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Liuhanzi Yang

Published 2016.05.24: Profile

2015 Global electric vehicle trends: Which markets are up (the most)

Judging from what we see of automakers' product planning, they are continuing to emphasize electrification even though oil prices seem unlikely to recover anytime soon. Late in 2015, Volkswagen chose... The state of the EV market in 2015: Countries with relatively high EV sales, as a percentage of new vehicle sales, remained high while others with lower EV sales were still catching up.
Published 2016.05.18: Blog Post

Emissions inventory for agricultural tractors and construction equipment in India

In 2014, the World Health Organization announced that India’s cities were among the most polluted in the world. Mobile sources are major contributors to local air pollution due to the emissions from...
Published 2016.05.18: Publication

Senior Accountant

Interested in using your accounting skills to support a mission-driven organization? Experienced with private grants and non-profit finances? Passionate about mitigating climate change? Position...
Published 2016.05.13: Job Posting

The emissions test defeat device problem in Europe is not about VW

Ever since the VW defeat device scandal broke last September, the big question has been: Are other manufacturers also using defeat devices? Immediately following the first VW revelations, the French... The methods used by other manufacturers to tell when a vehicle is not on a test cycle may differ from VW's, but they are still improperly reducing the effectiveness of emission controls in the real...
Published 2016.05.12: Blog Post

Forscher/in, Elektromobilität in Europa

Der International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) ist eine gemeinnützige und unabhängige Forschungsorganisation mit Schwerpunkt Fahrzeugtechnologien und deren Auswirkungen auf Luftqualität...
Published 2016.05.10: Job Posting

PV/EV Researcher, Berlin

Seeking a qualified, highly self-motivated person to research the EU vehicle market and the role of electric vehicles in reducing emissions.   The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT...
Published 2016.05.10: Job Posting

Official vs. real-world road-load parameters in EU vehicle efficiency testing

On average, real-world fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new European passenger cars exceeded official vehicle type-approval values by approximately 40 percent in 2014. This paper shows that...
Published 2016.05.09: Publication

Sustainability criteria for biofuels made from land and non-land based feedstocks

As part of the European Climate Foundation's Biofrontiers project, the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) was asked to prepare a proposal for a set of sustainability criteria that...
Published 2016.05.09: Publication

South Africa Vehicle Database Internship

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has an internship opportunity in its Washington, DC office to work in our passenger vehicle program for this summer. The intern will work to...
Published 2016.05.09: Job Posting

What the Senate missed in counting forest bioenergy emissions

It’s usually a bad idea when lawmakers overturn scientific consensus; think North Carolina banning the use of estimates for sea level rise in making long-term coastal land-use policies. Now, Congress... Using whole trees for biomass is not going to be an effective climate mitigation strategy. It’s clear that proper carbon accounting is needed for all biomass pathways, and EPA should be allowed to...
Published 2016.05.09: Blog Post

Mary Beth Warner

Published 2016.05.09: Profile

Jogos sujos: uma proposta de lei para revogar as restrições aos carros a diesel no Brasil

Coincidência ou não, enquanto os brasileiros estão distraídos pelo impeachment da presidenta Dilma Rousseff, tumultos políticos, recessão econômica, Olimpíadas e o Zika, uma comissão especial na... Enquanto a Europa e outros países lutam para controlar as emissões descontroladas dos carros a diesel, o Brasil—distraído pelo caos político, Jogos Olímpicos e o Zika—acabou de propor a revogação...
Published 2016.05.06: Blog Post

A dirtier kind of Games: A proposal to lift restrictions on diesel cars in Brazil

Versão em Português Coincidence or not, while Brazilians are distracted by the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, other political turmoil, economic recession, the upcoming Olympics, and the... As Europe and other countries struggle to control crisis-level emissions from diesel cars, Brazil—wracked by political turmoil and distracted by the Olympics and the Zika virus—has just proposed...
Published 2016.05.05: Blog Post

Proposed new type-approval system for motor vehicles in the European Union

On 27 January 2016, the European Commission (EC) put forward a proposal that, if approved by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, would make fundamental and far-reaching...
Published 2016.04.29: Publication

Oil market futures: Effects of low-carbon transport policies on long-term oil prices

This study, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, evaluates the effects of transport technology and policies on oil prices and the wider economy. The study compares a Business-as-Usual (...
Published 2016.04.29: Publication

Should Delhi ban diesels?

Next week the verdict will be in on whether Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal achieved any meaningful reductions in vehicle emissions with his “odd-even” scheme to cut down on the number of... The health evidence on diesels justifies actions that extend restrictions on diesels until they are cleaner. The court should consider a new tax scheme on diesels to pay for their health damages or...
Published 2016.04.29: Blog Post

Defeat device testing in the EU: So far, not so good

Conclusively determining whether or not a vehicle has a defeat device to circumvent emissions tests is difficult. Really difficult. That is because a defeat device, as defined in EU regulation, is:... The post-VW vehicle testing by Germany, the UK, and France suggest that defeat devices are being employed in Europe that have yet to be detected. But further testing is needed if the goal is to...
Published 2016.04.28: Blog Post

First look: Results of post-VW diesel vehicle testing in France, UK

On April 7, the French government released initial results of the diesel emissions screening campaign it conducted in the wake of the revelations about VW's use of defeat devices. The UK and Germany... Further summary of initial results of diesel emissions screening tests being conducted in Europe in the wake of last year's revelations about VW's use of defeat devices.
Published 2016.04.28: Blog Post

Things are electric in Amsterdam

Everyone knows that Amsterdam is a uniquely liberated place. Fresh off a trip to the Netherlands’ capital, I can say it’s downright electric. The Netherlands is hosting the European Union Presidency... Famously liberal Amsterdam is freeing itself from one more thing: There are few places on the planet where you can observe the transition to an electric vehicle fleet more clearly than here.
Published 2016.04.25: Blog Post

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