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Novo processo licitatório poderia contribuir para ônibus sem fuligem e sem emissões em Campinas

(Post in English) A cidade de Campinas, no Brasil, está trabalhando para o estabelecimento de novos contratos para a prestação de serviços de transporte público na cidade. Como muitas cidades...Um plano ambicioso para renovação e eletrificação da frota posicionaria a cidade como um líder regional para um transporte público mais limpo e sustentável
Published 2019.03.13: Blog Post

Costs of emission reduction technologies for diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment

Diesel engines used to power non-road equipment and vehicles, such as agricultural tractors and construction equipment, are a significant source of air pollutant emissions. Several regions around the...
Published 2018.07.11: Publication

Comments to the European Commission on HDV CO2 standards

Written comments by ICCT to the European Commission on the potential of European diesel powered tractor-trailers to reduce the CO2 emission of on-road freight in the EU, for informing the ongoing...
Published 2018.01.23: News

EU HDVs: Cost effectiveness of fuel efficiency technologies for long‑haul tractor‑trailers in the 2025‑2030 timeframe

In the European Union, CO2 emissions from commercial vehicles grew much faster than from passenger vehicles from 1990 to 2014. Trucks and buses now produce about a quarter of CO2 emissions from road...
Published 2018.01.16: Publication

Technology Leapfrog: Or, all recent auto technology forecasts underestimate how fast innovation is happening

The key to vehicle efficiency standards is technology forecasting, which is the centerpiece of a painstaking process the regulatory agencies go through to determine challenging but realistic mpg...Technology is coming at astounding rates and the current 2025 standards will not be difficult to meet at a cost a lot less than anybody has forecast. When NHTSA and EPA reevaluate the “...
Published 2017.09.25: Blog Post

Fuel efficiency technology in European heavy-duty vehicles: Baseline and potential for the 2020–2030 timeframe

Heavy-duty vehicles produce about a quarter of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from road transport in the European Union (EU), and some 5% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Their share...
Published 2017.07.16: Publication

CO2 reduction technologies for the European car and van fleet: A 2025-2030 assessment

This paper describes the methodology behind and the results obtained by a study to develop CO2 cost curves for the European passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in 2025–2030, and to...
Published 2016.11.21: Publication

Estimating the costs of vehicle efficiency: Will the European Commission incorporate lessons from experience?

Earlier this year, I wrote about estimating future vehicle technology costs, to make the observation that in reality meeting CO2 reduction targets has consistently ended up being cheaper than...Draft vehicle technology cost curves for post-2020 CO2 standard were presented to the European Commission in late July. Here's how they look in light of earlier (not always accurate) estimates.
Published 2015.09.02: Blog Post

Eighteen wheels and ten miles per gallon

Over the past generation, a lot has changed for the workhorse of American freight-hauling, the eighteen-wheel big rig, officially known as the Class 8 long-haul tractor-trailer. One thing that hasn't...The average long-haul tractor-trailer on U.S. highways gets the same 6 miles per gallon of diesel that it did decades ago. But there are clear signs that that, finally, is about to change.
Published 2015.04.21: Blog Post

Cost effectiveness of advanced efficiency technologies for long-haul tractor-trailers in the 2020–2030 timeframe

As U.S. regulatory agencies work on the second phase of heavy-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel-efficiency standards, a key question concerns the payback periods of various...
Published 2015.04.21: Publication

Vehicle technology costs: Estimates vs. reality

In Europe by now we have gained considerable experience with setting CO2 standards for light-duty vehicles: First, in 2009 a target of 130 g/km for 2015 was adopted, then 2014 the target of 95 g/km...The IKA institute just released a study on technology potential and cost for 2025/2030 CO2 targets in the EU—an opportune moment to look back at all the previous such studies and see how accurate...
Published 2015.01.27: Blog Post

Initial processing of Ricardo vehicle simulation modeling CO2 data

The basic CO2 data used in the development of the EU cost curves is derived from simulation modeling performed by Ricardo inc. This paper summarizes how the data developed by Ricardo was processed to...
Published 2013.02.04: Publication

Mass reduction impacts on EU cost curves

This paper discusses the impacts of new vehicle mass reduction data on CO2 benefit and cost curves for EU light-duty vehicles in the 2020–2025 timeframe. This paper is the third in a series, with the...
Published 2013.02.04: Publication

EU cost curve development methodology

This paper explains the methodology used to develop technology benefit and cost curves applicable for EU light-duty vehicles in 2020–2025. With appropriate modification of assumptions, the...
Published 2012.11.05: Publication

GHG reduction potential and costs of LDV technologies, II

Second in a workshop series for regulators, manufacturers, fleets, academics and NGOs to discuss greenhouse gas reduction potential for light-duty vehicles and projected technology costs in the 2020–...
Published 2012.05.01: Event

GHG reduction potential and costs of light-duty vehicle technologies

Update: A second workshop is scheduled for 27 April 2012. See here for details and registration. This public workshop brings together regulators, manufacturers, fleets, academics and NGOs to discuss...
Published 2012.01.19: Event