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The European Commission proposal for heavy-duty vehicle CO2 standards sets fair, far-sighted, and achievable targets

The European Commission today proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles. It is Europe’s first attempt at setting mandatory targets for reducing the greenhouse gas...
Published 2018.05.17: News

New study shows where the auto industry is primed for the transition to electric vehicles

Automakers continue to highlight their plans to shift to electric vehicles. Their plans include the launch of hundreds of new electric models within just a few years. This amounts to a massive shift...
Published 2018.05.15: News

Jacopo Giuntoli

Published 2018.05.15: Profile

Power play: How governments are spurring the electric vehicle industry

This white paper provides a detailed assessment of light-duty electric vehicle sales and manufacturing, including the associated battery production and its suppliers. We analyze where electric...
Published 2018.05.15: Publication

Fuel consumption and emissions testing of a best-in-class tractor-trailer in the US

The ICCT commissioned the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions at West Virginia University to conduct track testing and chassis dynamometer testing to determine the aerodynamic drag...
Published 2018.05.15: Publication

Fuel consumption testing of tractor-trailers in the European Union and the United States

The ICCT commissioned the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics of the Graz University of Technology and the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions at West...
Published 2018.05.15: Publication

Yes, your mother loves the flowers, but maybe not the cost of flying them in

Twice a year, at Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, newspapers in the U.S. often print articles informing the public where their flowers come from. While the main purpose of these stories may be to...Around Mother’s Day, media outlets often publish articles about where the flowers we buy often originate and the extraordinary efforts taken to transport them to the U.S. How much jet fuel is burned...
Published 2018.05.09: Blog Post

California’s continued electric vehicle market development

This briefing provides an update on the growth in electric vehicle sales in California through 2017. It quantifies electric vehicle market growth across California local markets, provides broader U.S...
Published 2018.05.07: Publication

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption standards for heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union

Heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union so far have not been subject to carbon dioxide emissions or fuel-consumption standards, making Europe the largest market without mandatory limits for such...
Published 2018.05.06: Publication

The new passenger car fleet in China, 2014: Technology assessment and comparison, 2014 versus 2010

China, the world’s largest passenger car market since 2009, has adopted a series of fuel-consumption regulations, starting in 2004. If all manufacturers meet their corporate-average fuel consumption...
Published 2018.05.03: Publication

ICAO, why can’t you be a bit more like your sister?

Arguably, the biggest climate news so far in 2018 is the International Maritime Organization, or IMO, finally adopting a global climate framework for international shipping. In doing so, it joined...IMO and ICAO, the sister UN agencies governing international shipping and aviation, have both struck global deals on greenhouse gas emissions. But why, oh why ICAO, can’t you be more like your sister...
Published 2018.05.02: Blog Post

How to think about vehicle bans: An update after two major European judicial decisions

In August and again in December of last year, I was asked to speak about the implications of the surprising surge in public announcements of future bans on certain types of vehicles. At the time, I...There has been a surprising surge in announcements by cities and national governments of future bans on certain types of vehicles. These bans are a signal of growing political will, impatience with...
Published 2018.05.02: Blog Post

News reports and features, April 2018

Rolling back GHG light vehicle rules: what does it mean for trucking? —Fleet Owner, 4/2/2018 Das neue Verordnungsmonster der EU ist bürokratischer Aktionismus —STERN.de, 4/2/2018 How U.S. Fuel...
Published 2018.04.30: News

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

The International Maritime Organization's initial greenhouse gas strategy

At the 72nd meeting of its Marine Environment Protection Committee, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a resolution codifying an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy for...
Published 2018.04.23: Publication

Is it finally time to be bullish on IMO’s climate policy?

An economics blogger I follow once wrote that it’s impossible to be a long-run market bull if you’re always a short-term market bear. The adage, which points out that it’s philosophically...Progress in establishing a cap on GHG emissions from shipping has been slow going. But, last week, the IMO finally passed a resolution on the first global climate framework for international shipping...
Published 2018.04.19: Blog Post

Compatibility of mid-level biodiesel blends in vehicles in Indonesia

Indonesia promotes biodiesel consumption through a blending mandate and a subsidy program. The current required biodiesel blend level in transport fuels is 20%, set to increase to 30% in 2020. The...
Published 2018.04.17: Publication

ICCT part of a research group awarded the European Commission's Horizon Prize

Berlin, 16 April 2018— The European Commission today awarded a research consortium made up of the Danish Clean-Tech company Amminex (owned by Faurecia), the British catalyst manufacturer Johnson...
Published 2018.04.17: News

ICCT erhält Forschungs-Preis der Europäischen Kommission für die erfolgreichste Nachrüstung eines Euro 5 Diesel-Pkws

Die unabhängige Forschungsorganisation International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) erhielt heute, als Teil eines Forschungs-Konsortiums, den „Horizon“-Preis der Europäischen Kommission für...
Published 2018.04.17: News

中国城市新能源乘用车激励政策评估

在中央和地方政策的大力扶持下,我国的新能源汽车市场飞速发展,无论是在绝对体量还是在发展速度上,都无国能出其右。但是,在整体中国市场大繁荣的背景之下,不同城市的新能源汽车推广情况却大相径庭。上海、北京、深圳、杭州等城市的新能源乘用车年销量已经过万,成功跻身“世界电动车之都”的行列, 但是,在其他一些示范推广城市,却鲜有新能源汽车的踪影,很多城市的新能源乘用车年销量仍不足千辆,有的甚至几近为零。显然...
Published 2018.04.12: Publication

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