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Summarizes the implications of the current mass-based CO2 targets in the EU and outlines three alternatives: do away with the utility parameter altogether; use vehicle footprint instead of mass; keep the mass utility parameter, but reduce its impact on manufacturers’ CO2 targets.

Puts forward a number of specific recommendations aimed at improving the environmental outcomes of the European Commission's May 2018 proposed initial standards.

Analysis of electric vehicle market development in the U.S. and the policy and promotion actions that are driving it.

2018.08.13

A full day of transport-related events affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit

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2018.08.08

Summarizes the implications of the current mass-based CO2 targets in the EU and outlines three alternatives: do away with the utility parameter altogether; use vehicle footprint instead of mass; keep the mass utility parameter, but reduce its impact on manufacturers’ CO2 targets.

Publication: Briefing
2018.07.25

Puts forward a number of specific recommendations aimed at improving the environmental outcomes of the European Commission's May 2018 proposed initial standards.

Publication: Position brief
2018.07.24

Analysis of electric vehicle market development in the U.S. and the policy and promotion actions that are driving it.

Publication: White paper
2018.07.20

Summary of the China VI heavy-duty vehicle standards and a comparison with emission regulations in the other major markets.

Publication: Policy update
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
2018.06.26

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
2018.05.29

Summarizes the key elements of both new regulations (the new type-approval framework and amendment to regulation EU 2017/1151) and provides references for further reading for those interested in more details.

Publication: Policy update
2018.05.15

Assesses where electric vehicles and their batteries are manufactured and sold, and the underlying policies in place to sustain growth in the new technology around the world.

Publication: White paper
2018.05.02
In August and again in December of last year, I was asked to speak about the implications of the surprising surge in public announcements of future bans on certain types of vehicles. At the time, I split these bans in two groups.
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