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Test results confirm: Only 10% of Euro 6 cars meet emission limit in real-world driving conditions

In the aftermath of the Dieselgate scandal, government agencies across Europe began to systematically test diesel cars for their emission levels. A new study by the independent research organization...
Published 2017.09.03: News

Road tested: Comparative overview of real-world versus type-approval NOX and CO2 emissions from diesel cars in Europe

In September 2015, when the news broke about the illegal defeat device used by Volkswagen in the United States, no systematic overview of real-world NOx emission levels by vehicle manufacturer and...
Published 2017.09.03: Publication

News reports and features, August 2017

Experten: Software-Update hilft wenig —Badische Zeitung, 8/1/2017 Are software updates enough to get cleaner air? —Deutsche Welle, 8/2/2017 Dicke Luft in Amerika —ZDF, 8/2/2017 "Nationales Forum...
Published 2017.08.31: News

Low-carbon technology pathways for soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities

Urban transit bus fleets are a significant source of air pollutant emissions, including black carbon, a harmful ultrafine particle and potent short-lived climate pollutant. Transit bus fleets are...
Published 2017.08.31: Publication

Will the future RDE regulation be enough to restore trust in diesel technology?

The Volkswagen Group (including Audi and Porsche), Opel, Fiat, Renault, and now Daimler are recalling millions of diesel vehicles for a software update. All of these manufacturers claim their...The success of the RDE regulation will depend on the will of manufacturers to prove that they have learned a lesson from Dieselgate by beginning to focus on reducing real-world emissions, not just on...
Published 2017.08.30: Blog Post

Maximizing aircraft fuel efficiency: Listen to the experts

  The fifth and final installment in a series featuring interviews with experts who worked with the ICCT on our cost assessment of near- and mid-term technologies to improve new aircraft fuel...One of the key challenges faced by engine and airframe manufacturers in developing fuel-efficient products is the looming risk that their significant investment will not pay off. The more this risk...
Published 2017.08.30: Blog Post

Real-world emissions testing on four vehicles

We commissioned the Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics, of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and its spin-off company, Emisia, to investigate real-world emissions of four Euro 6 passenger...
Published 2017.08.29: Publication

China IV non-road standards: A golden opportunity to advance stringent limits and mandate filters

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan on Ecological & Environmental Protection, released on December 5, 2016, indicates that China will accelerate the design, revision, and implementation of emission...To lead the way in effectively controlling emissions from non-road vehicles, it is crucial for China to advance the China IV standards, as more stringent requirements on emissions will always lead to...
Published 2017.08.25: Blog Post

Waste not want not: Understanding the greenhouse gas implications of diverting waste and residual materials to biofuel production

It has become generally accepted that biofuels produced from food commodity crops cause indirect land use change (ILUC) when increased demand for those crops results in an increase in global...
Published 2017.08.24: Publication

Distribution of air pollution from oceangoing vessels in the Greater Pearl River Delta, 2015

China is the world’s second largest economy and the largest trading nation in the world. Its coastline is visited by thousands of cargo-carrying ships on a daily basis. The Greater Pearl River Delta...
Published 2017.08.23: Publication

Working at the ICCT

DC staff at the Tidal Basin, near the Jefferson Memorial, during the 2016 Cherry Blossom FestivalValues Our culture reflects our shared values, and we believe that everyone at the ICCT has an...
Published 2017.08.17: Page

Status of policies for clean vehicles and fuels in select G20 countries

Realizing the immense opportunity to promote energy efficiency in their economies, G20 economies adopted an Energy Efficiency Action Plan that identified six focus areas for collaborative activity,...
Published 2017.08.15: Publication

Maximizing aircraft fuel efficiency: Don’t skimp on R&D

Part 4 in a series featuring interviews with experts who worked with the ICCT on our cost assessment of near- and mid-term technologies to improve new aircraft fuel efficiency. The aim of the series...An interview with Dr. Fay Collier, Associate Director for Flight Strategy, Integrated Aviation Systems Program at NASA Aeronautics and a former Project Manager at NASA Environmentally Responsible...
Published 2017.08.15: Blog Post

New energy efficiency target for cars could help Brazil compete in international markets

Brazil's Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC) is consulting with industry to develop a replacement for Inovar-Auto, the industrial competitiveness and energy efficiency program for...Aligning Brazil's new-car efficiency target with the European Union’s target would have substantial benefits for consumers. Compared to a car meeting Inovar-Auto's 2017 target, the average new car...
Published 2017.08.10: Blog Post

Cost–benefit analysis of early implementation of the China 6 light-duty vehicle emission standard in Guangdong Province

Guangdong Province, ranked first in gross domestic product for the past 28 years in China, has consistently taken actions to improve local air quality. The region is well-known for the “Guangdong...
Published 2017.08.09: Publication

Maximizing aircraft fuel efficiency: Engines matter

Part 4 in a series featuring interviews with experts who worked with the ICCT on our cost assessment of near- and mid-term technologies to improve new aircraft fuel efficiency. The aim of the series...A conversation with Dr. Meyer (Mike) J. Benzakein on the importance of developing fuel efficient engines.
Published 2017.08.08: Blog Post

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

News reports and features, July 2017

India, China to drive road freight fuel consumption: IEA —Hindu Business Line, 7/3/2017 Norway bans government purchase of palm biodiesel —Oil & Fats International Magazine, 7/3/2017 Declining...
Published 2017.07.31: News

Latin America green freight workshop

From June 27-29, Argentina’s Ministry of Transportation with the support from Argentina’s Ministry of Energy and Mining, Argentina’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the United...
Published 2017.07.28: Event

Too low to be true? How to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of plug-in hybrid vehicles, today and in the future

The global market for electric vehicles is growing rapidly and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) play a particularly important role given their relatively high market share – accounting for 13...
Published 2017.07.28: Publication

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