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Integrating trailers into HDV regulation: Benefit-cost analysis

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation are deliberating on a second phase of regulations to increase the efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles. One of the...
Published 2014.07.17: Publication

To fine or not to fine? Implementing standards

On May 7, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released its proposed Enforcement Rule for New Passenger Car Corporate-Average Fuel Consumption Standard for public comment....China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released its proposed Enforcement Rule for New Passenger Car Corporate-Average Fuel Consumption Standard for public comment. One...
Published 2014.06.25: Blog Post

ICCT对《加强乘用车企业平均燃料消耗量管理》征求意见稿的评论

工业和信息化部于5月7日在其网站上发布了《关于加强乘用车企业平均燃料消耗量管理的通知》(下称《监管办法》提案)并向社会公开征集意见。我们认为《监管办法》是整个乘用车第三阶段(以及以后标准)体系的关键环节,没有监管办法的标准不能称之为完整的标准,对车队油耗水平的改善的效果具有很大不确定性。纵观欧美等发达国家的车辆能效或温室气体排放标准体系,都是将标准值、核算体系、灵活达标机制和监管、...工业和信息化部于5月7日在其网站上发布了《关于加强乘用车企业平均燃料消耗量管理的通知》并向社会公开征集意见。我们认为《监管办法》是整个乘用车第三阶段(以及以后标准)体系的关键环节,没有监管办法的标准不能称之为完整的标准,对车队油耗水平的改善的效果具有很大不确定性。
Published 2014.06.25: Blog Post

China Phase 3 new passenger car fuel consumption: Proposed implementation rule

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released its proposed implementation rule for the China Phase 3 new passenger car fuel consumption standard (GB 27999-2011) on May 7....
Published 2014.06.20: Publication

Final Phase 2 China fuel consumption standard for commercial HDVs

In February 2014, China’s Phase 2 heavy-duty vehicle fuel consumption standards were finalized. The final rule remains unchanged from the late 2012 proposal by China’s Ministry of Industry and...
Published 2014.06.16: Publication

China Phase 4 passenger car fuel consumption standard proposal

On January 21, 2014, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a proposed fuel consumption standard for passenger cars. The so-called Phase 4 standard, which would...
Published 2014.03.05: Publication

China's fuel efficiency standard for cars: On track to meet 2015 goals—as long as enforcement isn't required

As 2014 begins, China is at the midpoint of a four-year phase-in period defined for the passenger car fuel-consumption target the country adopted in 2011. It’s a convenient moment to take stock. Is...China is at the midpoint of a four-year phase-in period for the passenger car fuel-consumption target it adopted in 2011. It's a good time to take stock.
Published 2014.01.17: Blog Post

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

从中、美、欧盟2020-2025乘用车油耗标准严格程度与中美节油技术比较看中国2020年新乘用车平均油耗标准的可行性

         在国务院2012年发布的《节能与新能源汽车产业发展规划2012-2020》(下称发展规划)中,中国明确将推动汽车产业优化升级、提高节能技术创新能力、实现由汽车工业大国向强国的转变作为我国汽车工业今后十年发展的指导思想。为推动节能技术发展与车辆燃料经济性的显著改善, 发展规划提出到2020年,新增乘用车平均燃油消耗目标达到5L/100km 。...
Published 2013.09.20: Publication

Passenger car fuel-efficiency standards in China and the US: Stringency and technology, 2020–2025

China's leaders are determined to ensure that China's domestic auto industry is world-class. Technology upgrades were one of the top priorities in China’s auto industrial strategic plan for the...
Published 2013.08.22: Publication

Of hybrids, metrics, and C-Maxes

The recent spate of news on Ford lowering the mileage rating on its C-Max hybrid (e.g., here and here and here) could lead some to question the in-use fuel economy benefits of hybrids. That would be...The recent spate of news on Ford lowering the mileage rating on its C-Max hybrid could lead some to question the in-use fuel economy benefits of hybrids. That would be a mistake.
Published 2013.08.16: Blog Post

Global Fuel Economy Initiative's networking meeting

Materials from the GFEI's global networking meeting, held June 20 and 21 at UNEP's headquarters in Paris, are now online here. Quoting from the GFEI site's description of the event: [D]elegates...
Published 2013.06.25: News

For vehicle fuel efficiency, what you see isn't necessarily what you get

“Kitna deti hai?” How much does it give? It’s one of the most important factors on people’s minds when they purchase a new car, and a prime motivation for car companies to produce ever more fuel-...India should be warned by the growing discrepancy in Europe between type-approval and real-world fuel consumption in cars, and take steps to see that it doesn't wind up in the same situation in 2016.
Published 2013.06.12: Blog Post

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

Proposed China national fuel consumption standards for new commercial HDVs

On September 24, 2012, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) put forward a proposal for a National Fuel Consumption Standard for new commercial heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs)....
Published 2013.01.25: Publication

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

The New Passenger Car Fleet in China, 2010

Improving fuel efficiency is a key element in China’s long-term strategic plan for the automobile industry, and the focus of previous and current passenger car fuel consumption regulations there....
Published 2012.12.27: Publication

Cost and benefits of clean technologies for bus rapid transit (BRT): Summary of results for Nairobi

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems have been shown to be one of the biggest reducers of greenhouse gases emissions in cities of developing countries. The sustainability of BRT systems will however...
Published 2012.12.14: Publication

Reducing pollutant emissions and fuel consumption in 2- and 3-wheelers in India: A technical assessment

Motorcycle sales in India have been growing at double-digit rates, and recently passed the million-vehicle-per-month mark. With annual sales five times those of passenger cars, motorcycles dominate...
Published 2012.10.15: Event

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