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Krisis, the Greek goddess of decreasing vehicle CO2 emissions

This week we published the 2015/16 edition of the European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook. I first reviewed a draft of this new publication some time ago, during a visit to my hometown in... What has happened to all the huge SUVs that used to lurk in the streets of Thessaloniki? Where are all the noisy sport cars?
Published 2015.11.25: Blog Post

European vehicle market statistics, 2015/2016

The annual European Vehicle Market Statistics Pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light-commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union from 2001—and, beginning with the...
Published 2015.11.25: Publication

Marine Program Researcher

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent, non-profit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research along with technical and scientific analysis to...
Published 2015.11.24: Job Posting

Pinpointing weaknesses in Europe's vehicle emissions testing scheme to point the way toward a more effective and robust program [press release]

A side-by-side comparison of the vehicle emissions testing arrangements in the United States and the European Union vividly demonstrates the consequences of a lack of crucial checks and balances in...
Published 2015.11.23: News

The future of vehicle emissions testing in Europe (and beyond)

At the ICCT we have been analyzing the growing gap between official and real-world vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of passenger cars in Europe for a few years now. We showed for the first... To solve the problem underlying the growing gap between certification-test and in-use CO2 and NOx emissions, we will have to go beyond just introducing a new test procedure.
Published 2015.11.23: Blog Post

The future of vehicle emissions testing and compliance

A growing body of evidence indicates that one of the reasons for a rapidly growing discrepancy between official and real-world fuel consumption and emission values of new passenger cars is...
Published 2015.11.23: Publication

Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program Internship, 2016

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has an immediate opening for an internship position in Washington, DC. This position will involve the gathering and analysis of heavy...
Published 2015.11.18: Job Posting

Transatlantic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2014

This report compares the fuel efficiency, and therefore carbon intensity, of the top 20 airlines on transatlantic routes between North America and Europe in 2014. It is the first analysis to combine...
Published 2015.11.16: Publication

Brazil's Inovar-Auto fiscal incentive program updates

In October 2012, the Brazilian government approved by decree a new program to encourage vehicle technology innovation. Inovar-Auto fosters industrial competitiveness by encouraging automakers to...
Published 2015.11.11: Publication

Effects of off-cycle credits on passenger vehicle efficiency in Brazil

In October 2012, Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) approved a policy to foster vehicle technology innovation and industrial competitiveness. Inovar-Auto provides...
Published 2015.11.11: Publication

Brazil passenger vehicle market statistics

This study details vehicle characteristics, technology adoption, and energy consumption for passenger vehicles – automobiles, sport utility vehicles, pick-up trucks, and minivans – sold in Brazil in...
Published 2015.11.11: Publication

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Want to use your administrative savvy in a mission-driven organization? Extremely organized and enthusiastic about getting the details right? Passionate about climate change issues & global...
Published 2015.11.10: Job Posting

Constant-speed fuel consumption testing of heavy-duty vehicles in India

As policymakers in India deliberate on how best to design a regulation to improve the efficiency of new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), one of the most critical issues is what test methods and duty...
Published 2015.11.09: Publication

Review of Beijing's comprehensive motor vehicle emission control programs

Transportation is a key contributor to air pollution in urban areas. Beijing, a city with historically poor air quality, has implemented new standards and programs to combat vehicular emissions....
Published 2015.11.05: Publication

The miseducation of the diesel car

I recently read an open letter in the Corriere della Sera by a VW engineer working on engine development and emissions (that’s what I call a hot seat!). The letter contains some pretty remarkable... The preliminary agreement on the EU's Real-Driving Emissions regulation is a missed opportunity to address the air-quality problem by forcing the technological adjustments required to bring real...
Published 2015.11.04: Blog Post

Oregon is an unconventional success story for electric vehicles

How can governments stimulate electric vehicle (EV) markets? Our research over the past year in the United States at both state level and city level shows that consumer incentives are a key driver... Oregon has become one of the leading U.S. states for electric vehicle sales without offering significant fiscal incentives, instead relying on innovative promotion activities.
Published 2015.11.03: Blog Post

New revelations of Clean Air Act violations by Volkswagen [press statement]

The International Council on Clean Transportation once again commends the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board for their rigorous, effective work to enforce...
Published 2015.11.03: News

South Korea’s new light-duty vehicle efficiency standards

The Republic of Korea's national strategy for green growth aims to make that country the world’s seventh largest green economic power by 2020. New light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards are one of... The Republic of Korea's national strategy for green growth aims to make that country the world’s seventh largest green economic power by 2020. New light-vehicle fuel efficiency standards are one of...
Published 2015.10.28: Blog Post

South Korea fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for new LDVs 2016-2020

On December 30, 2014, the Ministry of Environment (ME) announced the new average fuel economy (FE) and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards1 for light-duty vehicles (notification no. 2014-235). A nearly...
Published 2015.10.28: Publication

U.S. domestic airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2014

This study, the fourth in a series of yearly analyses of U.S. airlines on domestic operations, arrives as we near a potential turning point for public policy concerning aviation and the environment...
Published 2015.10.22: Publication