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Improving fuel efficiency for heavy-duty vehicles of 3.5–12 tonnes in India: Benefits, costs, and environmental impacts

This analysis examines the benefits and costs of fuel-saving technologies for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in India over the next 10 years and explores how various scenarios for the deployment of...
Published 2019.03.20: Publication

Why efficiency technology still matters in China

On September 5, 2018, six years after its retreat from the U.S. car market., the Suzuki Motor Corp. officially pulled out of China. As stated by Suzuki’s Chairman, the consumer shift in China towards...Until BEVs are able to meet the needs of mainstream vehicle market in China, manufacturers are continuing to develop advanced efficiency technologies for use in conventional vehicles. 
Published 2018.09.17: Blog Post

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Summary of working paper series

An overview of the efficiency technologies shows that the potential for reducing vehicle fuel consumption by adopting advanced technologies is great. We group the technologies into three categories...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Hybrids and electrification

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in hybrid and electric vehicles in China. Joint ventures, especially with Japanese automakers, dominate China’s hybrid electric...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Thermal management technology

This working paper assesses progress and new developments in thermal management technologies in China. A variety of mature technologies are associated with vehicle thermal efficiency and have on-...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Vehicle technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in vehicle technologies, including lightweighting, active aerodynamics, and low rolling resistance tires in China. In general,...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Transmission technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in transmissions in China. The conventional automatic transmission is the most popular non-manual transmission technology in...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Advanced engine technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in internal combustion engines in China. Among commercialized advanced engine technologies in China, variable valve taming/lift,...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

7 + 3 = 10

The Run on Less roadshow tracked seven trucking fleets around the U.S. and Canada over a 3-week span to showcase highly fuel efficient tractor-trailers using off-the-shelf technologies. The Run...7 fleets put the U.S. average fuel economy of 6 mpg in their rear-view mirrors long ago. Run on Less was a great way to help to get the word out to the rest of the industry that these results are no...
Published 2017.09.29: Blog Post

Barriers to the adoption of fuel-saving technologies in the trucking sector

Freight trucks are the backbone of most economies, because they are responsible for a significant portion of goods movement. Although freight trucks make up a relatively small percentage of the on-...
Published 2017.07.07: Publication

Consumer benefits of increased efficiency in 2025-2030 light-duty vehicles in the U.S.

This paper estimates consumer costs and benefits of increasingly efficient light-duty vehicles in 2025 to 2030. It considers the impacts of adopted 2025 standards and the potential extension of fuel...
Published 2017.06.15: Publication

Technology uptake, costs, and benefits under a next-phase passenger car efficiency program in Brazil

Brazil is the sixth largest market for new passenger vehicles worldwide and the largest market in Latin America. As of 2013, passenger vehicles sold in Brazil have adopted fewer fuel-saving...
Published 2017.03.27: Publication

Improved heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency in India: Benefits, costs and environmental impacts

The main objectives of this analysis are to examine the benefits and costs of fuel-saving technologies for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) in India over the next 10 years and, to explore how various...
Published 2017.01.20: Publication

Automotive thermal management technology

Thermal management techniques are critical to the robust and efficient performance of conventional and electrified vehicles. Thermal management systems not only support reduction of emissions in...
Published 2016.10.04: Publication

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

Cost assessment of near- and mid-term technologies to improve new aircraft fuel efficiency

This report summarizes the results of the first independent, bottom-up cost assessment of near and mid-term technologies to improve new aircraft fuel efficiency. Carried out in cooperation with a...
Published 2016.09.27: Publication

Transmissions

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

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

International Workshop on Technology and Policy Solutions for Energy-Efficient and Low Carbon Light-Duty Vehicles

High-level government officials from China’s key ministries responsible for setting fuel economy standards for the country, over 70 experts from semi-governmental research agencies, the academy, NGOs...
Published 2014.06.19: Event

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