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Why efficiency technology still matters in China

On September 5, 2018, six years after its retreat from the U.S. car market., the Suzuki Motor Corp. officially pulled out of China. As stated by Suzuki’s Chairman, the consumer shift in China towards...Until BEVs are able to meet the needs of mainstream vehicle market in China, manufacturers are continuing to develop advanced efficiency technologies for use in conventional vehicles. 
Published 2018.09.17: Blog Post

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Summary of working paper series

An overview of the efficiency technologies shows that the potential for reducing vehicle fuel consumption by adopting advanced technologies is great. We group the technologies into three categories...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Hybrids and electrification

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in hybrid and electric vehicles in China. Joint ventures, especially with Japanese automakers, dominate China’s hybrid electric...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Thermal management technology

This working paper assesses progress and new developments in thermal management technologies in China. A variety of mature technologies are associated with vehicle thermal efficiency and have on-...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Vehicle technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in vehicle technologies, including lightweighting, active aerodynamics, and low rolling resistance tires in China. In general,...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Transmission technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in transmissions in China. The conventional automatic transmission is the most popular non-manual transmission technology in...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

Fuel-efficiency technology trend assessment for LDVs in China: Advanced engine technology

This working paper assesses technology progress and new developments in internal combustion engines in China. Among commercialized advanced engine technologies in China, variable valve taming/lift,...
Published 2018.09.17: Publication

EPA sets a first in accurately accounting for GHG emissions from waste biofuel feedstocks

In a rule released last month, EPA became the first regulatory body to accurately account for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from displacing waste, residue, and byproduct biofuel feedstocks from pre-...In a rule released last month, EPA became the first regulatory body to accurately account for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from displacing waste, residue, and byproduct biofuel feedstocks from pre-...
Published 2018.09.17: Blog Post

Assessing Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards: Benefits analysis

This paper is part of a series of reports on analysis done by the ICCT on Canada-specific technology pathways, costs, and benefits of Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. The...
Published 2018.09.12: Publication

Assessing Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards: Technology deployment and costs

This paper is part of a series of reports on analysis done by the ICCT on Canada-specific technology pathways, costs, and benefits of Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. The...
Published 2018.09.12: Publication

Assessing Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards: Methodology and OMEGA model description

This paper is part of a series of reports on analysis done by the ICCT on Canada-specific technology pathways, costs, and benefits of Canada’s 2025 passenger vehicle greenhouse gas standards. The...
Published 2018.09.12: Publication

Carbon intensity gap surged to a new high of 63% for transatlantic carriers in 2017

Updated study shows fuel efficiency improving an average of 1% per year since 2014, less than industry goal. A study released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)found...
Published 2018.09.11: News

Transatlantic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2017

This report compares the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and Europe. It uses the same methodology as in the 2016 transpacific fuel...
Published 2018.09.11: Publication

Delineating a Chinese emission control area: The potential impact of ship rerouting on emissions

As China tackles its air quality issues, government regulators have turned their focus to shipping, an industry that burns thousands of tons of highly polluting heavy fuel oil near densely populated...
Published 2018.09.05: Publication

States and cities seeking to maintain clean car standards

On August 2nd, 2018 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of proposed...
Published 2018.08.21: Publication

U.S. states and cities take responsibility on clean cars

The Trump administration has been busy rolling back dozens of environmental policies, and their latest move is a proposal to decimate the clean car standards. Unfortunately, not only do they want to...The Trump administration has proposed rolling back the 2025 efficiency and emissions standards. Taking the biggest centralized policy tool off the table has compelled states and cities to fight the...
Published 2018.08.21: Blog Post

ICAO’s CORSIA scheme provides a weak nudge for in-sector carbon reductions

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has not yet figured out how to decarbonize jet fuels. Under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA),...ICAO's Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation will probably not provide a meaningful framework to transition to alternative jet fuels.
Published 2018.08.06: Blog Post

Final recast Renewable Energy Directive for 2021-2030 in the European Union

As part of its ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package, the European Commission in 2016 proposed an update of the Renewable Energy Directive for the period 2021 – 2030 (RED II). A final compromise...
Published 2018.07.19: Publication

Environmental performance of emerging supersonic transport aircraft

This paper provides a preliminary assessment of the environmental performance of new commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST). Three U.S.-based startup companies are working to develop new SSTs...
Published 2018.07.17: Publication

Evaluation of real-world fuel consumption of light-duty vehicles in China

There is growing evidence globally and in China of the gap between laboratory test findings and real-world carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel consumption. Building on previous work, this project...
Published 2018.06.21: Publication

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