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Comments on TAR for MY 2022–2025 LDV GHG emissions and CAFE standards

ICCT comments to the U.S. EPA, CARB, and NHTSA on the Midterm Evaluation Draft Technical Assessment Report for model year 2022–2025 light duty vehicle GHG emissions and CAFE standards. View on...
Published 2016.09.28: News

Cost-effective fuel-efficiency technologies could reduce new aircraft fuel consumption by 25% to 40% in near- to mid-term: New study

Feasible improvements dwarf the efficiency of new aircraft designs currently proposed or planned by manufacturers Substantial gap highlights need for more effective public policies to push energy...
Published 2016.09.27: News

Critiquing the new CAR study: Crippling flaws in both cost and benefit analyses [press statement]

23 September 2016—Automotive technology expert John German, Senior Fellow/U.S. Co-Lead at The International Council on Clean Transportation, was critical of a new report from the Center for...
Published 2016.09.26: News

Technology pathways for diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment

Internal combustion engines are ubiquitous in today’s society. Applications for these engines cover a broad spectrum, ranging from vehicles that transport passengers and move goods to specialized...
Published 2016.09.16: Publication

A world of thoughts on Phase 2

Last month's release of the final rulemaking on Phase 2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles, engines and trailers in the U.S. was — as ICCT researchers pointed out here, here, here and here — a really...Regulatory action to address CO2 emissions and fuel use from heavy-duty vehicles is accelerating around the world. With that in mind, we've been keeping an eye on how the Phase 2 announcement has...
Published 2016.09.16: Blog Post

A heavy-duty economic growth engine

We usually talk about vehicle fuel efficiency in terms of the amount of carbon we can keep out of the atmosphere, or the amount of oil we can save, or direct benefits to drivers: more miles to the...If you want to stimulate growth in the U.S. economy, you could find a lot worse places to start than with a policy that will drive technology innovation in the freight sector and cut the fuel costs...
Published 2016.09.13: Blog Post

The ascent of electric vehicles in California

We’ve seen some mixed signals in California on electric vehicles this summer. First, California lawmakers put the electric vehicle consumer rebates on hold. Then there were questions about whether...Sacramento provided a little bit of a roller coaster for EVs in California this summer. But our analysis of the data shows that the diffusion of EVs in the market could ultimately be the much more...
Published 2016.09.11: Blog Post

Leading edge of electric vehicle market development in the United States: An analysis of California cities

This study analyzes electric vehicle markets at the city level in California in 2015. Along with an analysis of city-level electric vehicle uptake, the authors assess public charging infrastructure,...
Published 2016.09.11: Publication


The technology assessments conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to inform the 2017–2025 passenger vehicle fuel economy...
Published 2016.08.29: Publication

U.S. efficiency and greenhouse gas emission regulations for model year 2018-2027 heavy-duty vehicles, engines, and trailers

On August 16, 2016 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the final rulemaking for heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and greenhouse...
Published 2016.08.25: Publication

Is the EPA setting biodiesel mandates too high?

Regulators’ recent proposal for 2017-18 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) mandates continue the EPA’s trend of requiring increased blending of biomass-based diesel (BBD, a category that includes...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is setting mandates for biomass-based diesel unsustainably high, based on our research.
Published 2016.08.22: Blog Post

Truck trailers in the U.S.: Leading from behind

So Tuesday was a really big deal for commercial trailers in the U.S. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the final rulemaking (FRM)...With the Phase 2 regulation, trailers in the U.S. become the first in the world to be regulated based on their impact on fuel efficiency and carbon emissions. 
Published 2016.08.18: Blog Post

Driving Automotive Innovation

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 the ICCT hosted a half-day conference in the Hart Senate Office building. The event was supported by the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA), the...
Published 2016.08.18: Event

A big win-win on big trucks

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the final rulemaking (FRM) for heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas...The final Phase 2 rule is estimated to result in 1.1 billion tons of CO2 reduction over the regulated vehicles’ lifetimes and is considered to be the most comprehensive and technically ambitious...
Published 2016.08.16: Blog Post

Final U.S. Phase 2 heavy-duty vehicle efficiency rule sets standards that are ambitious, far-sighted, and achievable [press statement]

August 16, 2016—The standards for fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of...
Published 2016.08.16: News

Final EPA greenhouse gas endangerment finding for aircraft is a needed step on aviation carbon emissions

July 25, 2016—The final endangerment finding on aircraft engine greenhouse gas emissions released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a welcome step forward on the path toward...
Published 2016.07.25: 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

Draft Technical Assessment Report shows U.S. 2025 light-duty vehicle GHG/CAFE standards are firmly on track [press statement]

July 18, 2016—The technical assessment released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the California Air Resources Board broadly...
Published 2016.07.18: News

Taking stock of the VW settlement agreement

On June 28, more than 9 months after the "Dieselgate" story broke, Volkswagen agreed to a $14.7 billion partial settlement designed to do three things: compensate consumers for advertising fraud;...Considering how much the likelihood of discovery and the magnitude of the consequences have increased in just nine months, it’s safe to say that the odds in favor of a genuinely cleaner...
Published 2016.07.15: Blog Post

Comments on RFS 2017-2018

ICCT comments to the U.S. EPA on proposed volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard program for 2017 and biomass-based diesel volume for 2018. View on Scribd
Published 2016.07.11: News