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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.

The modifications required by US regulators to VW diesel engines designed to cheat emissions tests are more stringent and more effective than in Europe.

Summarizes policies and actions that are expanding access to electric transportation in the United States and showcases several examples of equity-focused electric mobility practices that are encouraging their utilization more widely. 

2016.03.22

Reviews provisions of the U.S. and EU regulations that define and prohibit defeat devices, as well as automakers' public statements in the aftermath of VW's admission that it used such defeat devices, as context for evaluating reform proposals.

Publication: Briefing
2016.03.11
To rectify the implementation and compliance issues associated with P-7 standards for heavy-duty vehicles in Brazil, quickly advancing to the next P-8 phase and aligning it with Euro VI standards is the most effective option.
Publication: Briefing
2015.12.28

In January 2016 the EU Parliament will evaluate the RDE proposal from the European Commission's Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles (TCMV). This brief notes five things that could strengthen the regulation.

Publication: Briefing
2015.11.11

Explains why inappropriate off-cycle credits can weaken the stringency of vehicle energy consumption targets, and states the ICCT's position in favor of rejecting proposals to amend Inovar-Auto.

Publication: Briefing
2015.11.09

Proposes engine-based standards coupled with a tire efficiency regulation as the best approach for the first phase of India's HDV efficiency standards. 

Publication: Briefing
2015.10.13

Summarizes how state and local governments are supporting the development of local electric-vehicle markets in the 25 most-populous U.S. metropolitan areas. Provides a quantitative estimate of the effective cost of owning and operating battery electric vehicles in those 25 cities.

Publication: Briefing
2015.10.01

Proposes a rapid, comprehensive policy response not only to deal with defeat devices but also to identify vehicle models with high real-world emissions relative to test-cycle performance and improve current compliance and enforcement programs.

Publication: Briefing
2015.09.15

Concisely sets forth the case for leapfrogging from BS IV to BS VI vehicle emissions standards in India, and states the ICCT's position in favor of expediting progress to Bharat VI.

Publication: Briefing
2015.07.23

Technical summary for policy makers of the status of hybrid vehicle development in the United States. First in a series of technical briefing papers on trends in energy efficiency of passenger vehicles in the U.S.

Publication: Briefing
2015.07.09

Summary based on the provisional data recently released by the European Environment Agency. All manufacturers have achieved their 2015 targets, with average emissions of 123.3 g/km in 2014, a decrease of 3% compared to 2013.

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