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VW defeat devices: A comparison of U.S. and EU required fixes

Following the revelations that Volkswagen had embedded defeat devices in its software calibrations for all of its 2009–2014 diesels in Europe and 2009–2015 diesels in the US, regulatory agencies have...
Published 2017.12.14: Publication

U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2015–2016

Following in the footsteps of the 2010–2014 airline rankings, this study ranks U.S. domestic air carriers by their overall fuel efficiency for the years 2015 and 2016. The analysis continues the use...
Published 2017.12.14: Publication

Profits and carbon emissions surge for U.S. domestic airlines

Low fuel prices and high travel demand undercut overall fuel-efficiency gains in aircraft operations in 2015 and 2016, study finds Annual fuel-efficiency ranking of domestic carriers shows Alaska...
Published 2017.12.14: News

Fuel consumption standards for heavy-duty vehicles in India

In August 2017 the government of India published final fuel-efficiency standards for commercial heavy-duty vehicles. The standards are the government’s response to India’s rapidly growing commercial...
Published 2017.12.07: Publication

Comments regarding EPA glider truck proposal, December 2017

Oral and written comments by Rachel Muncrief at a public hearing on the EPA proposal to repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits established in the Phase 2...
Published 2017.12.06: News

Expanding access to electric mobility in the United States

This briefing summarizes policies and actions that are expanding access to electric transportation in the United States. We showcase several examples of equity-focused electric mobility practices...
Published 2017.12.06: Publication

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure around the world

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is a key requirement for the transition to electric mobility. Governments, private companies, utilities, and automakers are investing heavily in charging...
Published 2017.12.04: Event

Scott Pruitt’s EPA wants to resurrect the dirty diesel

Can’t get enough of zombie movies? Well, get ready for a real-life version. Scott Pruitt’s EPA is bringing the oldest and dirtiest diesel engines back from the dead—but disguising them in a shiny new...Additional NOx emissions from gliders under the Pruitt proposal would be 13 times what the impact of the Volkswagen fraud in the U.S. would have been had it gone undetected.
Published 2017.12.01: Blog Post

News reports and features, November 2017

Congress' Plan to Kill the Electric Car Tax Credit Could Kill Electric Cars —WIRED, 11/4/2017 Studie: Neue Pkw verbrauchen deutlich mehr Kraftstoff als angegeben —Deutsche Welle, 11/6/2017...
Published 2017.11.30: News

Glider industry petition in support of glider trucks debunks itself

It's not the most important or even the worst thing about the Pruitt EPA's proposal to reverse course on closing a loophole in the emissions regulations for heavy-duty vehicles that left "gliders"—...The summary of a "study" that the glider industry used to support its claim that EPA was wrong about how dirty gliders are is fingernails-on-a-chalkboard aggravating.
Published 2017.11.29: Blog Post

Public comment, draft India BS IV/V emissions standards for non-road vehicles

Comments submitted to the Indian Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on the draft notification of Bharat Stage (CEM/TREM) IV and V emission standards for agricultural tractors, construction...
Published 2017.11.29: News

European vehicle market statistics, 2017/2018

The annual European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car, light commercial vehicle, and heavy-duty vehicle fleets in the European Union since 2001, with...
Published 2017.11.28: Publication

Batteries or fuel cells: Who’s in it for the long haul?

Last week, Tesla revealed the newest—and biggest, by far—addition to its fleet of electric vehicles: a battery-powered all-electric Class 8 truck. Battery electric freight trucks have been on the...Tesla isn’t the only company betting big on long-haul electric trucks. Some of the others are betting on hydrogen, some on catenary systems. But don't look yet for an odds-on favorite.
Published 2017.11.21: Blog Post

Delta should double down on CSeries, fuel savings

Many of us in the aviation field are in serious need of an airsickness bag, given the turbulence we’ve experienced recently over the Bombardier CSeries. That’s the new aircraft developed by the...Bombardier's new aircraft is mired in trade disputes, and that's creating some uncertainty over Delta Air Lines' order for 75 CS100 planes. But if Delta keeps its eye on the fuel savings it will reap...
Published 2017.11.17: Blog Post

Zero emission buses are worth reaching for, but emission performance standards are the low-hanging fruit

Sales of battery electric buses (BEBs) are surging in major cities around the world. Los Angeles, California committed to shift its 2,200 bus fleet to zero-emission buses (including BEBs) by 2030,...Sales of battery electric buses are surging, yet a complete technology transition won't happen overnight. Meanwhile, tightening emission standards on conventionally powered buses would have immediate...
Published 2017.11.16: Blog Post

China's first national portable emissions testing standard for heavy-duty vehicles

In September 2017, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the first national standard for portable emission measurement system (PEMS) testing of heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). The...
Published 2017.11.15: Publication

The hidden cost of Indonesia’s biodiesel mandate to consumers

Indonesian drivers probably don’t realize they are paying more at the pump because of their country’s biodiesel mandate, which sets ambitious targets for the blending of biodiesel in diesel fuel....Indonesian drivers probably don’t realize they are paying more at the pump because of their country’s biodiesel mandate, which sets ambitious targets for the blending of biodiesel in diesel fuel....
Published 2017.11.15: Blog Post

CO2-based synthetic fuel: Assessment of potential European capacity and environmental performance

CO2-based synthetic fuels are of increasing interest as a potential strategy to reduce petroleum consumption as well as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector. The most well-...
Published 2017.11.14: Publication

How well are governments enforcing vehicle emissions standards? Worldwide, the answer is: Not as well as they could be

New survey-based study shows notable disparities in compliance activities, accomplishments among most important global vehicle markets Washington DC—A new study cataloging and evaluating the efforts...
Published 2017.11.14: News

Umsetzung der Abgasgesetzgebung für Fahrzeuge weltweit oft unzureichend, insbesondere in der EU bislang ineffektive Umsetzung und Nachkontrolle

Eine neue Studie der unabhängigen Forschungsorganisation International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) untersucht, wie effektiv die verantwortlichen Behörden der wichtigsten Fahrzeugmärkte...
Published 2017.11.14: News

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