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Why efficiency technology still matters in China

On September 5, 2018, six years after its retreat from the U.S. car market., the Suzuki Motor Corp. officially pulled out of China. As stated by Suzuki’s Chairman, the consumer shift in China towards...Until BEVs are able to meet the needs of mainstream vehicle market in China, manufacturers are continuing to develop advanced efficiency technologies for use in conventional vehicles. 
Published 2018.09.17: Blog Post

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Summary of working paper series

An overview of the efficiency technologies shows that the potential for reducing vehicle fuel consumption by adopting advanced technologies is great. We group the technologies into three categories...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Hybrids and electrification

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in hybrid and electric vehicles in China. Joint ventures, especially with Japanese automakers, dominate China’s hybrid electric...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Thermal management technology

This working paper assesses progress and new developments in thermal management technologies in China. A variety of mature technologies are associated with vehicle thermal efficiency and have on-...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Vehicle technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in vehicle technologies, including lightweighting, active aerodynamics, and low rolling resistance tires in China. In general,...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Transmission technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in transmissions in China. The conventional automatic transmission is the most popular non-manual transmission technology in...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Advanced engine technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in internal combustion engines in China. Among commercialized advanced engine technologies in China, variable valve taming/lift,...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Technology Leapfrog: Or, all recent auto technology forecasts underestimate how fast innovation is happening

The key to vehicle efficiency standards is technology forecasting, which is the centerpiece of a painstaking process the regulatory agencies go through to determine challenging but realistic mpg...Technology is coming at astounding rates and the current 2025 standards will not be difficult to meet at a cost a lot less than anybody has forecast. When NHTSA and EPA reevaluate the “...
Published 2017.09.25: Blog Post

Diesel Engines

The technology assessments conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to inform the 2017–2025 passenger vehicle fuel economy and...
Published 2017.07.10: Publication

Consumer benefits of increased efficiency in 2025-2030 light-duty vehicles in the U.S.

This paper estimates consumer costs and benefits of increasingly efficient light-duty vehicles in 2025 to 2030. It considers the impacts of adopted 2025 standards and the potential extension of fuel...
Published 2017.06.15: Publication

Evaluation of next-phase greenhouse gas regulations for passenger vehicles in Mexico

Stringent standards for passenger vehicle GHG emissions will help meet Mexico’s climate goals and increase energy security, and will have tremendous benefits for consumers and society alike. Aligning...
Published 2017.05.19: Publication

Technology uptake, costs, and benefits under a next-phase passenger car efficiency program in Brazil

Brazil is the sixth largest market for new passenger vehicles worldwide and the largest market in Latin America. As of 2013, passenger vehicles sold in Brazil have adopted fewer fuel-saving...
Published 2017.03.27: Publication

Lightweighting technology development and trends in U.S. passenger vehicles

The technology assessments conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to inform the 2017–2025 passenger vehicle fuel economy and...
Published 2016.12.19: Publication

CO2 reduction technologies for the European car and van fleet: A 2025-2030 assessment

This paper describes the methodology behind and the results obtained by a study to develop CO2 cost curves for the European passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in 2025–2030, and to...
Published 2016.11.21: Publication

2025 Passenger car and light commercial vehicle powertrain technology analysis

The ICCT commissioned the German engineering services provider FEV to carry out detailed computer simulations and bottom-up "tear-down" cost estimates for individual technologies and technology...
Published 2016.11.21: Publication

The next generation of electric vehicles is on the way

Anyone in the market for a new electric vehicle may feel overwhelmed by the multitude of recent automaker announcements unveiling new consumer options. Proponents of electric vehicles are bound to...Electric vehicle metrics like range and cost are expected to continue to dramatically improve over the next few years as the next-generation technology emerges. In turn, these cost reductions will...
Published 2016.11.15: 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

The latest paper by the Center for Automotive Research is not what it thinks it is

Last month, the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) released a report on the potential economic effects of EPA/NHTSA’s 2017-2025 light duty rule. Although CAR receives funding or research support...The whole report rests on a false premise about the costs of meeting the standards. And whether that reflects a lack of "objectivity" or something else, it renders the report completely unreliable as...
Published 2016.10.12: Blog Post

Automotive thermal management technology

Thermal management techniques are critical to the robust and efficient performance of conventional and electrified vehicles. Thermal management systems not only support reduction of emissions in...
Published 2016.10.04: Publication

Transmissions

The technology assessments conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to inform the 2017–2025 passenger vehicle fuel economy...
Published 2016.08.29: Publication

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