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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

Transparency of data in the regulation of vehicle emissions in the European Union and United States

Third-party, confirmatory testing is an important source of credibility in the vehicle type approval process. Access to the vehicle testing data needed to conduct confirmatory testing, however, is...
Published 2017.09.05: 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

Cross-price elasticities for oils and fats in the U.S. and the EU

Market linkages between oils and fats are essential for understanding the indirect impacts of biodiesel and renewable diesel production. This study was commissioned by ICCT and performed by Fabio...
Published 2017.03.06: 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

In-use emissions testing of light-duty diesel vehicles in the U.S.

The ICCT contracted with the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions at West Virginia University to conduct in-use testing of three light-duty diesel vehicles, using a portable emissions...
Published 2014.05.30: Publication

Evaluating air carrier fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions in the U.S. airline industry

In light of volatile fuel prices, rising concern over climate change, and the global economic importance of aviation, developing the capability to evaluate airline fuel efficiency is critical. Policy...
Published 2013.09.10: 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

Electric vehicle grid integration in the U.S., Europe, and China

Widespread electrification of the transportation sector holds the promise of greater vehicle efficiency and lower emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. Many governments around the...
Published 2013.07.17: Publication

Analyzing the Transition to Electric Drive in California

This study investigates how the transition to electric drive vehicles in California and the rest of the U.S. might be accomplished, and the role of public policy in managing the transition....
Published 2013.06.17: Publication

Effects of possible changes in crude oil slate on U.S. refining sector CO2 emissions

This study by MathPro considers the effect that possible changes in the set of crude oils entering U.S. refineries and the mix of gasoline, diesel, and other products they produce—generally termed...
Published 2013.05.13: 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

Refining economics of a national low-sulfur, low-RVP gasoline standard

This study, performed by MathPro Inc. for the ICCT, analyzes the economics of sulfur and Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) control for gasoline. This is an extension of a 2009 MathPro study for the Alliance...
Published 2011.10.31: Publication