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Carbon intensity gap surged to a new high of 63% for transatlantic carriers in 2017

Updated study shows fuel efficiency improving an average of 1% per year since 2014, less than industry goal. A study released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)found...
Published 2018.09.11: News

Transatlantic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2017

This report compares the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and Europe. It uses the same methodology as in the 2016 transpacific fuel...
Published 2018.09.11: Publication

Sowing confusion on the European Commission’s proposal for truck CO2 standards

It’s been four months since the European Commission released its long-awaited proposal for regulating the CO2 emissions of trucks for the first time in Europe. In the record-setting summer heat, EU...The European Automobile Manufacturers Association's critique of the European Commission's proposal for regulating CO2 emissions from heavy trucks is an unpalatable dish concocted from dubious...
Published 2018.09.10: Blog Post

The future is electric, but why’s it taking so long?

As clean energy policy and business leaders convene in San Francisco for the September 12-14 Global Climate Action Summit, few topics of discussion are as hot as how to transition to electric...Many automakers have shared details on their plans for an electric future. How does it stack up to public policy goals?
Published 2018.09.06: Blog Post

Clean, Efficient and Electric: Transportation Solutions at the GCAS

Please join the ICCT and partners for a full day of transport-related events affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit. The day's activities include: 8-9:30 am: The Partnership on...
Published 2018.08.13: Event

Adjusting for vehicle mass and size in European post-2020 CO2 targets for passenger cars

Under European CO2 emission standards for passenger vehicles, individual manufacturer targets are adjusted by the average mass of the manufacturer’s fleet. The heavier the fleet, the higher the CO2...
Published 2018.08.08: Publication

The EU must go further on CO2 truck targets

The European Union in now on the path to become the sixth market to regulate CO2 emissions or fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles. Japan, the United States, Canada, China and India have already...Increasing the stringency of the Europe's CO2 standards for HDVs would not only result in greater CO2 savings but also in a lower total cost of ownership for transport operators.
Published 2018.08.08: Blog Post

Recommendations for the proposed heavy-duty vehicle CO2 standards in the European Union

On May 17, 2018, the European Commission issued a regulatory proposal that would set initial carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) sold in the European Union....
Published 2018.07.25: Publication

Final recast Renewable Energy Directive for 2021-2030 in the European Union

As part of its ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package, the European Commission in 2016 proposed an update of the Renewable Energy Directive for the period 2021 – 2030 (RED II). A final compromise...
Published 2018.07.19: Publication

Beyond road vehicles: Survey of zero-emission technology options across the transport sector

This working paper discusses the potential of zero-emission technologies to reduce emissions from non-road transport, including aviation, maritime, off-road, and rail. These modes represent a quarter...
Published 2018.07.18: Publication

Environmental performance of emerging supersonic transport aircraft

This paper provides a preliminary assessment of the environmental performance of new commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST). Three U.S.-based startup companies are working to develop new SSTs...
Published 2018.07.17: Publication

Reviving supersonic flight would likely have significant harmful environmental consequences, new analysis shows

New supersonic aircraft could burn 5 to 7 times more fuel than standard aircraft and exceed CO2 emission limits by 70% The re-introduction of supersonic transport aircraft (SST) into commercial...
Published 2018.07.17: News

CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: Car manufacturers' performance in 2017

The EEA recently released a preliminary dataset on the CO2 emissions performance of new passenger cars in the EU in 2017. This dataset is used by the European Commission to monitor and evaluate...
Published 2018.07.11: Publication

Overview and evaluation of eco-innovations in European passenger car CO2 standards

The eco-innovations mechanism rewards innovative technologies that produce real-world CO2 savings beyond what is measured over the standardized test cycle during vehicle type approval. Because CO2...
Published 2018.07.11: Publication

Costs of emission reduction technologies for diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment

Diesel engines used to power non-road equipment and vehicles, such as agricultural tractors and construction equipment, are a significant source of air pollutant emissions. Several regions around the...
Published 2018.07.11: Publication

Iceland is one of the world's most interesting electric vehicle markets

Iceland is a small country by measures like population and population density. But such measures do not always tell the full tale. Policymakers, researchers, and anyone interested in the future of...Iceland's electric vehicle market is booming. With low-carbon and inexpensive electricity, high fossil fuel prices, a high urbanization rate, and almost half of prospective buyers planning to...
Published 2018.07.09: Blog Post

The European Commission's proposed CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles

On May 17, 2018, the European Commission released a regulatory proposal for setting the first ever carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) sold in the European...
Published 2018.06.26: Publication

Anhörung zum Vorschlag der EU-Kommission zur Regulierung der CO2-Emissionen neuer Pkw und leichter Nutzfahrzeuge für die Jahre 2025 und 2030

Öffentliche Anhörung zu dem Vorschlag für eine Verordnung des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates zur Festlegung von Emissionsnormen für neue Personenkraftwagen und für neue leichte Nutzfahrzeuge...
Published 2018.06.22: News

Off the hook: Europe's current ZLEV proposal would allow CO2 emissions of new combustion engine vehicles to increase

In order to promote the uptake of electrified vehicles, the European Commission included targets for zero-and low-emission vehicles (ZLEV) in its recent regulatory proposal for the time period up to...Even though targets for low- and zero-emission vehicles are an innovative approach for EU standards, they could undercut the climate benefit of the regulation. Fortunately, with some slight...
Published 2018.06.21: Blog Post

Comparison of fuel-efficiency technology deployment in passenger cars in China, Europe, and the United States

This briefing compares the fleet characteristics and fuel-efficiency technology deployment in China, Europe and the U.S. from 2010 to 2014. In addition, the briefing evaluates the response of the...
Published 2018.06.15: Publication

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