Ricardo to use transport location data to improve air quality in global cities

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The project addresses both the existing vehicle fleet and also extends to long-term improvements in air quality. Ricardo has won a national competition to demonstrate the benefits that transport location data can have on urban air quality.

Hydra Energy partners with Chemtrade to provide commercial truck fleets with green hydrogen below the cost of diesel

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The long-term contract is a pillar of Hydra’s Hydrogen-as-a-Service (HaaS) business model and includes Hydra capturing, cleaning, and compressing hydrogen sourced from Chemtrade. In exchange for long-term, discounted fuel contracts with fleets, Hydra installs hydrogen-diesel co-combustion conversion kits into existing semi-trucks and provides the fueling infrastructure for green hydrogen sourced from chemical producers such as Chemtrade.

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FREYR Battery awarded $3B, 31 GWh inaugural offtake agreement with leading global ESS provider

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FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, has executed its inaugural offtake agreement for at least 31 GWh of low-carbon battery cells with an undisclosed, leading global publicly listed manufacturer and provider of energy storage systems (ESS).

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4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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Four additional cities—Amsterdam, Lima, Catalonia (Barcelona) and Rome— signed up to the Global Clean Bus Declaration at the 1 st global Clean Bus Summit in London. The Global Clean Bus Declaration , developed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , launched in Buenos Aires in March 2015 with 20 original signatories. Climate Change Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty Urban mobility

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BNEF: steel industry set to pivot to hydrogen in green push; additional $278B for clean capacity and retrofits

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The report “Decarbonizing Steel: A Net-Zero Pathway” outlines the path to making profitable, low-emissions steel and describes how a combination of falling hydrogen costs, cheap clean power, and increased recycling could reduce emissions to net zero, even while total output increases.

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6 new corporate partners join the National Clean Fleets Partnership

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Six new corporate partners have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The National Clean Fleets Partnership, announced by President Obama in April, is a public-private partnership that helps large companies reduce diesel and gasoline use in their fleets by incorporating electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and fuel-saving measures into their daily operations. Earlier post.)

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Four new corporate partners join DOE National Clean Fleets Partnership

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Four new corporate partners—Best Buy, Johnson Controls, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Veolia—are joining the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Clean Fleets Partnership, a broad public-private partnership that assists the nation’s largest fleet operators in reducing the amount of gasoline and diesel they use nationwide. The Department also helps connect partners with clean fuel providers and equipment manufacturers where their fleets operate.

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Trafigura and Yara to explore opportunities for clean ammonia as shipping fuel; infrastructure and market opportunities

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Trafigura Pte Ltd, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies, and Yara International ASA, a leading global ammonia player, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development and promotion of the use of ammonia as a clean fuel in shipping and to explore possible opportunities to work together on certain clean (green and blue) ammonia fuel infrastructure and market opportunities.

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Ardian, FiveT Hydrogen launch largest clean hydrogen infrastructure investment platform Hy24; €1.5B for first fund

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Ardian, a leading private investment house, via its infrastructure business, and FiveT Hydrogen, a clean-hydrogen enabling investment platform, are partnering to create Hy24, an equally owned joint venture. Hy24 will become the world’s largest investment platform focused on clean hydrogen infrastructure, designed to invest in projects that are critical to global decarbonization.

Methanol Institute releases two reports on methanol as safe, efficient and clean fuel

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The Methanol Institute (MI) released two new reports on the use of methanol as a safe, efficient and clean alternative fuel for cars, trucks and buses. Low levels of methanol can be blended with gasoline and used in the existing fleet of vehicles.

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Enel enters public transit electrification market in US; partners with MassCEC for electric bus fleet

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Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, has been awarded two grants by the Accelerating Clean Transportation Now (ACTNow) program through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). that will be capable of housing a fully-electric fleet of 120 buses and charging infrastructure, as part of the MBTA’s broader plans to design facilities to serve a zero-emissions e-bus fleets.

