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Summarizes and evaluates key elements of the November 2017 European Commission proposal as it goes to the European Parliament and the European Council.

A synopsis of key findings from previous ICCT studies relevant to a 2025–2030 standard in the EU, including technology potential and associated compliance cost, the role of electrified vehicles, and the switch to a new emissions testing procedure.

Finds that for cars, the cost for meeting a 2025 target value of 70 g/km (as measured in the New European Driving Cycle - NEDC) is between 250 and 500 euros higher than would be the case in a footprint-based CO2 target system.


Expands on the European Environment Agency's recently published provisional data for CO2 emissions from passenger cars sold in the EU in 2013, which shows that average emissions fell to 127 g/km, below the 2015 target.

Publication: Briefing

Impacts of Eastern EU labor rates on CO2 benefit and cost curves for EU light-duty vehicles in the 2020–2025 timeframe; fourth in a series.

Publication: Working paper

Brief background to the agreement reached at the end of 2013, and summaries of key elements, the present situation, and expected effects.

Publication: Policy update

Brief overview of the new edition of European Vehicle Market Statistics.

Futurist Lars Thomsen gave a speech at the AVL “Engine & Environment”
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A statistical portrait of passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union from 2001 to 2012.

Publication: Report
The 95 g/km standard for 2020 passenger cars in the EU continues to come under attack.
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We noted previously how EU light-vehicle CO2 standards were delayed earlier this year due to intervention from the German government.
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