Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

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A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the world have introduced lower emission and higher fuel-efficiency standards for passenger cars, another large contributor to global emissions has mostly traveled under the radar. emissions Trucks Commercial vehicle regulation freight semis trucking

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

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Battery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. The lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars seem to be the question that launches a thousand studies. Critics of electric cars have suggested that emissions related to their construction are. Green Carbon Footprint Manufacturing Plug-In Hybrids Study UCS emissions plug-in cars

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Electric cars improving fast, CA should raise zero-emission requirements: report

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For 50 years now, California has been at the very forefront of reducing vehicle emissions. emissions EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB Zero Emission Vehicle regulation state lawsIt was doing so before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was even formed, and its powerful Air Resources Board has been a vital force in getting plug-in electric vehicles onto the state's roads. Despite the national political currents, the state will.

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Carbon emissions from U.S. power generation fall to 25-year low

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While automakers work to meet stricter carbon-emissions standards, another sector of the U.S. economy has already made notable progress in reducing ts emissions. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation during the first six months of 2016 were the lowest since 1991, according to the U.S. emissions electric utilities renewable energy solar energy air pollution

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WLTP and RDE tests for measuring emissions come into force in EU tomorrow

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Two new tests for measuring emissions from cars and vans will come into force in the EU tomorrow. The new laboratory test, the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure ( WLTP ), will introduce more realistic testing conditions for measuring pollutant and CO 2 emissions than the previous, outdated lab test (NEDC). It thus provides a more accurate basis for measuring a vehicle’s fuel consumption and emissions. Emissions Europe Regulations

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Coming up next: emission standards for airplanes

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon follow up on previously-discussed plans to set emissions standards for airplanes. The agency previously identified airplane emissions as a threat to human health because of their contribution to climate change, but has not been able to issue actual rules governing those emissions. emissions EPA aircraft transportation policyThe U.S.

Carmakers Lobby To Keep Software Secret, Despite VW Emission Scandal

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The software that allowed Volkswagen diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests was not found by government regulators. Confronted with on-road emission levels far higher than its test results, VW finally. emissions EPA VW software Volkswagen diesel scandalInstead, its effects were discovered by researchers at West Virginia University, working with the International Council on Clean Transportation.

Ricardo Energy & Environment launches real-world vehicle emissions monitoring service with individual vehicle identification in the UK

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In the UK, increasing pressure to reduce the impact of pollution from vehicles has led to growing interest in the introduction of Clean Air Zones and Low Emission Zones. buses, heavy goods vehicles, vans and cars) and their respective contributions to emissions. Emissions Regulations

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Carbon emissions from making electricity could vanish by 2060: study

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One of the major sources of carbon emissions is electricity generation. So what would it take to eliminate carbon emissions entirely from making electricity? emissions Carbon climate change Study electric utilities renewable energy energyIt's an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the automotive sphere, due to the slow rise of plug-in electric cars. DON'T MISS: Bipartisan governors' group urges Trump to back.

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States to force emission, fuel-economy rules showdown with Trump Administration?

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Continuing political turmoil and news coverage of the Trump Administration haven't stopped the president's agency heads from drastically reshaping policies on energy, the environment, and emissions. Comments are now being taken on the reopened EPA limits on vehicular carbon emissions for 2022 through 2025, although reporters had to dig to find out. emissions Politics EPA California NHTSA California Air Resources Board CARB CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Donald Trump

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Which states follow California's emission and zero-emission vehicle rules?

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California leads the nation in policies that promote reductions of carbon emissions from road vehicles. It is unique in having a federal waiver that allows it to set its own, stricter emissions standards, along with a zero-emission vehicle mandate that requires automakers reaching certain sales volumes to sell a certain number of cars without. emissions zero emissions EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB transportation policy

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Quebec passes Canada's first zero-emission vehicle rule, to start in 2018

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Quebec has become the first Canadian province to adopt a requirement for sales of a certain number of zero-emission vehicles, similar to the one in effect in California. Canada California plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle regulation state laws QuebecQuebec's Assemblée Nationale passed the regulation on October 26 by a unanimous vote of 112 to 0, and to universal praise from Canada's electric vehicle community.

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Volvo concept truck uses hybrid power to cut fuel use, emissions

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Because they cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, with much worse fuel economy, large commercial trucks are a major source of emissions. emissions Trucks Commercial vehicleLast year, Volvo Trucks aimed to address this issue with a concept truck that demonstrated ways to improve fuel efficiency through aerodynamics and weight reduction. Volvo Trucks sells.

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WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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Researchers at West Virginia University have characterized pump-to-wheels methane emissions from heavy-duty (HD) natural-gas-fueled vehicles and the compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations that serve them.