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Wärtsilä and PSA Marine collaborate on clean energy shipping

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With one dual-fuel harbor tug running on LNG already in service, and another joining the PSA Marine fleet by the end of this year, PSA Marine and Wärtsilä have pledged to design and develop more solutions for smart and low-emissions harbor craft. The intention is to integrate the deep capabilities developed in the IntelliTug project with new configurations and concepts of hybrid, electric, and other clean energy sources.

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IEA: COVID-19 crisis causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history

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The COVID-19 pandemic has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history, with spending expected to plunge in every major sector this year—from fossil fuels to renewables and efficiency—the International Energy Agency said in a new report.

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“Drive to Zero” program to fast-track adoption of clean trucks and buses

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The “Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero” pledge is championed by CALSTART, a non-profit industry organization with more than 190-member companies, aimed at reducing emissions from trucks and buses in high-potential markets. The Pledge focuses on eight global market segments for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Among the global beachhead markets targeted by the Pledge, transit buses are growing the fastest. Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty

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DHL to use biofuel to neutralize carbon emissions of all ‘less-than-container’ load shipments in ocean freight globally

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DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, says it will be neutralizing the carbon emissions of all less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments from 1 January 2021. As one of the leading ocean freight forwarders worldwide, and in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s "Mission 2050 – Zero Emissions", DHL is committed to lead the transition to clean and sustainable sea freight transport.

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ENGIE launches fleet of 50 hydrogen fuel cell Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans, inaugurates first alternative multi-fuel station in France

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France-based global energy and services group ENGIE has launched a fleet of 50 hydrogen-powered Renault Kangoo Z.E. With a stream of more than 25,000 vehicles per day, the Rungis Market, which offers free motorway toll to all clean vehicles that use the station for refueling, is a strategic location for the development of green mobility for freight transport in Ile-de-France. Electric (Battery) Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure

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Meritor has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs through 2020

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has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs that the company expects to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020. Meritor, Inc.

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Virginia Clean Cities reaches 1,000 vehicle conversions to propane

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Virginia Clean Cities announced that 1,000 vehicles have been successfully converted to run on propane autogas through the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program (SPADP). The Program is supported by funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the US Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program. Program fleets significantly save on fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by running vehicles on American-made propane autogas.

BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high

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New investment in wind, solar, and other clean energy projects in developing nations dropped sharply in 2018, largely due to a slowdown in China. The findings suggest that developing nations are moving toward cleaner power but not nearly fast enough to limit global CO 2 emissions.

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New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Vehicle fuel economy improvements have slowed globally, according to the latest report from the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI): Fuel Economy In Major Car Markets: Technology And Policy Drivers 2005-2017. The report, which this year for the first time includes an online, interactive country data browser, reviews developments in fuel economy and highlights the changes which have shaped the modern global fleet of light-duty vehicles (LDVs) over a 12-year period.

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Clean Energy goals 100% renewable natural gas at its stations by 2025

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. By transitioning exclusively to Redeem by 2025 and by achieving zero carbon-intensity, Clean Energy would outdistance other alternative fuels, including electricity for EVs, which are not excepted to hit that mark until 2045. Zero-Carbon is based on the average carbon index score (approved by the California Air Resources Board) of Clean Energy’s fuel supply portfolio. Littlefair, president and CEO, Clean Energy.

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8 countries commit to increase the share of EVs in their government fleets

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At the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22), eight nations—Canada, China, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the US— signed a Government Fleet Declaration , pledging to increase the share of electric vehicles in their government fleets and calling for other governments to join them. The Declaration was developed under the aegis of the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Electric Vehicles Initiative (CEM-EVI).

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Electric bus market and trends 

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The global electric bus market number has increased to 544 thousand units in 2028 which exhibits a CAGR of 11.58% during the forecast period. The global electric bus market size is projected to reach 704 thousand units by 2027 from 81 thousand units in 2021, at a CAGR of 43.1%.

