Topics / CO2 standards

In the transportation sector, refers to regulation that directly limits carbon dioxide emissions from a vehicle, as opposed to restricting those emissions indirectly (through, e.g., fuel economy standards). Examples would include the U.S. EPA 2016 standards for light-duty vehicles, which require LDVs to meet an estimated combined average emissions level of 250g CO2 per mile, or the EU rules establishing fleet-average emissions targets of 95g CO2 per kilometer for passenger cars and 175g CO2 per kilometer for light commercial vehicles.

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A preliminary assessment of the environmental performance of new commercial supersonic transport aircraft.

Testing shows CO and NOx emissions from China 5 gasoline cars are not properly controlled under real-world driving conditions.

An overview of CO2 emissions reduction, fuel and technology trends, and market share of new passenger cars in the European Union.

2018.07.17

A preliminary assessment of the environmental performance of new commercial supersonic transport aircraft.

Publication: Working paper
2018.07.13

Testing shows CO and NOx emissions from China 5 gasoline cars are not properly controlled under real-world driving conditions.

Publication: White paper
2018.07.11

An overview of CO2 emissions reduction, fuel and technology trends, and market share of new passenger cars in the European Union.

Publication: Briefing
2018.07.11

This briefing summarizes the eco-innovation provision, investigates the types and market uptake of approved eco-innovations, and discusses how regulatory developments could affect eco-innovations in the future.

Publication: Briefing
2018.07.11

Evaluates the costs incurred by manufacturers of diesel engines used in non-road vehicles and equipment for emission reduction technologies needed to comply with increasingly stringent standards.

Publication: Working paper
2018.07.03
On June 28, China officially released the China VI emission standard for new heavy-duty vehicles, which is equivalent to, or in some aspects even more s
Blog Post
2018.06.26

The European Commission recently released a regulatory proposal for setting the first ever CO2 emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles sold in the European Union.

Publication: Policy update
2018.06.21
In order to promote the uptake of electrified vehicles, the European Commission included targets for zero-and low-emission vehicles (ZLEV) in its recent regulatory proposal for the time period up to 2030.
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