English version A norma P-8 no Brasil aplica-se a todos os veículos novos de passageiros e de carga equipados com motores de ignição por compressão ou por centelha e com peso mínimo de 3,856...
Published 2019.02.27: Publication
“Run on Less” is more than just a catchy slogan or fancy new report. What is Run on Less? It’s a first-of-its-kind event in which several trucking fleets are showcasing highly efficient tractor-...A first-of-its-kind event in which several trucking fleets are showcasing highly efficient tractor-trailers in real-world operations, to culminate at the North American Commercial Vehicle inaugural...
Published 2017.09.05: Blog Post
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
As we’ve indicated previously, there is a lot at stake with the proposed U.S. truck efficiency standards. This was made even more evident by the input from many stakeholders at the recent EPA and...Compared with the U.S. Deptarment of Energy SuperTruck demonstrations, just how “Super” are the proposed US tractor-trailer standards for model year 2027? Not very.
Published 2015.08.31: Blog Post
Last week, my colleague Anup Bandivadekar and I held a webinar to discuss the heavy-duty truck and bus market in India and considerations for an upcoming regulatory program to improve the fuel...Efficiency standards for engines are the most advantageous regulatory design option for India to maximize near-term fuel savings and emission reduction benefits from new heavy-duty vehicles. Engine...
Published 2015.08.25: Blog Post
With the Obama administration’s proposed truck efficiency rules, nearly everyone is focused on what they will mean for engines and tractor-trailers. We’re certainly guilty of that, with our technical...Sales of heavy pickups are over half of all the trucks covered by the new rules, and they account for 15%–20% of fuel use by U.S. trucks. The rules could have a large and widespread impact.
Published 2015.08.17: Blog Post
Rudolf Diesel in the 1880s said, “The automobile engine will come, and then I will consider my life's work complete.” He clearly knew how big a deal his invention was. But whatever judgment should be...A strong case can be made that the pending U.S. decision on HDV engines standards should push the technology envelope as hard as is feasible based on emerging efficiency technologies.
Published 2015.08.14: Blog Post
In the California Air Resources Board hearing on July 23, 2015, the Board received testimony from stakeholders on how the federal U.S. rulemaking on heavy-duty vehicle efficiency might change. One of...The proposed rule is expected to reduce GHG emissions 150 MMT/year by 2040, and cut oil use in the U.S. by over a 1M bbl/day. But how much further might it go?
Published 2015.08.12: Blog Post
The Government of India has begun the formal process of considering regulation of the fuel efficiency of new trucks and buses. In any regulatory development process, a thorough understanding of the...
Published 2015.08.10: Publication
The proposed new "Phase 2" standard for heavy-duty vehicle fuel consumption and GHG emissions in the U.S. is long and complex (find a concise summary here) — not surprising, because the HDV...One way to begin to cut through the complexity of the proposed new "Phase 2" standard for heavy-duty vehicle fuel consumption and GHG emissions is to look at the vehicle category most of us are most...
Published 2015.07.23: Blog Post
U.S. efficiency and greenhouse gas emission regulations for MY 2018–2027 heavy-duty vehicles, engines, and trailers
On June 19, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly proposed new standards to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas...
Published 2015.06.25: Publication
[Originally published on HuffPost Green] Tractor trailers and other medium and heavy trucks are the hard working giants of the American highway. They are also a disproportionately large part of our...Tractor trailers and other medium and heavy trucks are the hard working giants of the American highway. They are also a disproportionately large part of our nation's carbon footprint.
Published 2015.06.24: Blog Post
Today the U.S. Environment Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and...It's a complex proposal, and will take some time to fully digest, but some of the highlights regarding the complexity, the technology improvements, and the benefits are immediately clear. Here is the...
Published 2015.06.19: Blog Post
Vehicle simulation tools can enable a reliable estimation of the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles while eliminating undesirable sources of variation, such as driver behavior or the influence of...
Published 2015.05.11: Publication
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
If you live in the U.S., you've seen commercials for pickup trucks trumpeting “best-in-class” horsepower, towing, and payload capability. Get ready for a new trend in marketing pickups, as the...Nobody really knows the fuel economy of new commercial pickups and vans, because manufacturers aren't required to publicly disclose it. But that could be about to change, with Phase 2 of the US...
Published 2015.04.20: Blog Post
The ICCT is playing a support role in developing the program and organizing logistics. A final overview and presentations from the workshop can be accessed here
Published 2015.02.24: Event
Costs and adoption rates of fuel-saving technologies for trailers in the Canadian on-road freight sector
This report, “Costs and adoption rates of fuel-saving technologies for trailers in the Canadian on-road freight sector,” is the outcome of a collaboration between the ICCT and Pollution Probe, a...
Published 2015.02.11: Publication
Well, the last month has been a nice little run on the heavy-duty vehicle efficiency front in the U.S. In his State of the Union address, President Obama declared that he’d build on the success of...President Obama has officially kicked off the work of developing the next U.S. heavy-duty vehicle efficiency standards. A handful of critical technical-regulatory topic areas will essentially define...
Published 2014.02.19: Blog Post
This paper, “Recommendations for regulatory design, testing, and certification for integrating trailers into the Phase 2 U.S. heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas regulation,”...
Published 2014.02.18: Publication