New Global Automaker Rating identifies leaders and laggards in the transition to electric vehicles
New Global Automaker Rating identifies leaders and laggards in the transition to electric vehicles While Tesla and BYD lead the pack, Volkswagen is making strong plans and rapid progress toward decarbonizing its light-duty fleet, and Toyota lags by nearly every measure. 한국어 日本 31 May 2023 (Washington, D.C.) – A new report from the International Council […]
As commercial trucks go electric, industrial scale charging infrastructure will lay the foundation for zero-emission freight
U.S. heavy-duty charging infrastructure does not all need to be built at once. Targeting investments and policy support in ‘no regrets’ freight zones will deliver quick wins 11 May (San Francisco) — A new study published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) assesses where, when, and how much charging infrastructure will be […]
ICCT’s Executive Director Joins White House Climate Policy Office as Senior Director of Transportation Emissions
May 10 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the International Council on Clean Transportation announced that its founding Executive Director, Drew Kodjak, will join the Biden-Harris Administration to serve as Senior Director of Transportation Emissions in the White House Climate Policy Office. Under Kodjak’s 18 years of leadership, the ICCT has consistently provided first-rate, unbiased research and […]
California sets global precedent with first-ever 100 percent sales requirement for zero-emission trucks, paves the way with zero-emission fleet requirements
Today, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved a new rule requiring fleets operating in California to deploy an increasing percentage of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) starting in 2024. The rule also sets a 100% zero-emission sales requirement for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles starting in model year 2036. This new rule is the first in the world to extend ZEV requirements to large commercial fleets, and it complements existing ZEV sales requirements for manufacturers while continuing California’s groundbreaking work to advance progressive ZEV policy.
EPA must move quickly to finalize greenhouse gas emissions rule for heavy-duty vehicles
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality issued a proposed rule to set new greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for heavy-duty vehicles sold between model years 2027 and 2032. These proposed “Phase 3” standards will dramatically reduce the climate impact of the heavy-duty sector by requiring manufacturers for the first time to sell zero-emission trucks and buses.
EPA should work to quickly finalize multipollutant rule for light and medium-duty vehicles
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality issued a proposed rule to set new multipollutant standards for light and medium-duty vehicles sold from 2027-2032. The rule will dramatically reduce the climate impact and air pollution caused by new cars, SUVs, vans, light trucks, and medium-duty vehicles. In an important first, EPA is including medium-duty vans and trucks in the same rulemaking as cars, SUVs, and light trucks.
“Suspicious” emission levels were found in at least 77% of tests of diesel cars in Europe
“Suspicious” nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission levels were found in at least 77% of tests performed on diesel cars in Europe. These excess emissions indicate the “likely use” of an engine calibration strategy that may now be classified as a prohibited defeat device based on recent rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
Europe proposes world-leading decarbonization targets for trucks and buses
The European Commission’s CO2 standards proposal for trucks and buses sets attainable emission reduction targets to break the current impasse and accelerate the zero-emission transition.
Battery electric trucks emit 63% less GHG emissions than diesel
A new study compares the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of electric, hydrogen, natural gas, and diesel trucks and buses in Europe.
IRA will accelerate the electrification of all on-road vehicles but falls short of NDCs
January 31 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the International Council on Clean Transportation, in partnership with Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC, released an analysis showing that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 will significantly accelerate the electrification of all on-road vehicles in the United States, but still misses the U.S. nationally determined contribution (NDC) […]