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New US passenger vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for 2017–2025 may be finalized as early as August 15—next week. CT podcast has interviews with Drew Kodjak and John German on the...
Published 2012.08.10: News

Mexico light-duty vehicle CO2 and fuel economy standards

On July 12, 2012, the Government of Mexico officially published proposed regulations of CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new passenger vehicles—cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs—...
Published 2012.07.19: Publication

A shining example of interagency collaboration

Update: Download our policy summary here [PDF] The Mexican government has published the final proposal (Proyecto) for fuel economy / CO2 standards in the Diario Oficial de la Federación, along with...Mexico's proposed fuel-economy standards are available for public comment.
Published 2012.07.13: Blog Post

More on the need for fuel economy standards in Mexico

Mario Molina published an op-ed yesterday in the Universal, one of Mexico's leading newspapers, that deserves wider attention. Dr. Molina was one of three recipients of the 1995 Nobel Prize in...Nobel Laureate (and ICCT participant) Mario Molina highlights the economic and environmental need for Mexico to adopt passenger vehicle fuel economy standards in an El Universal op-ed.
Published 2012.06.14: Blog Post

Mexico's proposed fuel-economy standards: Short interview with John German

I spoke recently with ICCT senior fellow John German about the opportunities posed by harmonization of fuel economy standards throughout North America. It's a short "interview," about six minutes,...Conversation with ICCT senior fellow John German about the opportunities posed by harmonization of fuel economy standards throughout North America.
Published 2012.06.13: Blog Post

Market barriers to increased efficiency in the European onroad freight sector

At both the micro and macro scale, there are many market forces—such as fuel prices, vehicle technology costs, capital restrictions—that influence the degree to which improved fuel efficiency is...
Published 2012.06.08: Page

Cutting Carbon from Ships

The war of words sparked by Europe’s requirement that airlines serving EU airports join its Emissions Trading System continues to heat up (see, for example, here and here and here and here). A group...The IMO, ICAO’s shipping sector counterpart, has made the kind of progress on regulating GHG emissions that the EU is demanding of aviation. The contrast is instructive.
Published 2012.05.24: Blog Post

Mexico's groundbreaking fuel economy standards

Hot on the heels of passing a landmark climate bill which promises a 30% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 from business as usual, the Mexican government is proposing its first real measure to...Mexico's proposed fuel economy standards for LDVs will be the first in Latin America, and represent the first time North America will harmonize around a single set of vehicle standards.
Published 2012.05.24: Blog Post

ICCT joins Global Fuel Economy Initiative

The International Council on Clean Transportation has joined the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI), an organization founded by UNEP, the International Transport Forum, the International Energy...
Published 2012.05.04: News

GHG reduction potential and costs of LDV technologies, II

Second in a workshop series for regulators, manufacturers, fleets, academics and NGOs to discuss greenhouse gas reduction potential for light-duty vehicles and projected technology costs in the 2020–...
Published 2012.05.01: Event

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

The Potential of Lower Vehicular Emissions in Indian Cities

There are currently around 90 cities that India's Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) identified as critically polluted. Particulate matter (PM), especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5),...
Published 2012.04.20: Publication

EU car manufacturers likely to meet 2015 CO2 target early

Most people have some dates they eagerly anticipate, over and above the usual birthdays and anniversaries. Some are easier to explain than others. For the ICCT’s passenger vehicles team, the date of...According to preliminary ICCT internal data, the average CO2 emission level of new passenger cars in the EU in 2011 was around 135 g/km. This equals approximately 5.3 l/100 km of fuel consumption (...
Published 2012.04.12: Blog Post

Vehicle tech notes: Making combustion more efficient

One of the striking features of the European vehicle market over the last decade is the sharp increase in market share of passenger cars using gasoline direct injection (GDI). This trend (see the...The sharp increase in EU market share of passenger cars using gasoline direct injection has everything to do with manufacturers looking for greater vehicle efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
Published 2012.03.21: Blog Post

In-use Testing for CO2 and Fuel Economy in the United States

  China is considering including an after-production conformity test as part of China’s Phase 3 passenger car fuel consumption standard implementation and enforcement plan and is looking for...
Published 2012.03.09: Publication

US 2017-25 CAFE/GHG standards: Comments on NPRM, 13 Feb 2012

Comments in response to the proposed rulemaking issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency on 2017 and later model year light-­duty vehicle...
Published 2012.02.14: News

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

Evolution of heavy-duty vehicle GHG and fuel economy standards

Abbreviated version of presentation originally delivered at the Asilomar Conference "Rethinking Energy and Climate Strategies for Transportation," September 1, 2011. View it on Slideshare More...
Published 2012.02.01: Publication

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

Statement on US 2017–25 CAFE standards, 24 January 2012

ICCT president Alan Lloyd's testimony at the EPA/NHTSA hearing on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for 2017–2025 vehicle CAFE and GHG standards, San Francisco, 24 January 2012. View on Scribd
Published 2012.01.25: News