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Canada’s hot and heavy (duty) GHG proposal

2017.03.09
This past Saturday the Canadian government released its proposed regulation for HDV GHG standards. Three things that caught our eye right away: the benefits exceed costs by nearly 3-to-1, fuel savings and GHG reductions are substantial and trailers are a newly regulated equipment category.

Find it In: GHG standards, Heavy-duty Vehicles

Cities compete to claim title of world EV capital

2017.03.06
Perhaps now more than ever we should look to cities for innovative transportation policies. As attractive new electric models hit markets everywhere, more cities can learn from each other about what measures work to fuel the nascent zero-emission vehicle market. The world needs it now more than ever.

Find it In: Electric Vehicles

Lessons learned from Sweden’s electric vehicle rollercoaster

2017.02.14
Although the Swedish government is planning to introduce a feebate program in 2018, which will likely bring an end to the EV market rollercoaster, other countries can learn a valuable lesson from the Swedish rebate program: dependable policies are key to steady EV market growth.

Find it In: Electric Vehicles, Fiscal policies, Passenger Vehicles

Why are EU manufacturers claiming their defeat devices are not defeat devices?

2017.02.10
PSA has admitted to changing emission control calibrations under normal driving—but denies using banned engine software. The gaming of defeat device regulations has gone on for far too long in the EU. It's time for the charade to stop.

Find it In: In-use NOx emissions, Passenger Vehicles

No, fuel economy standards do not put a million US jobs at risk

2017.02.03
Ford CEO Mark Fields has to know that the US fuel-economy rules are already designed to “align with market reality.” Maybe he doesn't know that a study he's relying on for his numbers is discreditable.

Find it In: Passenger Vehicles, U.S. CAFE standards

The rise of electric vehicles: The second million

2017.01.31
This month, cumulative global electric vehicle sales reached two million. What can we say at this milestone about where and how the EV market is developing?

Find it In: Electric Vehicles, Passenger Vehicles

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