Publications

2016.05.09

Highlights the effects of disparities between real-world data and official road-load coefficients, used to set up vehicle type-approval test equipment, on fuel consumption and CO2 ratings for European passenger cars.

2016.05.09

Prepares a proposal for a set of sustainability criteria that could be integrated into post-2020 EU legislation as a way to guarantee the sustainability of the next phase of the development of alternative fuels in Europe.

2016.04.29

Summary of proposal to overhaul the legal framework for ensuring that vehicles meet all environmental and other regulatory requirements, with a focus on market surveillance, better enforcement practices, and vehicle recalls.

2016.04.29

Oil prices will be lower in the future if low-carbon transport technologies are mass deployed, as these technologies will drive a significant reduction in global demand for oil.

2016.04.22

This working paper details the differences in fuel specifications for commercial gasoline and diesel fuels in India and the EU, and assesses potential air pollutant emission impacts of these differences.

2016.04.22

The proposed BS VI standards are far-reaching in scope and incorporate substantial changes to existing Bharat Stage III and IV emission standards. Of particular note is the tightening of particulate matter (PM) mass emission limits and the introduction of particle number (PN) limits for light- and heavy-duty vehicles (LDV, HDV) fitted with gasoline direct injection (GDI) and compression ignition (CI), or diesel, engines. 

2016.04.13

Describes case studies of energy cropping in Europe in the context of advanced biofuel and bioproducts sustainability.

2016.03.31

Takes a closer look at three potential alternatives for OBD regulatory requirements that can be incorporated into the China 6 proposal. The ICCT recommends adopting CA OBDII with China 6 emission standards.

2016.03.22

Reviews provisions of the U.S. and EU regulations that define and prohibit defeat devices, as well as automakers' public statements in the aftermath of VW's admission that it used such defeat devices, as context for evaluating reform proposals.

2016.03.18

An assessment of vehicle fleet structure, fuel consumption, and emissions, with comparisons to the EU-28 market and other key global markets, and to the German auto sector in particular.

2016.03.11

As part of the European Climate Foundation's Biofrontiers project, Défense Terre was asked to analyze the regulatory treatment of thirteen novel fuel technologies or “NFTs” in the EU and U.S.

2016.03.11
To rectify the implementation and compliance issues associated with P-7 standards for heavy-duty vehicles in Brazil, quickly advancing to the next P-8 phase and aligning it with Euro VI standards is the most effective option.
2016.03.11

Under current regulatory standards, the wide commercialization of diesel cars would significantly increase NOX and PM2.5 emissions, contributing to poor air quality and adding 150,000 premature deaths through 2050. 

2016.03.10

Surveys diesel engine technologies, costs, pollutant emissions, and efficiency improvements in a manner that can help inform India's transition to more stringent vehicle emissions standards over the next five years.

2016.03.02

A primary analysis to estimate how improvements in engine and tire technologies will translate into fuel consumption reductions for representative HDV types in India.

2016.03.01

P-8 standards in Brazil are a highly cost-effective means of reducing the environmental impact of diesel HDVs in Brazil and timely action is of critical importance.

2016.02.29

Inventory of the status of Member States’ progress on implementing key elements of Directive 2015/1513 amending the RED and FQD as well as the FQD implementing directive (Directive 2015/652).

2016.02.29

Summary of manufacturing costs of both in-cylinder and aftertreatment technologies used to meet recent U.S. and European emission standards for heavy-duty diesel engines and vehicles.

2016.02.24

Outlines the methodology used in ICCT's non-road emission inventory model; describes structure, processes, and data flows, and evaluates data collection needs for critical inputs and parameters.

2016.02.09

A concise overview of ICAO's proposed aircraft efficiency standard, covering the policy background and standard requirements, and preliminary analysis of expected effects on CO2 emissions.

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