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The European Commission regulatory proposal for post-2020 CO2 targets for cars and vans

On November 8, 2017, the European Commission (EC) published its regulatory proposal for post-2020 carbon dioxide targets for new passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles (vans). The proposed...
Published 2018.01.09: Publication

Real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high

Discrepancy between passenger vehicle type-approval test results and in-use fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at 42 per cent, with first indications of a possible slowdown in the...
Published 2017.11.05: News

From laboratory to road: A 2016 update

This 2016 update to a series begun in 2013 analyzes 13 data sources covering 15 years, six countries, and approximately 1 million cars. The analysis shows that, in the EU, the gap between official...
Published 2016.11.16: Publication

[Press release] Real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap continues to widen in Europe

Discrepancy between passenger vehicle type-approval test results and in-use fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions now at 42 per cent The average gap between official fuel consumption...
Published 2016.11.15: News

From laboratory to road: A 2015 update

This 2015 update to a series begun in 2013 analyzes eleven data sources covering fourteen years, six countries, and almost 600,000 vehicles. The analysis shows that in the EU the gap between official...
Published 2015.09.24: Publication

European vehicle market statistics, 2014

The annual European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers statistical portrait of passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union from 2001—and, beginning with the 2014...
Published 2014.11.12: Publication

[Press release] Gap between reported and actual fuel economy higher than ever before

The gap between official and real world fuel-economy figures has reached more than 30 per cent, causing motorists to spend an average of €450 per year more on fuel than if that non-performance gap...
Published 2014.09.28: News

Full-throttle into the future: New data should turbocharge cars CO2 debate

Statistics confirm what personal observation suggests: Efficient vehicles are available today in Europe in significant and growing numbers. And for that reason, the CO2 emissions targets for 2020...
Published 2013.10.28: News

Update on “real-world" fuel consumption in European passenger cars

In 2012 ICCT carried out an analysis of “real-world” fuel consumption data in Germany for the years 2001–2010, based on data from the German website spritmonitor.de. This is an online database with...Follow-up on our analysis last year of fuel consumption data contributed by users of spritmonitor.de confirms the original findings—in fact, average discrepancy between user-reported values and the...
Published 2013.02.19: Blog Post

Near-term technology potential for new cars in the EU

Only 15–20 percent of the energy in fuels is used to drive a car; the remainder passes unused into the car’s surroundings as waste heat or other losses. Thanks to advanced technologies, these losses...
Published 2013.01.18: Publication

Reducing CO2 and fuel consumption for new cars in the EU

Recent work sponsored by the ICCT, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, and others, has produced detailed analyses assessing the future CO2 emission...
Published 2013.01.18: Publication

Discrepancies between type-approval and real-world fuel consumption and CO2 values in 2001-2011 European passenger cars

In order to limit the negative effects of climate change and to reduce dependency on oil imports, the European Union (EU) needs to reduce its GHG emissions by 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050. A...
Published 2012.04.04: Publication