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This case study shows that the actual CO2 reductions of 18.6% achieved in the 2018 Camry exceed the 17.7% reductions predicted by EPA models. This confirms that the OMEGA and LPM models accurately predict both new technology benefits and synergies between technologies. It also suggests that other studies contradicting EPA model outcomes are inaccurate and underpredict future technology benefits.

Explores some of the compliance pathways available to heavy duty vehicle manufacturers. Specifically, this paper develops hypothetical technology packages for certain types of tractor trucks, vocational vehicles, and trailers using distinct technology strategies compares cost-effectiveness.

Investigated the impacts of updating three standards in Mexico to align with the international best practices employed in the rest of North America: gasoline and diesel sulfur standards, passenger vehicle emissions standards, and truck and bus emissions standards. 

2016.07.18

Aims to inform the debate over how electric vehicle technology could fit into a lower-carbon new-vehicle fleet in Europe in 2020–2030. Although the analysis is focused on Europe, similar technology, policy, and market dynamics can be observed throughout North America and Asia.

Publication: Working paper
2016.07.11
Projects the domestic production and consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel feedstocks through 2022. 
Publication: Working paper
2016.06.21

Profiles and evaluates recent developments in naturally aspirated gasoline engine technologies, and compares them to the projections made by EPA and NHTSA for the 2025 CAFE regulation.

Publication: Working paper
2016.06.13

The maximum benefits of a fleet modernization program can be achieved by conducting a subsidized scrappage program along with early adoption of BS VI standards starting as soon as 2019.

Publication: Working paper
2016.06.13

Reviews and critiques a recent assessment of soil carbon changes resulting from the expansion of corn production for ethanol.

Publication: Working paper
2016.06.01

Demonstrates that meeting Europe's 2030 climate and energy framework goals depends on a combination of policy measures that include CO2 standards for both cars and heavy trucks, improving vehicle testing regulations, and accelerating the transition to EVs.

Publication: Working paper
2016.05.18

Emissions from the diesel engines of these two key types of non-road mobile sources are expected to be significant, and will potentially have strong negative impacts on local air quality and health in India.

Publication: Working paper
2016.04.22

This working paper details the differences in fuel specifications for commercial gasoline and diesel fuels in India and the EU, and assesses potential air pollutant emission impacts of these differences.

Publication: Working paper
2016.03.10

Surveys diesel engine technologies, costs, pollutant emissions, and efficiency improvements in a manner that can help inform India's transition to more stringent vehicle emissions standards over the next five years.

Publication: Working paper
2016.03.02

A primary analysis to estimate how improvements in engine and tire technologies will translate into fuel consumption reductions for representative HDV types in India.

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