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News reports and features, November 2017

Congress' Plan to Kill the Electric Car Tax Credit Could Kill Electric Cars —WIRED, 11/4/2017 Studie: Neue Pkw verbrauchen deutlich mehr Kraftstoff als angegeben —Deutsche Welle, 11/6/2017...
Published 2017.11.30: News

Glider industry petition in support of glider trucks debunks itself

It's not the most important or even the worst thing about the Pruitt EPA's proposal to reverse course on closing a loophole in the emissions regulations for heavy-duty vehicles that left "gliders"—...The summary of a "study" that the glider industry used to support its claim that EPA was wrong about how dirty gliders are is fingernails-on-a-chalkboard aggravating.
Published 2017.11.29: Blog Post

Public comment, draft India BS IV/V emissions standards for non-road vehicles

Comments submitted to the Indian Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on the draft notification of Bharat Stage (CEM/TREM) IV and V emission standards for agricultural tractors, construction...
Published 2017.11.29: News

European vehicle market statistics, 2017/2018

The annual European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car, light commercial vehicle, and heavy-duty vehicle fleets in the European Union since 2001, with...
Published 2017.11.28: Publication

Batteries or fuel cells: Who’s in it for the long haul?

Last week, Tesla revealed the newest—and biggest, by far—addition to its fleet of electric vehicles: a battery-powered all-electric Class 8 truck. Battery electric freight trucks have been on the...Tesla isn’t the only company betting big on long-haul electric trucks. Some of the others are betting on hydrogen, some on catenary systems. But don't look yet for an odds-on favorite.
Published 2017.11.21: Blog Post

Delta should double down on CSeries, fuel savings

Many of us in the aviation field are in serious need of an airsickness bag, given the turbulence we’ve experienced recently over the Bombardier CSeries. That’s the new aircraft developed by the...Bombardier's new aircraft is mired in trade disputes, and that's creating some uncertainty over Delta Air Lines' order for 75 CS100 planes. But if Delta keeps its eye on the fuel savings it will reap...
Published 2017.11.17: Blog Post

Zero emission buses are worth reaching for, but emission performance standards are the low-hanging fruit

Sales of battery electric buses (BEBs) are surging in major cities around the world. Los Angeles, California committed to shift its 2,200 bus fleet to zero-emission buses (including BEBs) by 2030,...Sales of battery electric buses are surging, yet a complete technology transition won't happen overnight. Meanwhile, tightening emission standards on conventionally powered buses would have immediate...
Published 2017.11.16: Blog Post

China's first national portable emissions testing standard for heavy-duty vehicles

In September 2017, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the first national standard for portable emission measurement system (PEMS) testing of heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). The...
Published 2017.11.15: Publication

The hidden cost of Indonesia’s biodiesel mandate to consumers

Indonesian drivers probably don’t realize they are paying more at the pump because of their country’s biodiesel mandate, which sets ambitious targets for the blending of biodiesel in diesel fuel....Indonesian drivers probably don’t realize they are paying more at the pump because of their country’s biodiesel mandate, which sets ambitious targets for the blending of biodiesel in diesel fuel....
Published 2017.11.15: Blog Post

CO2-based synthetic fuel: Assessment of potential European capacity and environmental performance

CO2-based synthetic fuels are of increasing interest as a potential strategy to reduce petroleum consumption as well as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector. The most well-...
Published 2017.11.14: 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

Global baseline assessment of compliance and enforcement programs for vehicle emissions and energy efficiency

As vehicle pollution and fuel efficiency regulations have become more stringent, the technologies required to mitigate emissions and reduce fuel consumption become increasingly complex. One...
Published 2017.11.14: Publication

ICCT is honored to receive 2017 CCAC award for Transformative Action

Washington DC, 12 November 2017 — The International Council on Clean Transportation is honored to receive the 2017 Climate and Clean Air Award for Transformative Action from the Climate and Clean Air...
Published 2017.11.13: News

ICCT wins 2017 Climate and Clean Air Award for Transformative Action

Bonn, November 12, 2017: The 2017 Climate and Clean Air Award for Transformative Action has gone to the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), for its initiative to conduct checks of...
Published 2017.11.12: News

Early Christmas present to the car industry, or lump of coal? The European Commission regulatory proposal for reducing new vehicle CO2 emissions post-2020

The timing was chosen carefully. The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) had just started in Bonn, Germany, when the European Commission revealed its regulatory proposal for reducing CO2 emissions from...A first reaction to the European Commission's proposal, released yesterday, for extending the new-car and light-commercial vehicle CO2 emissions standards out to 2030.
Published 2017.11.09: Blog Post

Electric vehicle capitals of the world: What markets are leading the transition to electric?

This briefing provides an update on the global electric vehicle capitals—that is, the cities leading the transition to electric drive with greater sales and sales shares than other markets. We...
Published 2017.11.08: Publication

Global "electric vehicle capitals" are paving the way for clean transportation and offering roadmap for others to follow

Cities are accelerating the global shift to electric cars, with twenty frontrunners leading the charge, according to a new report Electric vehicle capitals of the world: What markets are leading the...
Published 2017.11.08: News

Unterschied zwischen offiziellem und realem Kraftstoffverbrauch für neue Pkw in Europa höher als jemals zuvor

Der reale Kraftstoffverbrauch neuer Pkw liegt heute durchschnittlich um 42 Prozent höher als der von den Fahrzeugherstellern angegebene Testverbrauch. Auf Autofahrer kommen damit Mehrausgaben für...
Published 2017.11.05: News

Real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high

Discrepancy between passenger vehicle type-approval test results and in-use fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at 42 per cent, with first indications of a possible slowdown in the...
Published 2017.11.05: News

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