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Reducing aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance from heavy-duty trucks

This report summarizes the commercial technologies available in the U.S. and Europe that can be used to improve the fuel efficiency of heavy freight trucks by reducing aerodynamic drag and rolling...
Published 2012.10.15: Publication

Emissions and fuel consumption reduction potential from two- and three-wheelers in India

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 2012.09.10: 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

Fiscal policies for passenger vehicle CO2 emissions, and implications for China

Comparative Analysis of Fiscal Policies Associated With New Passenger Vehicle CO2 Emissions, and Implications for China View more presentations from International Council on Clean Transportation
Published 2011.04.27: Publication

China vehicle fuel consumption regulation and fiscal policy

  The ICCT and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center co-organized a workshop on April 14-15 in Beijing on vehicle fuel consumption regulation and fiscal policies for China. Hosted by...
Published 2011.04.14: Event

Chart of the day: Gas prices and driving habits

  From the Stanford Visualization Group, based on the New York Times article “Driving Shifts Into Reverse” ( May 2, 2010), data from Energy Information Administration, the Federal Highway...Chart shows, for the United States, miles driven per capita each year versus gasoline prices.
Published 2011.01.22: Blog Post

EPA/NHTSA Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles

On October 25, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the world’s first-ever...
Published 2011.01.11: Publication

Fuel consumption vs. fuel economy

Typically, countries that have been more concerned about energy security have chosen to regulate fuel consumption (l/100km) or fuel economy (km/l). Countries/regions more concerned about climate...The metrics of fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions have the advantage of being linear.
Published 2010.12.30: Blog Post