Infrastructure and supply chains won’t hold up EPA’s proposed light and medium-duty vehicle standards
EPA’s light and medium-duty vehicle proposal builds on a strong foundation of private investment and supporting policies in infrastructure and supply chains.
Reason for optimism: Europe is on a 2-degree climate pathway for passenger cars
EV sales in Europe hit a whopping 20% in the first quarter of 2022. If it maintains this pace of market transition, it would exceed a 90% EV passenger car sales share in 2030 and achieve 100% electrification by 2032.
A strategy to decarbonize the global transport sector by 2050, explained
If we want to make genuine progress in decarbonizing the transport sector, we must focus on specific actions listed in this blog.
How a critical mass of countries could double the pace of the global transition to zero emission vehicles, and how you can help
The transition from petrol and diesel cars to zero emission vehicles is accelerating towards a tipping point. Governments of some of the world’s largest and most influential car markets just agreed to work together to make it go even faster.
What to make of Volkswagen’s electric vehicle "offensive"?
Another brazen instance of greenwashing, or a serious effort to put the company on a sustainable path stretching far beyond other auto makers and government requirements?
How to think about vehicle bans: An update after two major European judicial decisions
There has been a surprising surge in announcements by cities and national governments of future bans on certain types of vehicles. These bans are a signal of growing political will, impatience with the pace of progress towards decarbonizing the transport sector, and a complementary desire to speed the transition from fossil fuel vehicles to plug-in electrics.
London’s Clean Car Checker enables consumers to buy the cleanest vehicles
The city is taking a big step forward in fighting air pollution, and other cities would benefit from doing the same.
Germany’s G20 leadership could expand international cooperation on vehicle efficiency
At the next G20 Summit in July in Hamburg, Germany can lay the groundwork to achieve substantial energy savings and environmental benefits in three important ways.
No, fuel economy standards do not put a million US jobs at risk
Ford CEO Mark Fields has to know that the US fuel-economy rules are already designed to “align with market reality.” Maybe he doesn’t know that a study he’s relying on for his numbers is discreditable.
Taking stock of the VW settlement agreement
Considering how much the likelihood of discovery and the magnitude of the consequences have increased in just nine months, it’s safe to say that the odds in favor of a genuinely cleaner transportation sector have gotten dramatically better.