Vehicle emission and fuel quality standards play a critical role in limiting the emissions from each vehicle and, together with other measures, in reducing the impact of continued vehicle growth on Asia’s air quality.

The hearing in a Public Interest Litigation on Lal Chowk traffic mess and specification of age of vehicles will conclude tomorrow and the High Court is also expected to deliver its judgment in this regard.
According to advocate G M Wani who has filed PIL in this regard, the Court is expected to hear advocate general on rehabilitation package for the transporters.
On May 23, the High Court grante

On February 15, 2011 the European Parliament adopted legislation that, for the first time, will regulate CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles (LCV) in Europe. The original legislative proposal was issued by the European Commission in October 2009, and since then it has been debated between the regulatory agencies in Europe.

Governments are looking to fiscal policy to enhance & reinforce standards-based approaches to reducing vehicle emissions. This report analyzes taxes & incentives applied to new private passenger vehicles in eight of the world’s leading auto markets -the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Brazil, China, India, and Japan.

The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) in partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report authored by George Eads titled "50by50 Prospects and Progress." The report discusses fuel efficiency trends and feasibility of new technologies, and concludes that emissions can be halved in new automobiles by 2030 and in all automobiles by 2050, estimating that gl

This report examines the prospects for substantially reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the U.S. transportation sector, which accounts for 27 percent of the GHG emissions of the entire U.S. economy and 30 percent of the world

Air Pollution is caused by a number of pollutants emanated from various sources. Under sound air pollution control strategy the detailed analysis and assessment of all the pollutants having detrimental effects on human health and environment is required.

Transport is the sector with the highest final energy consumption and, without any significant policy changes, is forecast to remain so. In 2008, the IEA published 25 energy efficiency recommendations, among which four are for the transport sector.

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This white paper summarizes the differences between size-based and mass-based efficiency standards, discusses their relative advantages and disadvantages, and provides guidance on the development of future standards. Specifically, the paper argues that size-indexed standards are more effective in promoting efficient technologies, and more neutral with respect to technology.

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