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Fuel consumption and emissions testing of a best-in-class tractor-trailer in the US

The ICCT commissioned the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions at West Virginia University to conduct track testing and chassis dynamometer testing to determine the aerodynamic drag...
Published 2018.05.15: Publication

Fuel consumption testing of tractor-trailers in the European Union and the United States

The ICCT commissioned the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics of the Graz University of Technology and the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions at West...
Published 2018.05.15: Publication

Automobile production in Canada and implications for Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced that its passenger vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for 2025 will be weakened. With Canada’s regulation tied directly to the EPA...
Published 2018.04.10: Publication

Automation in the long haul: Challenges and opportunities of autonomous heavy-duty trucking in the United States

This paper investigates the state of autonomous trucking technology, including the benefits and drawbacks of adoption, and the impact on fuel use and emissions in the on-road freight sector. Core...
Published 2018.03.29: Publication

How will off-cycle credits impact U.S. 2025 efficiency standards?

This white paper analyzes the U.S. off-cycle credit program within the 2025 greenhouse gas regulations. Specifically, the paper analyses the predicted and actual use of the off-cycle provisions based...
Published 2018.03.27: Publication

As Trump Administration signals potential rollback in U.S. fuel economy standards, evidence quietly mounts that automakers can readily meet or exceed targets in 2025

Studies show again that the speed and scale at which manufacturers have deployed innovative powertrain and vehicle designs, as well as "off-cycle" technologies, outstripped regulators' conservative...
Published 2018.03.27: News

Ensuring driving on electricity is cheaper than driving on gasoline

This briefing provides an overview of the energy cost per mile for a vehicle using gasoline versus the energy cost per mile using electricity in the United States. It highlights the imperative to...
Published 2018.02.26: Publication

How things work: OMEGA modeling case study based on the 2018 Toyota Camry

The 2018 Toyota Camry incorporates eight technology upgrades that are specifically modelled in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Optimization Model for Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases...
Published 2018.02.21: Publication

A comparison of induced land-use change emissions estimates from energy crops

The introduction of the first generation of biofuels made from food crops has been controversial largely due to concerns over competition for land with food crops, thus raising global crop prices and...
Published 2018.02.06: Publication

Compliance pathways in the U.S. Phase 2 heavy-duty vehicle efficiency regulation

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published the final Phase 2 rules targeting fuel...
Published 2018.02.05: Publication

U.S. and Canada: On vehicle emissions compliance and enforcement, two feds are better than one

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal in terms of raising international awareness around the critical importance of having robust provisions in place to monitor...As both U.S. and Canada work to improve their C&E programs, we applaud their team effort to tackle air quality challenges, encourage them to continue to strengthen this partnership, and hope to...
Published 2018.01.22: Blog Post

U.S. fuel economy trends reflect a business strategy, not a technology challenge

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released its 1975-2017 Fuel Economy Trends report and its 2016 Manufacturer Performance report. For the last year or two the auto manufacturers have been...The next time somebody cries crocodile tears about how sales trends show the automakers struggling to meet the fuel economy targets and falling behind despite their best efforts, tell them you want...
Published 2018.01.19: Blog Post

Hainan and ANA operate the most fuel-efficient transpacific flights

New study ranking 20 carriers shows 64% gap between leaders and least efficient Qantas Hainan Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA) ranked first in overall fuel efficiency among transpacific...
Published 2018.01.16: News

Transpacific airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2016

This report compares the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and East Asia and Oceania. It extends the previous transatlantic fuel efficiency...
Published 2018.01.16: Publication

Will an electric charger be your next gas station?

Electric cars keep coming, and the major oil companies are taking notice. Exxon Mobil and BP estimate that we could see 100 million electric vehicles on the road by 2040. Some suggest electric cars...If your next car is going to be electric, where you might “fill up” is a good and practical question that has to be resolved. There is evidence to suggest that fast charging at least shows promise as...
Published 2018.01.08: Blog Post

U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2015–2016

Following in the footsteps of the 2010–2014 airline rankings, this study ranks U.S. domestic air carriers by their overall fuel efficiency for the years 2015 and 2016. The analysis continues the use...
Published 2017.12.14: Publication

Profits and carbon emissions surge for U.S. domestic airlines

Low fuel prices and high travel demand undercut overall fuel-efficiency gains in aircraft operations in 2015 and 2016, study finds Annual fuel-efficiency ranking of domestic carriers shows Alaska...
Published 2017.12.14: News

Comments regarding EPA glider truck proposal, December 2017

Oral and written comments by Rachel Muncrief at a public hearing on the EPA proposal to repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits established in the Phase 2...
Published 2017.12.06: News

Expanding access to electric mobility in the United States

This briefing summarizes policies and actions that are expanding access to electric transportation in the United States. We showcase several examples of equity-focused electric mobility practices...
Published 2017.12.06: Publication

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure around the world

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is a key requirement for the transition to electric mobility. Governments, private companies, utilities, and automakers are investing heavily in charging...
Published 2017.12.04: Event

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