HDV efficiency: Aligning standards internationally, Part I

The workshop will be a technical dialogue on benefits and challenges of crediting powertrain technologies in fuel efficiency standards, and feasibility and cost of various physical testing and simulation strategies. Our goal is to bring together technical and regulatory experts from Japan, China, North America and the EU and facilitate high quality and ongoing communications on the topic of heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) fuel economy standards in the short term, with a long term objective of creating partnerships that will continue far into the future.

This is the first in a planned series of heavy-duty vehicle efficiency workshops aiming at aligning HDV policies and fostering ongoing collaboration on global transport policies. The outcomes and recommendations of all of the meetings will then be incorporated into a single comprehensive policy paper that regulators in Japan, China, North America, Europe and other nations around the globe can refer to as they develop their HDV policies.

Ben Sharpe