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Opel's admissions of defeat device calibrations

Opel admits to reducing vehicle emission controls based on conditions other than ambient temperature or restart. Opel says its “engines are in compliance” in Europe. But, once again, they would not be legal in the US, and the difference is instructive.

Find it In: Air pollution, Clean Air, Compliance and enforcement, In-use NOx emissions, Passenger Vehicles, Regulatory design, Vehicle type-approval tests in the European Union

The European Union’s leadership void on heavy-duty vehicle GHG standards

If the European Comission persists in its indecision around GHG regulation for HDVs, they risk falling behind the US and other countries in HDV efficiency technology development and deployment. 

Find it In: Efficiency, EU heavy-duty vehicle CO2 regulation, GHG emissions, GHG standards, Heavy-duty Vehicles

Policies for efficient transport will lower oil prices, create jobs, and help countries meet climate pledges

The expansion of fuel-saving transport policies has important implications for the future of the global oil market and its impacts on major economies.

Find it In: Biofuels, Global Roadmap, Passenger Vehicles, Fuels, Heavy-duty Vehicles, Marine, Aviation

Germany, sleeping giant of electric vehicles, awakes

Germany is the largest car market in the EU, and German automakers exert tremendous influence on R&D in the global auto industry. So new EV incentives the German government recently announced are a big deal, for Europe and for the world market.

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

Europe should set binding CO2 reduction targets for trucks

Putting a CO2 performance standard for new HDVs in place would change the trajectory of on-road freight emissions for years to come. No other policy alternative can rival it in effectiveness.

Find it In: CO2 standards, Heavy-duty Vehicles

Just one more diesel car?

Another possible option beyond levying a punitive fee on diesel vehicles or banning their sale would be for diesel vehicle manufacturers to voluntarily agree to equip all new diesel vehicles sold in India with diesel particulate filters (DPFs).

Find it In: Air quality, Clean Air, Emission control technologies, Emissions trends, Passenger Vehicles, Vehicle emissions control in India, Vehicle emissions standards