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Overview and evaluation of eco-innovations in European passenger car CO2 standards

The eco-innovations mechanism rewards innovative technologies that produce real-world CO2 savings beyond what is measured over the standardized test cycle during vehicle type approval. Because CO2...
Published 2018.07.11: Publication

A no-regrets option: What discussions in the European Parliament spotlight about a light-duty 2025–2030 CO2 standard for the EU

Recently I attended a workshop in the European Parliament on CO2 standards for new passenger cars and vans for 2025–2030, organized by the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (...Although there is broad agreement on what steps need to be taken regarding CO2 standards for new passenger cars and vans, the regulatory proposal from the European Commission is far from actually...
Published 2018.04.04: Blog Post

Real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high

Discrepancy between passenger vehicle type-approval test results and in-use fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at 42 per cent, with first indications of a possible slowdown in the...
Published 2017.11.05: News

From laboratory to road: A 2016 update

This 2016 update to a series begun in 2013 analyzes 13 data sources covering 15 years, six countries, and approximately 1 million cars. The analysis shows that, in the EU, the gap between official...
Published 2016.11.16: Publication

[Press release] Real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap continues to widen in Europe

Discrepancy between passenger vehicle type-approval test results and in-use fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions now at 42 per cent The average gap between official fuel consumption...
Published 2016.11.15: News

From laboratory to road: A 2015 update

This 2015 update to a series begun in 2013 analyzes eleven data sources covering fourteen years, six countries, and almost 600,000 vehicles. The analysis shows that in the EU the gap between official...
Published 2015.09.24: Publication

European vehicle market statistics, 2014

The annual European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers statistical portrait of passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union from 2001—and, beginning with the 2014...
Published 2014.11.12: Publication

From laboratory to road: A 2014 update

Europe’s passenger-car efficiency regulation has very effectively driven down the official average CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new passenger cars in the EU. The 2015 target of 130 grams of...
Published 2014.09.28: Publication

The art of cooking popcorn and the 2013 EU statistical pocketbook

Futurist Lars Thomsen gave a speech at the AVL “Engine & Environment” conference in September that has drawn quite a bit of favorable attention (like here). Thomsen has a lot of interesting...Some highlights from the new edition of our annual profile of the European vehicle market.
Published 2013.10.28: Blog Post

European vehicle market statistics, 2013

Update: The 2014 edition of the EU Pocketbook is now available here. The European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers an annually updated, statistical portrait of passenger car and light...
Published 2013.10.28: Publication

From Laboratory to Road

Fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emission values for new cars in Europe are determined via the so-called type-approval process, which involves testing vehicles under laboratory conditions using...
Published 2013.05.27: Publication

Laboratory versus real world: Discrepancies in NOx emissions in the EU

Last week we published the new edition of our pocketbook of European Vehicle Market Statistics. For those interested in road vehicles and their impact on our climate and air quality, the pocketbook...NOx emissions from gasoline cars in the EU have decreased significantly since 2000. Not so for diesel cars, and the increasing numbers of diesel vehicles is intensifying the resulting health problems...
Published 2012.11.07: Blog Post

Webinar: EU vehicle market (15 Feb.)

On 15 February 2012 at 1300 GMT the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership will host a one-hour webinar by the ICCT's regional lead for Europe, Peter Mock, on the technical and environmental characteristics...
Published 2012.02.09: Event

Decoupling emissions from growing traffic volume

The total number of motor vehicles on the road in Western Europe more than tripled between 1970 and 2005, rising from about 80 million to 260 million. Over the same period, traffic volume as measured...In Europe and North America, the period 1970-2005 saw some interesting changes in the correlation between traffic volume and the level of emissions in the road transport sector, as well as an...
Published 2012.01.31: Blog Post

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

European Vehicle Market Statistics

With the adoption of the European Union (EU) regulation setting carbon dioxide (CO2) emission performance standards for new passenger cars (Regulation (EC) No. 443/2009) and light-commercial vehicles...
Published 2012.01.03: Publication

Comments: Reducing CO2 emissions from vehicles

Comments in response to the European Commission consultation document on reducing CO2 emissions from road vehicles, December 2011. View on Scribd
Published 2011.12.09: News

Fleet distribution statistics for new LCVs in the EU in 2010

  This paper provides aggregated statistics for the fleet of new light-commercial vehicles in the EU for the year 2010. Light-commercial vehicles are defined as vehicles primarily intended for the...
Published 2011.11.16: Publication

European CO2 emission performance standards for light commercial vehicles

On February 15, 2011 the European Parliament adopted legislation that, for the first time, will regulate CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Europe. The original legislative...
Published 2011.03.07: Publication