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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

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

States and cities seeking to maintain clean car standards

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 2018.08.21: Publication

U.S. states and cities take responsibility on clean cars

The Trump administration has been busy rolling back dozens of environmental policies, and their latest move is a proposal to decimate the clean car standards. Unfortunately, not only do they want to...The Trump administration has proposed rolling back the 2025 efficiency and emissions standards. Taking the biggest centralized policy tool off the table has compelled states and cities to fight the...
Published 2018.08.21: Blog Post

The Trump Administration’s vehicle efficiency proposal is not supported by underlying data and runs counter to global trends

August 2, 2018 (Washington DC)—The long-expected proposal released today by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency on light-duty fuel-...
Published 2018.08.02: News

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

Draft Technical Assessment Report shows U.S. 2025 light-duty vehicle GHG/CAFE standards are firmly on track [press statement]

July 18, 2016—The technical assessment released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the California Air Resources Board broadly...
Published 2016.07.18: News

Naughty or nice? Automakers and US efficiency standards

Well, it’s that time of year again! No, no, not the holidays. It’s that time of year when the U.S. EPA releases authoritative information on how the automakers are doing in meeting their carbon...Helping out old St. Nick, as he's making his list and checking it twice, with the new vehicle efficiency data in the EPA’s 2015 Trends and Manufacturer Performance reports.
Published 2015.12.17: Blog Post

Do the automakers really need help with the U.S. efficiency standards?

If you paid attention to the press coming out of the Detroit Auto Show last week, you’d have the strong impression that low gasoline prices are making it difficult for automakers to comply with fuel...Sergio Marchionne, among others, is trying to get folks riled up about rolling back the 54.5 mpg standard for new 2025 automobiles. Let’s take a little closer look at the supposed problem.
Published 2015.01.23: Blog Post

More efficient new Ford F150: A shift from the old horsepower wars?

Ford released the official fuel economy label values for the 2015 aluminum-body Ford F150 this week and the general response from the media was disappointment. But Ford had much broader goals in mind...Ford has clearly done something very special technologically. Whether it will be the game-changer many expected in terms of increased efficiency remains unclear.
Published 2014.12.16: Blog Post

Keep up the good work, automakers (and EPA)

There are lots of new high-efficiency models in the market: sedans, crossovers, pickups, and even sports cars. But how are the automakers doing, as a whole, in meeting federal US and California clean...Last Friday, the US EPA released its first report on automakers' performance toward reducing vehicle emissions to comply with GHG standards. So, how's it going? Pretty well.
Published 2014.04.29: Blog Post

Live from New York, it’s vehicle efficiency!

Beneath all the polish, glitz, and raw horsepower of the New York International Auto Show is a lot of very cool technology. In case you missed it, the first new Alfa Romeo to be offered in the U.S....What role are high-volume 2014 models going to play in automakers’ efforts to meet new CAFE standards? Well, the new sedans are already greatly outperforming the CAFE targets, two years early. And...
Published 2014.04.25: Blog Post

LDV fuel consumption and GHG emissions: Where there's a will there's a way

Last week, the U.S. National Research Council released a comprehensive study of the technology potential for cutting oil consumption and GHG emissions by 80% across the U.S. light-duty vehicle fleet...A recent NRC study assesses technically and economically feasible efficiency improvements we could get in both conventional and advanced LDVs over the next few decades. The question is will we force...
Published 2013.03.28: Blog Post

CleanTransportation podcast

New US passenger vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for 2017–2025 may be finalized as early as August 15—next week. CT podcast has interviews with Drew Kodjak and John German on the...
Published 2012.08.10: News

US 2017-25 CAFE/GHG standards: Comments on NPRM, 13 Feb 2012

Comments in response to the proposed rulemaking issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency on 2017 and later model year light-­duty vehicle...
Published 2012.02.14: News

Statement on US 2017–25 CAFE standards, 24 January 2012

ICCT president Alan Lloyd's testimony at the EPA/NHTSA hearing on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for 2017–2025 vehicle CAFE and GHG standards, San Francisco, 24 January 2012. View on Scribd
Published 2012.01.25: News

Statement on proposed US vehicle CAFE/GHG standards for 2017-25

John German's testimony at a January 17, 2017, hearing in Detroit on the EPA/NHTSA notice of proposed rulemaking on vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for 2017–25. [View on Scribd]
Published 2012.01.18: News

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