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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

Comparison of fuel consumption and emissions for representative heavy-duty vehicles in Europe

The ICCT commissioned the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics of the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) to conduct track and chassis dynamometer testing to determine the...
Published 2018.04.08: Publication

Mexico freight assessment

In September 2016, the ICCT commissioned The Sustainable Transport and Emissions Services Company to conduct an assessment of Mexico’s freight sector, with a focus on the on-road trucking industry....
Published 2017.10.30: Publication

Diesel retrofit technologies and experience for on-road and off-road vehicles

Diesel engines are important power systems for on-road and off-road vehicles. These reliable, fuel-efficient, high-torque engines power the vast majority of the world’s heavy-duty trucks, buses, and...
Published 2017.06.13: Publication

Heavy-duty vehicles technology potential and cost study

Heavy-duty vehicles produce about a quarter of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from road transport in the European Union (EU), and some 5% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. And...
Published 2017.05.26: Publication

Managing emissions from non-road vehicles

Non-road vehicles, mainly agricultural and construction equipment, are a key source of pollution in many countries and regions: In the United States, they account for almost three quarters of the...
Published 2017.04.24: Publication

Heavy-duty vehicle diesel engine efficiency evaluation and energy audit

A main input for vehicle efficiency simulation tools is a fuel consumption map that characterizes the efficiency of the engine at its various operational points. This work provides a complete engine...
Published 2014.12.10: Publication

Implementing fuel-saving technologies in VECTO: Options and estimated gains

The simulation tools used in regulatory environments are simpler than the proprietary tools that truck manufacturers use for powertrain development, but they are being further developed in...
Published 2014.05.09: Publication

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

On-road vehicle emissions remote sensing

The ICCT commissioned this guidance document to inform policy makers of good practices in vehicle remote sensing (RS). Its purpose is to educate policy makers about RS applications, reflect upon...
Published 2013.10.11: Publication

Barriers to adoption of fuel-efficiency technologies in the North American on-road freight sector

This study paves new ground in its diverse, expansive coverage of the Class 7 and 8 tractor-trailer fleet. Using phone, focus group, and on-line survey methods, the authors interviewed nearly 1,900...
Published 2013.07.29: Publication

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

Market barriers to increased efficiency in the European on-road freight sector

There are several technical and operational measures available to improve the fuel efficiency of truck fleets, but many of these measures are currently not universally implemented. Even cost-...
Published 2012.11.21: Publication

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

Evaluation of fuel efficiency improvements in the HDV sector from improved trailer and tire designs

The ICCT and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) commissioned the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics of the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) to carry out tests of...
Published 2012.06.15: Publication

GHG reduction potential for heavy-duty vehicles in the EU

As Europe examines a broad range of strategies to improve its heavy-duty vehicle sector greenhouse gas performance, this report by TIAX, LLC for the ICCT answers one key question: what technologies...
Published 2012.01.19: Publication