Are vehicle emissions regulations achievable?

Automotive World looks at how the auto industry is approaching increasingly stringent emissions targets in some of the world’s major markets

Special report: Are vehicle emissions regulations achievable?

With climate change leading mainstream headlines, city and national regulators have never been under greater pressure reduce the vehicular emissions that cause health and environmental problems. The number of cities calling for bans of diesel-powered vehicles, or even any combustion engine vehicles, is rising, and automakers face growing demand pressure to develop low and zero emission solutions.

Industry as a whole faces a major environmental challenge, and few would argue with the need to cut vehicle emissions. Yet, more often than not, automakers claim emissions regulations are unachievable, while suppliers say they have the solutions the automakers need, and environmental groups criticise regulators for being too lenient.

Automotive World’s report on the challenges and opportunities that come with tightening vehicle emissions regulations presents insight and perspectives from car and truck makers, suppliers, analysts and lobby groups.

In this report:

  • Executive summary
  • New ratings index could prove a breath of fresh AIR
  • Hybridisation a key influencer in helping Volvo cut emissions
  • Facing EU city bans, are diesel’s passenger car days numbered?
  • Can truck makers and fleets meet new European CO2 targets?
  • For suppliers, efficiency push proves major development driver
  • India’s auto industry struggles to keep up with new emissions regulations
  • India’s truck industry is slowly cleaning up
  • ICE optimisation may not be enough for future US emissions regulations
  • US truck emission talks continue, and the auto industry is on the CASE
  • China’s auto industry prepares for sixth generation emissions standards

‘Special report: Are vehicle emissions regulations achievable?’ provides insight from a range of industry stakeholders, including:

  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Centre for Science and Environment India
  • Drive System Design
  • DuckerFrontier
  • Emissions Analytics
  • European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E)
  • FTR transportation Intelligence
  • International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
  • Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
  • Ricardo
  • Roland Berger
  • YCP Solidiance
  • Volvo Car
  • ZF