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Bought a tiger, got a Hello Kitty? How to fix vehicle fuel economy fraud in China

China’s most powerful government-controlled television broadcaster, CCTV, is famous for sensational stories exposing product-quality issues. Its March 15 show made auto industry PR specialists in...China’s powerful government-controlled broadcaster, CCTV, not long ago did a show on vehicle fuel economy fraud, and that has made auto industry PR specialists uneasy. Here's how to calm their poor...
Published 2014.05.30: Blog Post

भारत में वाहनीय प्रदूषण को नियन्त्रण में लाना अनिवार्य

प्रेस विज्ञाप्ति, 7 नवम्बर 2013   जल्द से जल्द अतिनिम्न सल्फर ईंधनों और भारत प्रक्रम (बी.एस.) VI वाहनीय उत्सर्जन मानकों को लागू करने से वायु प्रदूषण प्रभावशाली तरीके से कम होगा, जिससे जनस्वास्थ्य को...
Published 2013.11.08: News

India's vehicle emissions control program

Rising transportation activity—the ever-increasing demand to move more people and goods further and faster—is both a cause and an effect of India’s rapid economic growth. As necessary as the increase...
Published 2013.11.05: Publication

On-road vehicle emissions remote sensing

The ICCT commissioned this guidance document to inform policy makers of good practices in vehicle remote sensing (RS). Its purpose is to educate policy makers about RS applications, reflect upon...
Published 2013.10.11: Publication

Vehicle emissions compliance for LDVs in India

Compliance and enforcement programs aim to ensure that, even after a period of use, vehicle emissions of criteria pollutants (primarily particulates, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, and carbon...
Published 2013.08.21: Publication

Cleaning up a General Mess

A couple of weeks ago, news came out in India that General Motors’ Tavera SUVs had not been meeting emission standards since 2005. It seems that certain GM employees kept special “lower emission”...GM has had to recall more than 100,000 of its Tavera SUVs, suspend production of other models, and fire a raft of executives in the U.S. and India. A simple in-use compliance testing program could...
Published 2013.08.16: Blog Post

Cleaning up the diesel vehicles already on the road

Older diesel vehicles are prime culprits when it comes to both urban air pollution and climate change. Although they usually make up only a small percentage of all the vehicles in a region, they...Old diesel vehicles are prime culprits when it comes to both urban air pollution and climate change. Although they usually make up only a small percentage of all the vehicles in a region, they can...
Published 2013.08.02: Blog Post

Best practices in emission control of in-use heavy-duty diesel vehicles

This report summarizes policy approaches to controlling in-use emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), including freight trucks, buses, municipal government and other service fleets. HDVs, while...
Published 2013.08.02: Publication

EU consumer organizations asking for more realistic vehicle testing

CO2 emission values for type approval of new cars are determined under laboratory conditions. But real-world driving cannot be perfectly simulated in the laboratory; for example, in laboratory...BEUC, FIA, and ANEC are demanding that the European Commission address the growing gap between type-approval and real-world CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.
Published 2012.12.14: Blog Post

Complexifying the report on the Fusion and C-Max hybrids a little

First Hyundai and Kia, now Ford? Last week Consumer Reports questioned the official estimates of fuel economy for Ford's new Fusion and C-Max hybrids, reporting that in their tests "the Fusion Hybrid...Hyundai, Kia—now Ford? Maybe, but some additional aspects to this situation with the Fusion and C-Max hybrids are worth calling to light.
Published 2012.12.11: Blog Post

Trust (or don't), but verify

The recent disclosure that Hyundai and Kia had overstated fuel economy for many vehicles illustrates why and how compliance and enforcement measures are important parts of vehicle emissions...The recent disclosure that Hyundai and Kia had overstated fuel economy illustrates why and how compliance and enforcement measures are important, and why we should worry about that.
Published 2012.11.08: Blog Post

Laboratory versus real world: Discrepancies in NOx emissions in the EU

Last week we published the new edition of our pocketbook of European Vehicle Market Statistics. For those interested in road vehicles and their impact on our climate and air quality, the pocketbook...NOx emissions from gasoline cars in the EU have decreased significantly since 2000. Not so for diesel cars, and the increasing numbers of diesel vehicles is intensifying the resulting health problems...
Published 2012.11.07: Blog Post

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

Reducing Vehicular Emissions in India (webinar notes)

The initial ICCT India team webinar on India's vehicle emissions and fuels policies, broadcast April 26, was well received. We had a little trouble with recording the webinar, so we can't make the...Presentation and some follow-up from a webinar broadcast by the India team 26 April 2012.
Published 2012.05.02: Blog Post

In-use Testing for CO2 and Fuel Economy in the United States

  China is considering including an after-production conformity test as part of China’s Phase 3 passenger car fuel consumption standard implementation and enforcement plan and is looking for...
Published 2012.03.09: Publication

Overview of China's vehicle emission control program

In booming China, vehicle ownership of all kinds is soaring. Since 2000, the total stock of cars, trucks, and buses has more than quadrupled, from 13.5 million to over 60 million, and the number of...
Published 2011.04.07: Publication

CAFE data collection and verification

The United States has implemented the corporate average fuel economy regulation for light-duty vehicles for more than thirty years, with laudable enforcement. A sound data collection and verification...
Published 2010.12.21: Publication

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