It’s time for Europe to address diesel defeat devices once and for all
Over seven years after the Dieselgate scandal first broke, high emissions from diesel vehicles are still a widespread issue
No time to lose for the European Commission to make plug-in hybrid CO2 emission values more realistic — and no need to wait!
Assumptions regarding how frequently PHEVs are charged has a big impact on the gap between real-world and type-approval emissions.
Details matter: The outsized climate benefits of setting annual targets for new cars in Europe
This blog uses recent ICCT modeling of the post-2020 European Union CO2 standards to quantify just how large the climate benefits of setting annual CO2 targets would be.
Europe’s lost decade: About the importance of interim targets
Without strengthened interim targets for 2025 to 2029, the European Union risks losing its leading role in the uptake of electric vehicles. The 2030 target by itself won’t fix it.
How is alternative fuels crediting in the EU vehicle standards a bad idea? Let me count the ways…
Including alternative fuels credits in EU vehicle standards would be an unwelcome distraction on the road to electrification.
A tale of two policies, part 2
Last year we found that two very similar policies produced dramatically different outcomes in the real world for HDVs. Cars have an even more dramatic story.
Inertia of outdated regulation: How manufacturers can take advantage of India’s fuel economy test procedure
India’s inertia-class based test procedure can allow manufacturers to get more fuel economy benefit on the test than is achieved in real-world driving.
Weak supersonic regulation for me, but not for thee?
What the FAA’s proposal for relaxed noise regulation for supersonic aircraft reveals about industry plans for supersonic development.
A tale of two policies
In light of mounting evidence that the test used to monitor heavy-duty vehicle emissions in the United States is not working as intended, is it time for a replacement?
Avoiding a baseline bubble: truck edition
The European Commission is keeping a close eye on the CO2 emissions of trucks certified over the next six months.
Not every tonne of aviation CO2 is created equal
When it comes to reducing aviation emissions, not every choice has the same impact.
Revival of diesel? How the dead hand of the past steers the German economy
Vehicle CO2 emissions, Volkswagen, the 2018 new car market, the transition from NEDC to WLTP, and Germany’s GDP