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Comparing fuel economy cost estimates for 2020–2025

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) recently issued a report (Powering Autos to 2020) on costs for improving the efficiency of conventional vehicles. BCG states that the report is based on information...Comparing the cost of fuel consumption and CO2 reductions from the Boston Consulting Group report "Powering Autos to 2020" against the 2010 US EPA and US DOT Technical Assessment Report and the 2011...
Published 2011.07.26: Blog Post

Hydrogen Fuel Vehicles Infrastructure

  The ICCT brought together a diverse group of stakeholders and outside experts on July 22, 2011 in San Francisco to brainstorm ways to fund hydrogen fueling infrastructure in California. The group...
Published 2011.07.22: Event

Evaluation of parameter-based vehicle emissions targets in the EU

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission performance standards for new passenger cars in the European Union are indexed to vehicle weight. But the regulation defining the long-term target of 95 g/km to be met...
Published 2011.07.21: Publication

Refrigerants for light-duty passenger vehicle air conditioning systems

Actions that reduce or eliminate HFC-134a emissions can make an important contribution toward lowering the overall climate impact of the global auto fleet. In the early 1990s, the automotive industry...
Published 2011.07.19: Publication

Top-selling fuel-efficient vehicles, 2010

The biggest passenger vehicle markets have progressively seen an increased penetration of highly fuel-efficient and technologically advanced automobiles (defined as vehicles having the lowest...An ICCT analysis of vehicles sold in the EU, U.S., India, China, and Japan shows intriguing trends in how OEMs aim to both meet emission standards and appeal to customers.
Published 2011.07.13: Blog Post

How not to assess technology costs and benefits: CAFE edition

One of the central arguments in the debate over fuel economy regulations is how much any proposed mpg standard will raise the price of a vehicle versus how much direct benefit it will provide a car...Using the 2010 National Academy of Sciences report to assess 2025 technologies and costs introduces a fundamental bias that skews the analysis.
Published 2011.07.01: Blog Post

Electric drive vehicles in EU

  On June 30, 2011 the ICCT, with the help of CE Delft, organized a workshop in Brussels on accounting for electric drive vehicles in the context of European CO2 emission legislation. Twenty five...
Published 2011.06.30: Event

Tire Energy Efficiency

Tires are an often overlooked factor in passenger vehicle energy use. Readily achievable improvements in tire energy efficiency could reduce global fuel consumption from passenger vehicles by as much...
Published 2011.06.24: Publication

Comments on the CAR June 2011 Report

Earlier this week the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) issued a report titled “The U.S. Automotive Market and Industry in 2025.” This is a fuller exposition of an economic forecast that CAR...
Published 2011.06.17: News

Inertia classes proposal

Historically the weight of a vehicle was represented by hanging rotating inertia mass on a dynamometer. This approach required the use of discrete inertia classes and an upper limit for inertia mass...
Published 2011.06.17: Publication

India liquid fuels & vehicle technologies

The transportation sector is an important source of air pollution in terms of carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and greenhouse...
Published 2011.05.31: Event

Inertia classes in worldwide harmonized light vehicle test procedure (WLTP) development

The definition of vehicle weight used for testing procedures is an important decision when drafting the regulation on determining emission values under the WLTP. Currently, different inertia class...
Published 2011.05.18: Publication

Fiscal policies for passenger vehicle CO2 emissions, and implications for China

Comparative Analysis of Fiscal Policies Associated With New Passenger Vehicle CO2 Emissions, and Implications for China View more presentations from International Council on Clean Transportation
Published 2011.04.27: Publication

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

China vehicle fuel consumption regulation and fiscal policy

  The ICCT and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center co-organized a workshop on April 14-15 in Beijing on vehicle fuel consumption regulation and fiscal policies for China. Hosted by...
Published 2011.04.14: Event

Overview of China's vehicle emission control program

In booming China, vehicle ownership of all kinds is soaring. Since 2000, the total stock of cars, trucks, and buses has more than quadrupled, from 13.5 million to over 60 million, and the number of...
Published 2011.04.07: Publication

Analysis of CAR forecast for US auto industry, market in 2025

In December the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) presented projections for the U.S. auto industry and market that forecast substantially lower levels of production and employment in 2025 if...
Published 2011.03.15: News

European CO2 emission performance standards for light commercial vehicles

On February 15, 2011 the European Parliament adopted legislation that, for the first time, will regulate CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Europe. The original legislative...
Published 2011.03.07: Publication

Review and Comparative Analysis of Fiscal Policies

Governments worldwide are increasingly looking to fiscal policy to enhance and reinforce standards-based approaches to reducing vehicle emissions. The taxes, fees, rebates, and other instruments in...
Published 2011.02.24: Publication

Perspective: Anup Bandivadekar

From the February/March issue of Polymers and Tyre Asia. Reproduced with permission. Text of the interview is also online here. Auto transportation in India and China
Published 2011.02.24: News