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A Rorschach test for transport geeks: Passenger vehicle fuel efficiency in Japan

The latest version of Japan’s fuel economy guide for passenger vehicles was posted last week (Japanese only). Released annually by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)...Is the fact that Japanese automakers stay 5–7 years ahead of regulatory targets evidence that they're geniuses, or that their regulators are unable to set realistic targets, or something in between?
Published 2015.04.03: Blog Post

Survey of best practices in reducing emissions through vehicle replacement programs

In many regions of the world, older, high-emitting vehicles account for a small percentage of the overall vehicle fleet but a disproportionately large share of total emissions. These vehicles may be...
Published 2015.03.02: Publication

Global overview of on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems for heavy-duty vehicles

On-board diagnostic (OBD) systems monitor the performance of engine and aftertreatment components, including those responsible for controlling emissions. The OBD system is designed to help ensure...
Published 2015.02.09: Publication

Low oil prices, high time to move off of diesel subsidies

As markets around the world adjust to the decline in global oil prices, there is at least one positive outcome for clean transportation: dropping prices have helped the governments of India and...Indonesia has an opportunity to smoothly transition to more ambitious reforms of its fuel subsidy system. From a public health standpoint, the best course would be to eliminate subsidies entirely...
Published 2014.12.23: Blog Post

Opportunities to reduce vehicle emissions in Jakarta

Jakarta’s expanding fleet of motor vehicles is a key target of urgently needed actions to curb the city’s dangerous air pollution. This briefing paper highlights technologies and policies to reduce...
Published 2014.12.10: Publication

New light commercial vehicles in China, 2010: Technology assessment and international comparisons

This paper assesses fuel consumption and fuel-efficiency technology adoption in China’s light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in 2010, focusing on the differences among vehicle sub-categories and...
Published 2014.10.21: Publication

Green Freight at the UNSG Climate Summit next week

At the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York City September 23, countries, cities, non-state organizations and private-sector entities will commit to scale up actions to mitigate short-...
Published 2014.09.15: News

A Guide for the Perplexed to the Indirect Effects of Biofuels Production

Over the past decade, the concept of indirect land use change (ILUC) has come from obscurity to become a primary concern for biofuels policy. In the U.S., the Renewable Fuel Standard and California's...
Published 2014.09.04: Publication

Is the Renewable Fuel Standard inadvertently driving up U.S. palm oil imports?

If you’re reading this on your lunch break, take a look at the ingredients label on your cookies. Chances are you’ll see one or a combination of soybean oil, palm oil, and canola oil, perhaps...About a third of all U.S. soybean oil goes into biodiesel that the RFS requires to be blended into diesel fuel. That's soybean oil that's no longer available to use in food products, leading to...
Published 2014.09.02: Blog Post

To fine or not to fine? Implementing standards

On May 7, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released its proposed Enforcement Rule for New Passenger Car Corporate-Average Fuel Consumption Standard for public comment....China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released its proposed Enforcement Rule for New Passenger Car Corporate-Average Fuel Consumption Standard for public comment. One...
Published 2014.06.25: Blog Post

ICCT对《加强乘用车企业平均燃料消耗量管理》征求意见稿的评论

工业和信息化部于5月7日在其网站上发布了《关于加强乘用车企业平均燃料消耗量管理的通知》(下称《监管办法》提案)并向社会公开征集意见。我们认为《监管办法》是整个乘用车第三阶段(以及以后标准)体系的关键环节,没有监管办法的标准不能称之为完整的标准,对车队油耗水平的改善的效果具有很大不确定性。纵观欧美等发达国家的车辆能效或温室气体排放标准体系,都是将标准值、核算体系、灵活达标机制和监管、...工业和信息化部于5月7日在其网站上发布了《关于加强乘用车企业平均燃料消耗量管理的通知》并向社会公开征集意见。我们认为《监管办法》是整个乘用车第三阶段(以及以后标准)体系的关键环节,没有监管办法的标准不能称之为完整的标准,对车队油耗水平的改善的效果具有很大不确定性。
Published 2014.06.25: Blog Post

广东省实施国5/V和国6/VI汽车排放标准的成本收益分析

本报告是国际清洁交通委员会(ICCT)对广东省实施更加严格的新车排放与燃油质量标准进行的成本效益分析。该报告对未来污染排放、健康与气候影响、以及相关成本进行预测分析。 分析结果表明,在广东提前实施国5/V(轻型车/重型车)排放标准和超低硫燃油标准可以迅速减少来自机动车的污染排放。污染排放的下降将减轻空气污染,提高公共健康,同时降低了影响气候变化污染物的排放。运用标准成本效益法,...
Published 2014.06.20: Publication

China Phase 3 new passenger car fuel consumption: Proposed implementation rule

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released its proposed implementation rule for the China Phase 3 new passenger car fuel consumption standard (GB 27999-2011) on May 7....
Published 2014.06.20: Publication

Costs and benefits of China 5/V and 6/VI standards in Guangdong Province

The ICCT conducted a cost-benefit analysis of the introduction of stringent new vehicle emissions and fuel-quality standards in Guangdong Province. The analysis estimates future emissions, health and...
Published 2014.06.16: Publication

Final Phase 2 China fuel consumption standard for commercial HDVs

In February 2014, China’s Phase 2 heavy-duty vehicle fuel consumption standards were finalized. The final rule remains unchanged from the late 2012 proposal by China’s Ministry of Industry and...
Published 2014.06.16: Publication

Hybrids break through in the Japan auto market

Japan’s 2012 passenger vehicle fuel economy guide is out (Japanese only), and for those interested in these matters it provides much food for thought. The most striking finding is that the fuel...Overall, fuel economy has improved by more than 70% in Japan since 1995, and the rate of improvement has averaged 6% annually over the past five years. Much of that can be attributed to the rise of...
Published 2014.04.04: Blog Post

China Phase 4 passenger car fuel consumption standard proposal

On January 21, 2014, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a proposed fuel consumption standard for passenger cars. The so-called Phase 4 standard, which would...
Published 2014.03.05: Publication

Supplemental WHTC testing for Euro IV/V heavy-duty vehicles in China

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has issued a new, nationwide standard requiring China IV and V (equivalent to Euro IV and V) heavy-duty diesel engines for use in urban vehicles to...
Published 2014.02.03: Publication

China V gasoline and diesel fuel quality standards

In February 2013, China’s State Council called for nationwide desulfurization of gasoline and diesel fuel to a maximum sulfur content of 10 parts-per-million (ppm) by the end of 2017. Over the course...
Published 2014.01.17: Publication

CCAC Green Freight Call to Action

The High Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) met in Warsaw on November 21, one of the events during the recently concluded COP19....
Published 2013.12.05: News

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