United States & Canada

The United States pioneered the regulation of vehicle air pollutant emissions and fuel economy in the 1960s and 1970s, and Canada has largely followed suit. Auto and parts makers have a long history of tightly integrated operations across the border. Regulators over the past half century have pushed manufacturers to design and build more-efficient cars and trucks and promote renewable and low-carbon fuels. ICCT staff engage with federal, state, provincial, and local governments to shape practical and cost-effective policies for clean vehicles and fuels and to defend and extend the public policy achievements of past decades.