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In the aftermath of Dieselgate, diesel car sales shares are falling in Europe. But diesel's decline does not put EU CO2 targets out of reach. Other technologies offer more compelling and cost-effective pathways to reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars.

Provides a brief overview of the energy cost per mile for a vehicle using gasoline versus the energy cost per mile using electricity in the United States. 

Reviews evidence on the environmental risks of growing lignocellulosic energy crops for biofuel production and policy ideas to address them.


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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Summary of the rationale for supporting engine-based standards in the first phase HDV fuel efficiency regulation in India.

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Overview of key technologies and best practices, with recommendations for future research.

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Details options for and benefits of leapfrogging the Euro 5/V LDV/HDV vehicle emissions standards, and instead progressing directly from Euro 4/V to Euro 6/VI.

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