Topics / Heavy-duty vehicle CO2 standards in Europe

Over the past several years, the ICCT has published numerous studies related to the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles in Europe. These analyses provide a necessary foundation for the assessment of the cost-effective potential of fuel saving technologies to curb the CO2 emissions from on-road freight vehicles.

The list below links to various resources related to technology potential analysis, cost curves, vehicle testing, market analysis, and policy recommendations.

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

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.

Experimentally investigates the fuel consumption of a best-in-class tractor-trailer in the United States through chassis dynamometer and track testing.

2018.08.08
The European Union in now on the path to become the sixth market to regulate CO2 emissions or fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles. Japan, the United States, Canada, China and India have already standards in place.
Blog Post
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
2018.06.26

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
2018.05.15

Experimentally investigates the fuel consumption of a best-in-class tractor-trailer in the United States through chassis dynamometer and track testing.

Publication: Consultant report
2018.05.15

Summarizes the results of a pioneering vehicle testing program aimed at comparing the fuel efficiency of selected tractor-trailers in Europe and the United States.

Publication: Briefing
2018.05.06

A regulatory proposal in the European Union would set mandatory CO2 limits for the heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) categories with the highest share of emissions. This breifing summarizes key findings and policy recommendations from recent ICCT research, including technology baseline and cost-effective CO2 reduction potential for long-haul tractor-trailers, the highest-emitting vehicle category.

Publication: Briefing
2018.04.08

Experimentally investigates the fuel consumption, pollutant emissions and aerodynamic performance of three European heavy-duty vehicles through chassis dynamometer and track testing.

Publication: Consultant report
2018.03.06

Analyzes the model structure, simulation flow, and limitations of the EU’s regulatory tool for the simulation of heavy-duty vehicle fuel consumption. Compares the regulatory vehicle simulation tools used in the EU and the United States.

Publication: White paper
2018.01.16

Summarizes the potential in Europe of presently available efficiency technologies to produce fuel savings that greatly exceed the upfront costs of technology and maintenance, and evaluates emerging advanced efficiency technologies that offer even more substantial fuel savings and short payback periods over the long term.

Publication: White paper

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