TIP Trailer Services to offer Dearman zero emissions transport refrigeration system alongside regular fleet

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Dearman and TIP Netherlands (NL) have entered into a partnership to deploy alongside their regular fleet of refrigerated trailers Dearman’s liquid nitrogen-powered transport refrigeration units ( earlier post ) trailers leased by TIP to leading fleet operators. Following successful trials in NL and Italy with a global top 3 multi-brand foods company, TIP showcased Dearman’s zero-emissions transport refrigeration technology at its recent Customer Innovation Platform.

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AMPLY Power offers EV fleets guaranteed uptime and zero charging challenges


Fleet charging management may not be the most glamorous segment of the EV industry, but it is emerging as an extremely important component of the future EV ecosystem. Now innovative companies are meeting the demand for similar services in the fleet charging realm.

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TeraWatt Infrastructure aims to address the massive energy capacity needs of EV fleet charging depots


As more fleets of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles go electric, there’s a growing awareness that building the necessary charging infrastructure will be a complex proposition, requiring specialized expertise and considerable capital. Neha Palmer: We are here to help fleets in general.

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Cerulogy analysis finds supply of clean fuels for Washington could meet 11.2% CI reduction target by 2028

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Available clean fuels for the state of Washington could meet a 2028 target of 11.2% The research was conducted by Chris Malins, who has a doctorate in applied mathematics from the University of Sheffield, was formerly Fuels Program Lead at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and is an independent global expert on low carbon and clean fuels policy. —“Washington’s Clean Fuel Future”.

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GM fuel cell fleet tops 3 million miles

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General Motors’ fleet of fuel cell vehicles recently passed 3 million miles (4.8 By GM’s estimate, using hydrogen to power these vehicles, the fleet has avoided 157,894 gallons of gasoline consumption. This specially equipped fleet of Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles are part of GM’s 119-vehicle Project Driveway program, which launched in 2007. —Charlie Freese, executive director of GM’s global fuel cell engineering activities.

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Electrification Coalition releases Fleet Electrification Roadmap; suggests fleet adoption could put a cumulative 200,000 PHEVs and EVs on the road by 2015

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The analysis in the EC roadmap concludes that fleet adoption of grid-electric vehicles (PHEVs and EVs) could lead to a cumulative 200,000 units on the road by 2015. The Electrification Coalition (EC) has released the Fleet Electrification Roadmap, an analysis of the business case for electric-drive technology adoption among the more than 16 million commercial, corporate, and government fleet vehicles in the United States. Fleet Electrification Roadmap.

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15 countries agree to work toward 100% ZEV truck and bus sales by 2040

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Under the new Global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (ZE-MHDVs), Austria, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Wales are setting an interim goal of 30% zero-emission new vehicle sales by 2030. Grants will be available to help entrepreneurs switch to clean delivery vans or trucks.

Clean Air Power receives about $1.3M in orders for dual-fuel trucks, natural gas components

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Clean Air Power, the UK-based developer and manufacturer of Dual-Fuel (natural gas and diesel) engine management systems for heavy duty vehicles, has received an order for 19 Genesis-EDGE, Dual-Fuel trucks from a major distribution company in the UK. The order has a value to Clean Air Power of around £0.5 The trucks will be fitted with Clean Air Power’s Genesis-EDGE system at its facility in Leyland, UK and delivered during Q1 2014.

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Ballard in $10M deal to provide fuel cell technology for 33 Clean Energy Buses in China

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The municipal governments in the cities of Yunfu and Rugao plan to have fuel cell bus fleets operating in revenue service in 2016. We continue to see strong growth opportunities in China’s mass transit market where fuel cells are increasingly being discussed as the next generation of clean propulsion. This demand is being driven by China’s growing need for clean urban mass transit and air quality policies.

