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Comments on the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

On August 2nd, 2018 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of proposed...
Published 2018.10.26: News

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Mid-term Evaluation of Model Year 2022 to 2025 Light Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Comments submitted September 28, 2018 to Environment and Climate Change Canada regarding the Mid-term Evaluation of Model Year 2022 to 2025 Light Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards....
Published 2018.10.02: News

Assessing Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards: Benefits analysis

This paper is part of a series of reports on analysis done by the ICCT on Canada-specific technology pathways, costs, and benefits of Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. The...
Published 2018.09.12: Publication

Assessing Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards: Technology deployment and costs

This paper is part of a series of reports on analysis done by the ICCT on Canada-specific technology pathways, costs, and benefits of Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. The...
Published 2018.09.12: Publication

Assessing Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards: Methodology and OMEGA model description

This paper is part of a series of reports on analysis done by the ICCT on Canada-specific technology pathways, costs, and benefits of Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. The...
Published 2018.09.12: Publication

Assessing Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards: Characteristics of the Canadian fleet

This paper is part of a series of reports on analysis done by the ICCT on Canada-specific technology pathways, costs, and benefits of Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. The...
Published 2018.09.12: Publication

Carbon intensity gap surged to a new high of 63% for transatlantic carriers in 2017

Updated study shows fuel efficiency improving an average of 1% per year since 2014, less than industry goal. A study released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)found...
Published 2018.09.11: News

Transatlantic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2017

This report compares the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and Europe. It uses the same methodology as in the 2016 transpacific fuel...
Published 2018.09.11: Publication

On vehicle efficiency standards, it’s time for Canada to chart its own course

On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for revised fuel efficiency...Now that the EPA and NHTSA proposal for revised fuel efficiency standards is out, the full extent of the roll back and the significant implications for Canada are clear
Published 2018.08.02: Blog Post

Why (Run on) Less is more…

“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

Transatlantic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2014

This report compares the fuel efficiency, and therefore carbon intensity, of the top 20 airlines on transatlantic routes between North America and Europe in 2014. It is the first analysis to combine...
Published 2015.11.16: Publication

U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2014

This study, the fourth in a series of yearly analyses of U.S. airlines on domestic operations, arrives as we near a potential turning point for public policy concerning aviation and the environment....
Published 2015.10.22: Publication

Will new U.S. truck standards bring “SuperTrucks” to the market?

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

What do the new truck regulations mean for pickups?

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

The ever-improving efficiency of the diesel engine

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

What is at stake in the U.S. truck efficiency rule

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

5 numbers you need to know about the proposed U.S. truck efficiency rule

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

A primer on U.S. fuel economy standards

The recent spate of news articles with headlines like “Clash looms with automaker and efficiency standards” and “Detroit’s blue skies clouded by worries over fuel economy” are a clear sign that...Why comparing consumer window-sticker fuel economy labels directly with the “54.5 mpg” 2025 standard falsely exaggerates the size of the challenge. 
Published 2015.04.10: Blog Post

Bending the law of diminishing returns on fuel economy

Larry Vellequette had an interesting column about diminishing returns from vehicle efficiency technologies in the July 11, 2014 Automotive News. He was commenting on the chart below showing annual...On fuel economy, what matters is the cost of adding technology compared with the fuel savings it delivers. And all the evidence points to technology costs falling fast enough to keep pace with the...
Published 2014.07.21: Blog Post

A false choice: Carbon taxes and fuel efficiency regulations

I read Henry Paulson’s Sunday New York Times op-ed on the climate crisis and Paul Krugman’s response with interest—and frustration. Mr. Paulson called for putting a price on emissions of carbon...Fuel taxes or carbon fees affect fuel consumption in different ways than regulatory standards do. They complement each other, and we need both.
Published 2014.06.26: Blog Post

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