This briefing paper identifies key differences in the regulations governing certification of NOX emissions from diesel cars (Euro 6) and trucks (Euro VI) that help explain

Heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) represent only 4% of the on-road fleet in the European Union, but are responsible for 30% of on-road CO 2 emissions. Countries around the world are implementing standards to regulate CO2 emissions from HDVs.

Inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs are key to identifying high-emitting vehicles and mitigating their impact on air quality and climate. This paper assesses best practices for I/M programs targeting heavy-duty vehicles and makes recommendations on how to improve HDV I/M programs in the future.

Analyzes the implications of a growing natural gas vehicle fleet on the emission benefits of the U.S. HDV “Phase 2” greenhouse gas rulemaking, synthesizing data on upstream emissions, vehicle emissions, and efficiency technology.

Controlling emissions from the in-use fleet, particularly from high emitters and older vehicles, can immediately alleviate urban air pollution. As pressure to address China's air quality issues builds, Guangdong Province has taken several steps toward that end.

On June 19, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly proposed new standards to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of new heavy-duty vehicles, tractors, trailers, and engines.

This paper provides a summary of recent data for real-world fuel consumption of HDVs—specifically, tractor-trailers—in three regions: the United States, China, and the

As regulatory agencies in the U.S. work on the second phase of heavy-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) and efficiency standards, one of the key decisions they face concerns the regulatory certification pathways.