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CARB reaffirms state emission, electric-car rules for 2025

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The California Air Resources Board voted Friday to confirm its stricter emissions standards for 2025, setting up a potential clash with the Trump Administration. The CARB vote reaffirms a decision by the EPA in the waning days of the Obama Administration to lock in emissions standards for vehicles in model years 2022 through 2025. emissions Politics government EPA California California Air Resources Board CARB transportation policy

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Challenging Arthur Little study on electric-car emissions: questionable assumptions

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Carbon Footprint emissions plug-in cars wells to wheels Union of Concerned ScientistsTransitions into new technologies always generate confusion and misinformation, and certainly that has been the case with modern electric cars. Buyers, automakers, and analysts debate their cost, suitability, real-world range, wells-to-wheels carbon footprint, and recyclability, among other issues. Six years after the first modern electric cars.

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EU Commission Accepts 'Flawed' Emission Rules For On-Road Testing

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The European Commission is set to accept new emissions rules after a protest against their leniency was rejected by lawmakers. Earlier this year, members of the European Parliament had rebuffed a proposal to require on-road emissions testing for new vehicles, because it also allowed carmakers to exceed emissions limits. Green EU Europe Volkswagen diesel scandal emissions transportation policy

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Pre-1997 cars forbidden in central Paris to cut emissions

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A fairly direct way to eliminate air pollution from car exhaust emissions is to simply get rid of the cars themselves. Europe Paris emissions France transportation policyNext month, Paris officials will attempt to do just that. Beginning July 1, all cars registered before 1997 will be banned from the city center on weekdays. DON'T MISS: In Paris, cars compete with other transit modes (and often.

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VW Diesel Emission Scandal: Five Possible Long-Range Effects

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Thus far, it's a been a quiet start to the third week of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal. emissions EPA TDIEight years' worth of VW TDI models, both new and used, have been taken off sale at the company's North American dealerships. We surmise its engineers are working around the clock at their Wolfsburg headquarters to develop modifications to.

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First-Ever Emissions Rules For Airplanes Proposed By U.N.

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The airline industry is responsible for an estimated 2 percent of global carbon emissions, but so far no government has enacted emissions standards for aircraft similar to those in place for cars and trucks in many countries and regions. Even the recent far-reaching Paris climate-change talks included no concrete action on airplane emissions. emissions carbon dioxide aircraft transportation policy

Every New Car Emission-Free By 2050? 'ZEV Alliance' Plans To Make It So

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As the United Nations COP21 climate-change talks continue in Paris, a group of local and national governments plans drastic reductions in vehicle emissions over the next 35 years. Members of the International ZEV Alliance have committed to making all new cars in their jurisdictions emission-free by 2050. emissions zero emissions California greenhouse gas climate change plug-in cars transportation policy

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Electric cars to get big boost from emissions rules on engines: report

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Stricter global emissions standards may finally force the majority of established automakers to get serious about electric cars. But while automakers build more electric cars to meet emissions standards, the extra cost of developing these new models may eat into profits. emissions energy policy plug-in cars Profit transportation policyThat's the conclusion of a new report from global investment bank Morgan.

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Battery-electric cars cheaper, better at cutting emissions than fuel cells: Stanford study

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While neither vehicle type produces any tailpipe emissions, their overall emissions vary depending on the fuels and processes used to generate electricity or produce hydrogen. emissions hydrogen Study plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cellThere's been considerable debate among advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars over which technology is better for the environment.

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Study finds total PM10 emissions from EVs equal to those of modern ICEVs; role of weight and non-exhaust PM

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emissions, EVs deliver only a negligible reduction in emissions, the team found. Comparison of the expected total emissions of PM10 for EVs, gasoline ICEVs and diesel ICEVs. EVs are not likely to have a large impact on PM emissions from traffic.

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VW Emission Cheating Could Kill Diesel Passenger Cars In U.S., Even Globally

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We're just four days into the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but it's not too early to ask about its ultimate ramifications. since 2008, when new and tougher emission limits took effect. emissions future EPA EU VW Group Volkswagen R regulationThe 482,000 VW and Audi cars being investigated by the EPA are a majority of all the diesel passenger cars sold in the U.S. If VW Group's engineers.

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How California and China plan to push for millions of zero-emission vehicles

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California has long been the nation's leader in zero-emission vehicles, with initiatives dating more than two decades. Now the Golden State is partnering with China, the world's largest car market, to accelerate that country's zero-emission goals. China California hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Zero Emission Vehicle state lawsThe state announced a new initiative with China, in which they will work together to accelerate the.

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Germany investigates possible Audi diesel emission cheats

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A German government task force discovered a new type of defeat device in Audi vehicles, which allows the cars to cheat emission tests. Just as the Volkswagen Group begins to wind down its diesel scandal in the United States, things may be ramping up in Europe. Both V-6 and V-8 powered Audi A8 diesels—built between 2009 and 2013—were. Diesel cars

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Why Did Volkswagen Cheat On Diesel Emissions In Its TDI Cars?

