefits such programs...
Published 2010.05.14: Publication

U.S. EPA Light-Duty Vehicle GHG and CAFE Standards for 2012–2016

On April 1, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation finalized a new joint regulation for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel economy for model year 2012–16...
Published 2010.04.10: Publication

Best Practices for Feebate Program Design and Implementation

Governments around the world have imposed standards for fuel economy and CO2 emissions on new vehicles, in reaction both to transportation's role in forcing climate change and to the threat of oil...
Published 2010.04.10: Publication

An Assessment of Mass Reduction Opportunities for a 2017–2020 Model Year Vehicle Program

A study carried out by Lotus Engineering and released by the ICCT in April finds that, using existing or soon-to-be-available mainstream engineering techniques, automakers can reduce passenger-...
Published 2010.03.30: Publication

Climate Change Mitigation

The rapid growth of the global car fleet poses a tremendous challenge in our efforts to address global climate change. Vehicle numbers are predicted to triple worldwide by 2050, with over 80% of...
Published 2010.03.01: Event

Advanced Technology Development to Meet California's Climate Goals

Presents a comprehensive view of California’s need to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced technology that will stimulate the state’s transition to a clean energy economy and achieve...
Published 2009.12.15: Publication

Managing motorcycles: Opportunities to reduce pollution and fuel use from two- and three-wheeled vehicles

For millions of people living in large cities in the developing world, two- and three-wheeled motorcycles offer convenient, affordable access to motorized transportation. Nowhere is this trend more...
Published 2009.10.09: Publication

Air emissions from two- and three-wheelers: Initial issues assessment

This report is intended to present a summary of the current regulatory environment, provide appropriate background information, and introduce potential control measures for consideration in future...
Published 2007.07.02: Publication

Passenger Vehicle Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Economy Standards

Governments around the world are currently grappling with two distinct but interconnected issues—how to reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases (GHG) and how to reduce dependence on...
Published 2007.07.02: Publication

Sipping fuel and saving lives: Increasing fuel economy without sacrificing safety

The public, automakers, and policymakers have long worried about trade-offs between increased fuel economy in motor vehicles and reduced safety. The conclusion of a broad group of experts on safety...
Published 2007.06.29: Publication