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Status of policies for clean vehicles and fuels in select G20 countries

Realizing the immense opportunity to promote energy efficiency in their economies, G20 economies adopted an Energy Efficiency Action Plan that identified six focus areas for collaborative activity,...
Published 2017.08.15: Publication

Vehicle and fuel standards can dramatically reduce air pollution in Brazil, São Paulo’s air quality data demonstrate

São Paulo’s Environmental Agency, CETESB, announced in February 2017 that new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards will take effect in Brazil starting in 2019, and as we discussed here, the next...Implementing P-8 (Euro VI-equivalent) standards for trucks and buses might be the most cost-effective way to improve air quality, not just in São Paulo but nationwide. The benefits associated with P-...
Published 2017.05.31: Blog Post

Impacts of world class vehicle efficiency and emissions regulations in select G20 countries

In 2014, the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan prioritized the establishment of a Transport Task Group (TTG) to promote cooperation among participating G20 countries to develop domestic policies that...
Published 2017.01.25: Publication

Common ground on clean transportation

On June 29, 2016, President Obama, President Peña Nieto, and Prime Minister Trudeau laid out a formidable shared agenda at the North American Leaders’ Summit on a disparate set of issues that ranged...Aligning standards throughout North America allows the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to take advantage of the economic and market integration of the region to meet shared goals for climate, air quality...
Published 2016.07.14: Blog Post

Technical background on India BS VI fuel specifications

The proposed Bharat Stage (BS) VI regulation for on-road vehicles in India includes contains both emission standards for new vehicles as well as specifications for reference and commercial gasoline...
Published 2016.04.22: Publication

Review of Beijing's comprehensive motor vehicle emission control programs

Transportation is a key contributor to air pollution in urban areas. Beijing, a city with historically poor air quality, has implemented new standards and programs to combat vehicular emissions....
Published 2015.11.05: Publication

Direct progression from Bharat IV to Bharat VI national vehicle emission standards in India

The Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has been considering the possibility of leapfrogging from Bharat Stage (BS) IV emission standards in April 2017 to BS VI emission standards in April...
Published 2015.09.15: Publication

China Heavy-Duty Vehicle Compliance Workshop

On June 8th, 2015, the ICCT and the Vehicle Emission Control Center of China’s Ministry of Environment Protection co-organized an International Workshop on Heavy-duty Vehicle Emissions Compliance...
Published 2015.07.23: Event

Heavy Duty Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards for India

India is currently considering establishing fuel efficiency regulation for new trucks and buses. In this webinar, the ICCT will present the latest analysis of HDV sales in India in terms of...
Published 2015.07.21: Event

Policies to reduce fuel consumption, air pollution, and carbon emissions from vehicles in G20 nations

The transport sector consumes more than half of global oil production, and releases nearly a quarter of all anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Motor vehicles and engines contribute to ambient...
Published 2015.06.08: Publication

[Boletín de prensa] La nueva propuesta de norma de emisiones de vehículos pesados muestra que en México se tienen visión y liderazgo para contar con estándares de clase mundial

[22 de Diciembre, 2014]—México se posiciona a la vanguardia en Latinoamérica y por delante de otros mercados mundiales en crecimiento con la nueva norma propuesta por la SEMARNAT para regular las...
Published 2014.12.22: News

Regulaciones sobre emisiones de vehículos pesados en México

En Diciembre 1, 2014, COMARNAT, el comité nacional regulador de la Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), aprobó una propuesta de actualización realizada por SEMARNAT a los...
Published 2014.12.22: Publication

[Press release] Mexico’s new world-class heavy-duty vehicle emission standards show vision and leadership

[December 22, 2014]—The achievement by Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) in proposing new heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards, aligned with standards in place in...
Published 2014.12.22: News

Mexico heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards

On December 1, 2014, COMARNAT, the national regulatory committee of Mexico's Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), approved a proposed update by SEMARNAT to existing emissions...
Published 2014.12.22: Publication

[Press release] In Mexico, proposed HDV emission standard would generate health and climate benefits

Expected revisions to Mexico’s emissions standards for heavy trucks and buses patterned on more stringent European and U.S. regulations promise substantial net health, economic, and climate benefits...
Published 2014.06.02: News

China V gasoline and diesel fuel quality standards

In February 2013, China’s State Council called for nationwide desulfurization of gasoline and diesel fuel to a maximum sulfur content of 10 parts-per-million (ppm) by the end of 2017. Over the course...
Published 2014.01.17: Publication

Year after year after year ...

A recent ICCT briefing paper pointed out the consequences of delaying the implementation of stricter vehicle emission and fuel quality standards in India: over 48,000 premature deaths by 2045 that...Another look at the consequences of delay in implementing stricter vehicle emission and fuel quality standards in India.
Published 2013.10.15: Blog Post

Breakthrough timeline for China ULSF standards

China’s State Council announced a detailed timeline for upgrading nationwide motor fuel quality to the “China V” standards, with maximum sulfur content of 10 ppm for both gasoline and diesel. The...
Published 2013.03.01: Publication

More on transitioning to ultra-low sulfur diesel in India

The ICCT recently released a new consultant report looking at the costs of transitioning to ultra-low sulfur fuels (ULSF) in India and other countries. Two important issues came up during a webinar...Answers to some questions posed during a recent webinar.
Published 2012.12.01: Blog Post