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Electric vehicles trends in India

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Electric vehicles have attracted the attention of India’s policy makers as clean technology alternatives due to their multiple advantages like higher efficiency and lower air pollution in short to medium term and reduced CO2 emissions. The global electric vehicle market size was USD 246.70

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IEA: global energy demand rose by 2.3% in 2018, fastest pace in the last decade; CO2 emissions up 1.7%

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last year, its fastest pace this decade, an exceptional performance driven by a robust global economy and stronger heating and cooling needs in some regions, according to the IEA. As a result, global energy-related CO 2 emissions rose by 1.7% Most of that came from a young fleet of coal power plants in developing Asia. These findings are part of the International Energy Agency’s latest assessment of global energy consumption and energy-related CO 2 emissions for 2018.

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India’s electric four-wheeler ride-hailing fleet incentives

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India’s electric four-wheeler ride-hailing fleet incentives. Let us look in detail at India’s electric four-wheeler incentives for ride-hailing fleets. . The ride-hailing segment has witnessed much faster growth than any other transport modes in many cities in India.

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FedEx Express doubles and diversifies all-electric fleet with 24 new units; adding more than 4,000 new, fuel-efficient vehicles in total

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As part of that, within the next two months FedEx Express will place 24 new all-electric vehicles into service, expanding to three new cities and more than doubling its fleet to 43 all-electric vehicles while growing the diversity of suppliers it uses for electric vehicles. At the same time, FedEx Express will be adding more hybrid-electrics, using composite vehicles and upgrading more than a tenth of its conventional vehicle fleet to more energy-efficient vehicles.

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Efficient Drivetrains and First Priority Greenfleet partner to produce commercial plug-in vehicles for fleets

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EDI) and First Priority GreenFleet, Ltd (FP GreenFleet), a division of First Priority Global, Ltd (FPG) are collaborating to provide public and private commercial fleet operators access to a suite of plug-in vehicle solutions, spanning Class 2 through Class 8. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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IEA: Electric vehicles posted strong gains in 2016; 2M now in global parc

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With more than 750,000 units sold over the year, the number of electric vehicles in the global parc—primarily Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)—surpassed 2 million units in 2016, following a year of strong growth in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook 2017. A third of global EV sales took place in 14 cities in 2015.

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BCG forecasts electrified vehicles to take half of global auto market by 2030; hybrids to dominate

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In a new report (its fourth on electric car adoption) the Boston Consulting Group forecasts that a combination of hybrid and fully electric powertrains will cut the global market share of pure internal combustion engines (ICEs) by about 50% by 2030. As the transition unfolds, pure ICEs will decline in share from 96% of the global market today to about half of all vehicles around 2030.

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Electric Vehicle Initiative Launched at Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington DC

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At the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, DC, 19-20 July, ministers reaffirmed their commitment to previously-announced targets for the deployment of electric vehicles, which the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates will create global market momentum leading to at least 20 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide by 2020. EVI commenced at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, DC. Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) Partnership.

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San Pedro Bay Ports release draft of 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update; $7-$14 billion price tag

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The draft 2017 CAAP outlines clean air strategies that seek to address the enormous challenges of reducing harmful emissions from port-related sources: ships, trucks, cargo handling equipment, locomotives and harbor craft. The strategies also reinforce the ports’ commitment to sustainable operations that maintain and strengthen their competitive position in the global economy.

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ICCT study compares leading global driving cycles and provides usable conversion factors for CO2 emissions

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A team at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has compared the dynamics of the four leading driving cycles worldwide—the US CAFE standards (a composite of FTP75 and HWFET); the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC); Japan’s JC08; and the recently developed Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Test Cycle (WLTC)—and their impacts on fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions on an equal basis.

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Global Fuel Economy Initiative Releases Roadmap Report on Achieving 50% Fuel Economy Improvement in LDV Fleet by 2050

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The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI)—a collaboration between the FIA Foundation, International Energy Agency, International Transport Forum and United Nations Environment Programme ( earlier post )—released a report describing a roadmap and initial action plan to achieve a 50% improvement in fuel economy in the global light duty vehicle fleet by 2050.

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