Publications - year 2015

  • Explanatory note: Comparing US and EU truck fuel economy Submitted on: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:07

    In June 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced phase II of fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, intended to reduce planet-warming carbon pollution. In the US tractor-trailers average between 33-36l/100km. The new proposal will bring that down to below 27l/100km by 2027. This explanatory note details how US trucks will overtake European lorries as the most efficient in the world.

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  • Low-carbon transport fuel policy for Europe post-2020 Submitted on: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 18:27

    This study, commissioned by T&E from the IEEP, ICCT and TEPR, asks how can a post-2020 low-carbon transport fuel policy be designed that is effective and addresses the political pitfalls of Europe's pre-2020 policies. It sets out to:

    • Present some of the lessons learned from the past years’ attempts to decarbonise transport fuels
    • Look at several elements of the current fuels policies, such as the use of Life Cycle Assessment in policy-making, etc
    • Suggests several options with pros and cons as possible ways forward post-2020
    Related topics: Climate Change and EnergyConsultant reportFuelsStandards Learn more
  • Trade and sustainable development in TTIP Submitted on: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 16:47

    This note has been developed by Transport & Environment and the European Environmental Bureau in response to the Commission request for input into developing a trade and sustainable development chapter in the ongoing European Union (EU) and United States (US) free trade agreement, otherwise known as the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP). The note first provides a brief overview of sustainable development before outlining a proposal for how to promote sustainable development within TTIP.

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  • Collusion to weaken fuel economy regulations Submitted on: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 17:38

    The current system for testing car CO2 emissions and fuel economy, the NEDC, is obsolete. Thankfully, a new test, the WLTP, is scheduled to replace the NEDC in 2017. To do this, the average CO2 emissions target for cars (95 g/km for 2020/1) needs to be revised in a way that maintains “equivalent stringency” between the tests.

    Related topics: BriefingCarsClimate Change and EnergyVansStandards Learn more
  • Hauliers and NGOs demand a transparent CO2 test to boost truck fuel efficiency - Letter Submitted on: Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 16:12

    In this letter, Europe's hauliers association (IRU), European logistics and forwarding associations (CLECAT, European Transport Board, Nordic Logistics Association), EU vehicle leasing and rental organisation (Leaseurope), European Express Association, Green Freight Europe and T&E urge the European Commission to propose a truck and bus CO2 test (known as VECTO) that is transparent, cost-effective and easy to use for third parties, with simulated results than can be verified through a form of testing for real-world compliance. 

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