Briefing on the TNO / CE report, "Potential CO2 reduction from optimal engine sizing for light commercial vehicles".
The average performance of light commercial vehicles has increased during the last decades. Due to this enhanced performance, the achieved levels of fuel consumption and CO2 emission reductions are smaller than the engine efficiency improvements realized in the same period. A possible way to realize this full potential is by modification of engine characteristics to historic power levels.
A T&E analysis of the assumptions from the AEA support study to the UK consultation “Determining counterfactual CO2 emissions of new vans”
Report on speed limiters for vans in Europe and on their potential environmental and safety impacts.
Research by the respected Dutch consultancy CE Delft has shown that carbon dioxide emissions from road transport could be reduced by 30% if motorway speed limits in the Netherlands were set at 80 km/h.
Moves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vans are hotting up, with debate beginning this month on emissions targets for vehicle makers to meet by 2016 and 2020.
Some of Europe's biggest-selling vans are already close to meeting proposed EU CO2 targets for 2016 after making big improvements in fuel efficiency this year, according to T&E. Meanwhile the car industry lobby continues to claim that EU proposals for binding reduction targets are 'unrealistic'. That claim is not credible, says T&E.
European vanmakers have attacked the European Commission's proposal to cut CO2 emissions and improve the fuel efficiency of light commercial vehicles (LCVs). This paper examines five of their key arguments and attempts to present a more balancedview of the issue.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Response to the European Commission consultation on the EU Road Safety Action Programme 2011-2020
The European Parliament has approved a new energy efficiency, safety and noise labelling scheme for new tyres. Transport & Environment says the label is a step forward but much will now depend on national authorities being strict on implementing the scheme.