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Did the Delta and United exit from the Persian Gulf have any effect on the market’s fuel efficiency?

In the first quarter of 2016, both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines ended all flights from the U.S. to the Persian Gulf. Delta stated that they terminated their Atlanta-Dubai route because it was...With the exit of Delta and United from the Persian Gulf market, one would expect that there was some impact on the market’s average fuel efficiency. But, is it due to a less diverse mix of aircraft,...
Published 2018.04.24: Blog Post

2018 Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership Joint Forum and Clean Air Week

On March 20, 2018, ICCT researcher Zifei Yang presented at two workshops organized by UN Environment and Clean Air Asia as side events at the 2018 Asia Pacific Clean Air Partnership Joint Forum and...
Published 2018.03.21: Event

Africa Clean Mobility Week

Countries in Africa have among the highest urbanization and vehicle fleet growth rates in the world. Africa's countries and cities are introducing new mobility plans that combine increased public...
Published 2018.03.16: Event

Does it matter to your carbon footprint whether you're flying across the Atlantic or the Pacific?

In 2015, the ICCT released a white paper comparing the fuel efficiency of 20 major airlines operating in the transatlantic market-specifically, nonstop passenger flights between North America and...Two recent ICCT studies on the fuel efficiency of airlines revealed different gaps between the most and least efficient airlines operating transatlantic and transpacific routes. Could this be due to...
Published 2018.03.05: Blog Post

Size matters for aircraft fuel efficiency. Just not in the way that you think.

In our recent transpacific airline ranking, we assessed and compared the fuel efficiency of the top 20 airlines operating flights between the U.S., East Asia, and Oceana.  One interesting finding was...One might assume that the larger the plane, the more fuel-efficient it is per passenger due to economies of scale. But in the case of flights over the Pacific, conventional wisdom turns out to be...
Published 2018.02.27: Blog Post

One weird trick to improve airline efficiency - gain belly weight!

In our recent transpacific airline fuel-efficiency ranking, we quantified the passenger-based fuel efficiency of 20 airlines after correcting for cargo carried on passenger flights ("belly freight...Would ICCT's recent transpacific fuel efficiency ranking change if dedicated freighters were taken into account? Did the rankings incorrectly reward airlines for carrying belly freight when putting...
Published 2018.02.22: Blog Post

Should Peru implement a fuel economy feebate system?

Peru has the fastest growing passenger car fleet in Latin America, thanks to the country's strong economic growth. From 2005 to 2015, annual sales of passenger cars increased more than 9 times, a 25...Peru is committed to the Global Fuel Economy Initiative “100 for 50 by 50” campaign, and the Peruvian government intent on reducing vehicle fuel consumption. That may open policy windows to...
Published 2018.01.19: Blog Post

South Africa's new passenger vehicle CO2 emission standards: Baseline determination and benefits assessment

South Africa’s new passenger vehicle fleet is the largest on the African continent and the 18th largest globally. South African manufacturers sold more than 412,000 new vehicles in 2015, and exported...
Published 2018.01.17: Publication

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

2017 Global update: Light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards

Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles (LDVs) have progressed significantly in a little more than a decade. Ten years ago, only four governments had...
Published 2017.06.23: Publication

International competitiveness and the auto industry: What's the role of motor vehicle emission standards?

This paper reviews the political science, regulatory, and economics literature to illuminate the international competitiveness impacts of motor vehicle emission standards. The primary question the...
Published 2017.05.23: Publication

Are automakers beating the U.S. vehicle fuel economy standards? Yep, bigly.

Pretty much everybody prefers a vehicle with better fuel economy than worse, all else being equal. After all, who wants to waste money on fuel? And so automakers keep touting how their cars and even...Highlights that low-cost efficiency technology keeps entering the auto market, and automakers keep beating the efficiency standards. Luckily, there is every reason to believe we’ll continue to see...
Published 2016.11.02: Blog Post

Deployment of passenger car technology in Europe and the United States

For both markets, rapid technology diffusion is found in recent years, largely as a response of vehicle manufacturers to increasingly stringent regulatory standards. Yet there are differences in the...
Published 2016.10.27: Publication

Truck trailers in the U.S.: Leading from behind

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

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

Review and evaluation of vehicle fuel efficiency labeling and consumer information programs

Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Labeling (VFEL) is used by numerous countries worldwide to improve the fuel efficiency of their transport fleets. The theory behind VFEL is that better-informed consumers are...
Published 2016.01.27: Publication

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

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

South Korea fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for new LDVs 2016-2020

On December 30, 2014, the Ministry of Environment (ME) announced the new average fuel economy (FE) and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards1 for light-duty vehicles (notification no. 2014-235). A nearly...
Published 2015.10.28: 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

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