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Final Phase 2 China fuel consumption standard for commercial HDVs

In February 2014, China’s Phase 2 heavy-duty vehicle fuel consumption standards were finalized. The final rule remains unchanged from the late 2012 proposal by China’s Ministry of Industry and...
Published 2014.06.16: Publication

Request for Proposals: Scoping Study, International Technology Verification Center

Summary This request for proposals (RFP) seeks a consultant or consulting team with expertise in technologies for freight efficiency, operational strategies, and technology verification to develop a...
Published 2014.05.22: News

Supplemental WHTC testing for Euro IV/V heavy-duty vehicles in China

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has issued a new, nationwide standard requiring China IV and V (equivalent to Euro IV and V) heavy-duty diesel engines for use in urban vehicles to...
Published 2014.02.03: Publication

China V gasoline and diesel fuel quality standards

In February 2013, China’s State Council called for nationwide desulfurization of gasoline and diesel fuel to a maximum sulfur content of 10 parts-per-million (ppm) by the end of 2017. Over the course...
Published 2014.01.17: Publication

CCAC Green Freight Call to Action

The High Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) met in Warsaw on November 21, one of the events during the recently concluded COP19....
Published 2013.12.05: News

HDV efficiency: Aligning standards internationally, Part II

This will be the second in a series on heavy-duty vehicle efficiency, aiming at aligning HDV policies and fostering ongoing collaboration on global transport policies. The outcomes and...
Published 2013.12.03: Event

Investigation of Diesel Emissions in China

In 2012, the International Council on Clean Transportation supported Tsinghua University to investigate emission factors of diesel vehicles in China. The project included a careful review and summary...
Published 2013.10.22: Publication

Top vehicle markets, 2012

Our annual look at the largest vehicle markets, in words and pictures (see here for last year's). Thanks to my colleagues Hui He for help with the Wards data, Zifei Yang for coming up with the top 15...Our annual look at the largest vehicle markets, in words and pictures.
Published 2013.10.01: Blog Post

What might US-China collaboration on clean fuels and vehicles focus on?

My colleague Nic Lutsey recently blogged about a new development in US-China climate collaboration: a focus on improving the efficiency of heavy-duty trucks. Trucks are a large and growing...The US-China Climate Change Working Group also has great potential to deliver direct health benefits beyond its climate change mitigation impact.
Published 2013.08.02: Blog Post

Cleaning up the diesel vehicles already on the road

Older diesel vehicles are prime culprits when it comes to both urban air pollution and climate change. Although they usually make up only a small percentage of all the vehicles in a region, they...Old diesel vehicles are prime culprits when it comes to both urban air pollution and climate change. Although they usually make up only a small percentage of all the vehicles in a region, they can...
Published 2013.08.02: Blog Post

Best practices in emission control of in-use heavy-duty diesel vehicles

This report summarizes policy approaches to controlling in-use emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), including freight trucks, buses, municipal government and other service fleets. HDVs, while...
Published 2013.08.02: Publication

Supplemental NOx standards for Euro IV/V HDVs in Beijing

Some heavy-duty diesel vehicles certified to the Euro IV and V standards emit excess NOx emissions when operating in low-speed, urban driving conditions. In some cases, real-world NOx emissions from...
Published 2013.07.18: Publication

China, US collaborate to deliver the goods with efficient trucks

It’s not often that heads of state and top foreign ministers talk about the fuel economy of big rigs, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, etc. In fact, the environmental prospects for cleaning up heavy-...It's not often that heads of state and top foreign ministers talk about the fuel economy of big rigs, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers. That Chinese and U.S. leaders are doing so is an excellent...
Published 2013.07.16: Blog Post

International Alignment of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

This report, produced by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy in collaboration with the ICCT, investigates the potential for improved alignment between the major heavy-duty vehicle...
Published 2013.04.19: Publication

Breakthrough timeline for China ULSF standards

China’s State Council announced a detailed timeline for upgrading nationwide motor fuel quality to the “China V” standards, with maximum sulfur content of 10 ppm for both gasoline and diesel. The...
Published 2013.03.01: Publication

Proposed China national fuel consumption standards for new commercial HDVs

On September 24, 2012, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) put forward a proposal for a National Fuel Consumption Standard for new commercial heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs)....
Published 2013.01.25: Publication

Turning the conversation about Beijing's air pollution toward solutions

Over the past weekend, poor meteorological conditions contributed to a severe accumulation of air pollution in Beijing and hundreds of other cities in northern and eastern China. The extreme...Until China takes steps toward reducing emissions, poor air quality and occasional "crazy bad" episodes will continue.
Published 2013.01.14: Blog Post

Reducing aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance from heavy-duty trucks

This report summarizes the commercial technologies available in the U.S. and Europe that can be used to improve the fuel efficiency of heavy freight trucks by reducing aerodynamic drag and rolling...
Published 2012.10.15: Publication

Transportation efficiency in 2030

Transportation of people and goods currently contributes about a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and this share is growing. Unprecedented income and population growth in the...Modeling different transportation scenarios shows interesting trends in GHG emissions from transport through 2030 given the  "policy pipeline” in the world's largest vehicle markets.
Published 2012.04.27: Blog Post

Urban off-cycle NOx emissions from Euro IV/V trucks and buses

Despite meeting more stringent regulatory standards for exhaust emissions during type approval, many Euro IV and Euro V heavy-duty vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems...
Published 2012.04.10: Publication

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