Press statement


Proposed EPA emission standards will deliver cleaner trucks and buses, but more is needed

8 March 2022 (Washington DC) – Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality issued a proposed rule to limit emissions of nitrogen oxides and greenhouse gases from new heavy-duty engines and vehicles. Existing pollution limits on diesel trucks were set more than twenty years ago. This Administration deserves tremendous […]

The SAFE rule is fundamentally flawed

March 31, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) — Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021–2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. The final rule reduces the annual fuel economy improvement required for new […]

Deal between automakers and California on emission standards demonstrates how unreasonable the proposed rollback is, and what reasonable compromise could look like

25 July 2019, Washington DC—The ICCT welcomes the agreement on light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards announced today between California and four major automakers—BMW, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen—as a constructive step forward on public policy to confront the urgent problem of climate change and preserve the benefits that accrue to American consumers from a cleaner and […]

New revelations of Clean Air Act violations by Volkswagen

The International Council on Clean Transportation once again commends the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board for their rigorous, effective work to enforce the laws governing air pollution from vehicles. The agencies, in collaboration with Environment Canada, yesterday announced that they had discovered additional defeat devices employed on certain VW, Audi, […]

China’s commitment to improving heavy-duty vehicle efficiency

Last Friday, during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, DC, China announced further significant steps to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Among the important elements of China’s strategy is a commitment to adopt new heavy-duty vehicle efficiency standards by 2019. By itself, this will have a substantial impact on China’s overall carbon footprint and on global […]

EPA’s notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen

Investigation into “defeat device” allegedly used to circumvent emissions tests began with ICCT-sponsored research on in-use emissions from diesel passenger cars Highlights the global need for vigilant enforcement of air pollution laws by regulatory agencies in all vehicle markets The International Council on Clean Transportation applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources […]

Statement on Chevy Volt fires, 25 January 2012

ICCT Senior Fellow John German’s testimony to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight & Government Spending on the Chevy Volt fires, “Volt Vehicle Fires: What Did NHTSA Know and When Did They Know It?” Washington DC, 25 January 2012.  John German, statement on Chevy Volt fires, 25 January 2012