Takeaways from ICCT’s recent roundtable on low- and zero-emission zones in India
At a recent event in New Delhi, a variety of stakeholders came together to discuss the potential for low- and zero-emission zones in India.
China’s chance to further reduce diesel emissions with robust policy “punches”
Doing more to abate emissions from diesel fleets can be one of the most critical missions for China in the next decade. The China Mobile Source Environmental Management Annual Report, published by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), revealed that on-road vehicles emitted 5.82 Mt of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 69 kt of particulate […]
Run, Australia, run! Catch up with leading markets in decarbonizing light-duty vehicles
When Australia sets light-duty vehicle fuel efficiency or CO2 emission standards, it’s critical for climate goals that they align with world-class standards and start as early as possible.
India’s electric tractors are ready but idling
Including zero-emission tractors in the FAME II scheme would send a strong signal to the industry and is essential for supporting India’s net-zero goal.
Beyond Europe: Are there ambitious electrification targets across major markets?
A recent string of voluntary electrification targets set by large car manufacturers could be the start of more ambitious global announcements in the future, if major vehicle markets other than Europe set regulations to drive accelerated adoption of zero-emission vehicles.
Energy cooperatives: A key opportunity to integrate renewable energy with electric vehicles in India
By supporting energy cooperatives, regulators in India can help connect rapidly expanding renewable energy generation with battery electric vehicles and spur deployment of charging infrastructure.
Lessons about charging infrastructure from electric bus operations in Maharashtra
Planning for and setting up electric bus charging infrastructure, which needs to happen alongside the bus-procurement process, involves depot setup and working with power companies on upstream equipment.
Be truly “Fit for 55” by adding black carbon emissions from ships
To reduce the impacts of global climate change and protect the Arctic and its peoples, the European Union should consider adding black carbon emissions from ships to its climate regulations.
How electric buses are improving bus operations in India
Interviews with transit authorities and private bus operators showed that electric buses are packed with features, more comfortable to drive than combustion engine buses, and manufacturers are continually improving the electric buses.
Maharashtra’s transit authorities report positive experiences with electric buses
Highlights of our survey of transit authorities in Pune, Mumbai, and Navi Mumbai, which showed that electric buses are a maturing technology in India and those with experience are quite happy with their performance.