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Fixing the broken super credits scheme of the proposed HDV CO2 standards

We are entering the final stretch of one of the most important races of the EU to decarbonize transport. If everything goes according to plan, in about four months the EU should become the sixth...If super credits are here to stay, we can at least try to make them better by getting buses out of the scheme and accounting for freight activity.
Published 2018.12.03: Blog Post

On the way to zero-emission heavy-duty transport in Europe: Technological opportunities and need for action

This event, hosted by the International Council on Clean Transportation and the Oeko-Institut, offers a high-level discussion on how European countries are working to shift to zero-emission heavy-...
Published 2018.10.16: Event

Market analysis of heavy-duty commercial trailers in Europe

Heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are currently responsible for about one-fourth of fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector in the European Union. Within the HDV sector in...
Published 2018.09.24: Publication

Certifying emissions from non-emitting transport: Trailers and the proposed HDV standards in the EU

If you follow the news on regulatory developments for tackling CO2 emissions from transport, you are probably familiar with the European Commission’s proposal to set mandatory reduction targets for...Trailers are a key component of the freight transportation system, and although they do not emit CO2 of their own, they can provide a substantial contribution to curbing CO2 emissions from long-haul...
Published 2018.09.24: Blog Post

Sowing confusion on the European Commission’s proposal for truck CO2 standards

It’s been four months since the European Commission released its long-awaited proposal for regulating the CO2 emissions of trucks for the first time in Europe. In the record-setting summer heat, EU...The European Automobile Manufacturers Association's critique of the European Commission's proposal for regulating CO2 emissions from heavy trucks is an unpalatable dish concocted from dubious...
Published 2018.09.10: Blog Post

The EU must go further on CO2 truck targets

The European Union in now on the path to become the sixth market to regulate CO2 emissions or fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles. Japan, the United States, Canada, China and India have already...Increasing the stringency of the Europe's CO2 standards for HDVs would not only result in greater CO2 savings but also in a lower total cost of ownership for transport operators.
Published 2018.08.08: Blog Post

Recommendations for the proposed heavy-duty vehicle CO2 standards in the European Union

On May 17, 2018, the European Commission issued a regulatory proposal that would set initial carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) sold in the European Union....
Published 2018.07.25: Publication

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

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption standards for heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union

Heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union so far have not been subject to carbon dioxide emissions or fuel-consumption standards, making Europe the largest market without mandatory limits for such...
Published 2018.05.06: Publication

Comparison of fuel consumption and emissions for representative heavy-duty vehicles in Europe

The ICCT commissioned the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics of the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) to conduct track and chassis dynamometer testing to determine the...
Published 2018.04.08: Publication

Fuel consumption simulation of HDVs in the EU: Comparisons and limitations

The CO2 certification procedures for HDVs in the EU and the United Stated use a combination of component testing and vehicle simulation to assign official CO2 emission and fuel consumption values....
Published 2018.03.06: Publication

A roadmap for heavy-duty engine CO2 standards within the European Union framework

Four countries—Japan, the United States, Canada, and China—now have CO2 or efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). The United States and Canada have separate engine standards in addition...
Published 2017.09.04: Publication

Certification of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of on-road heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union

On May 11, 2017, during the 67th meeting of the Technical Committee—Motor Vehicles, member states of the European Union unanimously adopted a draft implementing act put forward by the European...
Published 2017.08.01: Publication

Fuel efficiency technology in European heavy-duty vehicles: Baseline and potential for the 2020–2030 timeframe

Heavy-duty vehicles produce about a quarter of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from road transport in the European Union (EU), and some 5% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Their share...
Published 2017.07.16: Publication

Heavy-duty vehicles technology potential and cost study

Heavy-duty vehicles produce about a quarter of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from road transport in the European Union (EU), and some 5% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. And...
Published 2017.05.26: Publication

2020–2030 CO2 standards for new cars and light-commercial vehicles in the European Union

The European Commission is preparing to extend the European Union's CO2 emissions regulation for passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles out to 2025–2030. This briefing paper presents a concise...
Published 2016.11.21: Publication

A world of thoughts on Phase 2

Last month's release of the final rulemaking on Phase 2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles, engines and trailers in the U.S. was — as ICCT researchers pointed out here, here, here and here — a really...Regulatory action to address CO2 emissions and fuel use from heavy-duty vehicles is accelerating around the world. With that in mind, we've been keeping an eye on how the Phase 2 announcement has...
Published 2016.09.16: Blog Post

The European Union’s leadership void on heavy-duty vehicle GHG standards

Many countries around the world look to Europe as a guiding example for vehicle and fuel environmental policy. For the past 20 years, India, China, Russia, Australia, Thailand, and S. Korea (to cite...If the European Comission persists in its indecision around GHG regulation for HDVs, they risk falling behind the US and other countries in HDV efficiency technology development and deployment. 
Published 2016.06.13: Blog Post

Heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency simulation: A comparison of US and EU tools

Vehicle simulation tools can enable a reliable estimation of the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles while eliminating undesirable sources of variation, such as driver behavior or the influence of...
Published 2015.05.11: Publication

Europe’s global leadership on vehicle emission standards at risk in the truck sector

While most of the world follows Europe’s conventional pollution emission standards, and pays great attention to Europe’s CO2 standards for passenger vehicles, Europe has been surprisingly slow to act...Most of the world follows Europe’s conventional pollution emission standards, and pays great attention to its CO2 standards for passenger vehicles. But Europe's lack of an HDV efficiency standard may...
Published 2014.07.03: Blog Post

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