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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

China VI: A milestone for the world’s transition to soot-free vehicles

On June 28, China officially released the China VI emission standard for new heavy-duty vehicles, which is equivalent to, or in some aspects even more stringent, than the Euro VI emission standard....On June 28, China officially released the China VI emission standard for new heavy-duty vehicles. If effectively implemented, it will transition all new heavy-duty vehicles in China to soot-free...
Published 2018.07.03: 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

New vehicle rating system sheds additional light on Europe's NOx emissions, urban air-quality problems

Innovative technique using remote-sensing technology and statistical analysis to measure and report real-world exhaust emissions profiles EU passenger car models, on-road vehicle fleet The Real...
Published 2018.06.05: News

Explanation of the TRUE real-world passenger vehicle emissions rating system

The TRUE initiative seeks to supply cities with data regarding the real-world emissions of vehicle fleets, and equip them with technical information that can be used for strategic decision-making....
Published 2018.06.05: Publication

Determination of real-world emissions from passenger vehicles using remote sensing data

Remote sensing of emissions has a number of important characteristics that make it particularly useful for real-world emissions surveillance. This paper builds upon the CONOX remote sensing data...
Published 2018.06.05: Publication

Technical considerations for implementing a Real Driving Emissions test for passenger vehicles in India

This position brief makes specific recommendations regarding the adoption of Real Driving Emissions (RDE) testing in India. The recommendations are geared towards ensuring that implementation of an...
Published 2018.05.31: Publication

Changes to the motor vehicle type-approval system in the European Union

In spring 2018, the political bodies of the European Union (EU) adopted a number of measures designed to improve the procedure for determining emissions of new road vehicles. These measures are part...
Published 2018.05.29: Publication

The European Commission proposal for heavy-duty vehicle CO2 standards sets fair, far-sighted, and achievable targets

The European Commission today proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles. It is Europe’s first attempt at setting mandatory targets for reducing the greenhouse gas...
Published 2018.05.17: News

ICAO, why can’t you be a bit more like your sister?

Arguably, the biggest climate news so far in 2018 is the International Maritime Organization, or IMO, finally adopting a global climate framework for international shipping. In doing so, it joined...IMO and ICAO, the sister UN agencies governing international shipping and aviation, have both struck global deals on greenhouse gas emissions. But why, oh why ICAO, can’t you be more like your sister...
Published 2018.05.02: Blog Post

How to think about vehicle bans: An update after two major European judicial decisions

In August and again in December of last year, I was asked to speak about the implications of the surprising surge in public announcements of future bans on certain types of vehicles. At the time, I...There has been a surprising surge in announcements by cities and national governments of future bans on certain types of vehicles. These bans are a signal of growing political will, impatience with...
Published 2018.05.02: Blog Post

VW defeat devices: A comparison of U.S. and EU required fixes

Following the revelations that Volkswagen had embedded defeat devices in its software calibrations for all of its 2009–2014 diesels in Europe and 2009–2015 diesels in the US, regulatory agencies have...
Published 2017.12.14: Publication

How well are governments enforcing vehicle emissions standards? Worldwide, the answer is: Not as well as they could be

New survey-based study shows notable disparities in compliance activities, accomplishments among most important global vehicle markets Washington DC—A new study cataloging and evaluating the efforts...
Published 2017.11.14: News

Umsetzung der Abgasgesetzgebung für Fahrzeuge weltweit oft unzureichend, insbesondere in der EU bislang ineffektive Umsetzung und Nachkontrolle

Eine neue Studie der unabhängigen Forschungsorganisation International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) untersucht, wie effektiv die verantwortlichen Behörden der wichtigsten Fahrzeugmärkte...
Published 2017.11.14: News

Transparency of data in the regulation of vehicle emissions in the European Union and United States

Third-party, confirmatory testing is an important source of credibility in the vehicle type approval process. Access to the vehicle testing data needed to conduct confirmatory testing, however, is...
Published 2017.09.05: Publication

Like magic! How to make high vehicle CO2 emissions simply disappear

Ask people on the streets in Germany who they think is the most famous magician ever, and the name you would probably hear most is David Copperfield. Almost everyone knows him and is fascinated by...On June 26, the BMVI finally published the CO2 measurement results we had been waiting for. But in the interim the Ministry re-tested 29 of the original vehicle models. Only a subset of those results...
Published 2017.07.03: Blog Post

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Published 2017.06.29: Event

Subsidy fraud leads to reforms for China’s EV market

As the largest auto market in the world, China has been committed to promoting electric vehicles (EVs) since 2009; the country aims to have 5 million EVs on Chinese roads by 2020. To reach this...Policy adjustments, created largely in response to the high-profile subsidy fraud scandal, mark major reforms for China’s EV market. As an old Chinese saying goes, “A loss may turn out to be a gain...
Published 2017.05.30: Blog Post

Impacts and mitigation of excess diesel NOx emissions in 11 major vehicle markets

A new study published online May 15 in the journal Nature quantifies the global health and environmental burden of real-world diesel NOx emissions in 11 major vehicle markets. The study found that...
Published 2017.05.22: Event

New study quantifies global health, environmental impacts of excess nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles

Diesel vehicles in major markets produce over 50% more NOx than official certification limits indicate Study links these excess NOx emissions to ~38,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2015—mostly in...
Published 2017.05.15: News

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