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website, and admitted that 11 diesel million vehicles have software that enabled them to pass emission tests whle emitting 10 to 35 times the permissible U.S. emissions EPA TDI VW Group CAFE regulationThe bad news for Volkswagen just keeps on coming. In the last week, the company has fired much of its upper management, eradicated all mention of its TDI diesels from its U.S.

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China Emission Standards: So Tough Honda Will Have All Hybrids By 2025

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But one carmaker believes that in a decade, Chinese emissions. Green China Fuel Economy Future Cars emissionsChina is the world's largest market for new cars, and it also has some of the world's worst air pollution. Cities have had to limit new-car sales and restrict car use to combat rampant pollution, while the government is aggressively promoting electric cars as a solution to the problem.

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EU proposes deep cuts to vehicle emissions, ignores ships, airplanes

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European automakers have attacked proposed emissions standards that would place greater restrictions on cars, as well as large commercial vehicles like heavy-duty trucks and buses, as unrealistic. Europe emissions EU Carbon aircraft BoatsIt's not unusual for companies to oppose stricter regulations on their products, but in this case the auto industry's argument has won it an unlikely.

Leak At Natural-Gas Field Now One-Quarter Of All CA Methane Emissions

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For half a century, California has been at the forefront of reducing emissions and cleaning up air pollution. emissions California natural gas California Air Resources Board CARB electric utilities MethaneAnd the state has made breathtaking progress since the days of early-Seventies technicolor photochemical smog alerts. But then bad things happen--and a leak at a single natural-gas well shows how much damage can be done to air quality by.

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Technical brief: transportation overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO2 emissions

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The average rate at which CO 2 is emitted from vehicle tailpipes and other mobile sources has exceeded the rate of CO 2 emissions from electric power plants over seven of the past eight months. CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector increased at an average rate of 1.8%

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U.S. planning to sue Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions: report

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Justice Department may be planning to file a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler over allegations that the engines in its light-duty diesel trucks included equipment to defeat Environmental Protection Agency emissions tests. emissions EPA EcoDiesel Ram 1500 EcoDieselThe U.S.

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How To Cut Vehicle Emissions 90 Percent: Get Rid Of Human Drivers

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The most straightforward way to reduce automotive emissions is probably to just get rid of cars. emissions taxi Autonomous cars self-driving carsBut what if you kept the cars, and eliminated their drivers instead? Acolytes of self-driving cars have held up fuel efficiency as one of their potential benefits, although it's hard to quantify the benefits of a technology that remains largely.

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Transport is now biggest part of U.S. carbon emissions, first time in 40 years

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Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions, but historically it has not been the largest source. carbon emissions. emissions Fuel EconomyHowever, that has apparently changed. Transportation-related sources now account for the largest share of U.S. DON'T MISS: How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes? Earlier this year.

BREAKING: Ram, Jeep diesel engines may have cheated emissions tests

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have used illegal software emissions controls to pass more than 100,000 trucks and SUVs through emissions testing, the EPA said Thursday. The agency hasn't yet called the software controls "defeat devices," but has asked FCA to explain up to eight auxiliary emissions controls devices on those cars they say help the

BMW marks 100th birthday with autonomous, zero-emission concept

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The automaker hasn't said just how the Vision Next 100 concept manages to go emission-free, but it did talk a lot about the car's exotic materials and construction. Green Autonomous cars Future Cars zero emissionsBMW is now a century old. To celebrate, the brand has unveiled a concept car that emits nothing from its tailpipe and can drive itself.

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VW Diesel Emissions Recall: What You Need To Know In 10 Questions

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EPA emissions laws on its so-called "clean diesel" models from 2009 to 2015 hit the automotive world like a bombshell on Friday. emissions EPA TDI Golf TDI VW Group Audi A3 TDI Jetta TDI regulation Passat TDI Beetle TDIThe news that Volkswagen had deliberately circumvented U.S. Over the weekend, more news emerged, with a statement and apology from VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. The company also took all remaining new 2.0-liter TDI.

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Parker Aerospace offering lubrication, combustion, & thermal management systems to cut aircraft engine weight, fuel consumption, and emissions

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Engine lubrication innovations include the first-time use of composite materials for engine lubrication reservoirs, deploying oil demister technology to reduce emissions, and the development of sophisticated test rigs to optimize engine lubrication systems. Lighter-weight engine lubrication systems and lowered emissions. Fuel combustion advances yield less weight, cleaner emissions, and higher reliability. Aviation Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

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VW settlement with EPA announced over diesel emission scandal (updated)

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emission laws. emissions EPA VW California Air Resources Board Volkswagen diesel scandalVolkswagen and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that they had reached an agreement on a plan to address hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold over six years deliberately designed to violate U.S. The agreement, released at 8 am California time this morning, complied with a deadline of today imposed by U.S.

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