“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).
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) […]
Final EPA rule will reduce air pollution, but more action is needed to drive zero-emission trucks and buses
20 December 2022 (Washington, D.C.)—Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality issued a final rule to limit emissions of nitrogen oxides and greenhouse gases (GHG) from new heavy-duty engines and vehicles…
The UN’s net zero aviation goal is a welcome starting gun in the race to decarbonize flight
The International Council on Clean Transportation welcomes the agreement by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to establish a 2050 net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emission goal for international aviation.
Tax frequent fliers to decarbonize aviation fairly, study urges
A frequent flying levy could generate, from only 2% of the world’s population, 81% of the revenue needed to decarbonize aviation.
New Zealand joins the ZEV Alliance moving toward more ambitious zero-emission targets
The ZEV Alliance is pleased to welcome New Zealand as its 21st member.
Airline emissions must peak this decade if industry is to achieve Paris goals
1.75ºC target is possible but requires immediate policy action and investment
A new joint project will use onboard techniques and drones to measure methane emissions from ships
Washington, DC, 22 March 2022 — Today the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) formally commences a new project, FUgitive Methane Emissions from Ships (FUMES), in collaboration with Danish-based Explicit ApS and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Using in-stack continuous emissions monitoring, drones, and helicopters, the project will examine and quantify methane […]
Zhongtong commits to making low-emission bus and engine products more accessible to major cities around the world
Washington, D.C. (15 December 2021) – Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd., a leading bus manufacturer in China and the global market, has committed to make its low-emission bus and engine products more accessible to major cities around the world. Zhongtong pledges to ensure buses powered by “soot-free” engine technology will become available for purchase in […]