iCET recently published a report entitled “Global overview on fuel efficiency and motor vehicle emission standards: Policy options and perspectives for international cooperation”for the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.Â The report describes the fuel economy policies of 9 countries and states, and recommends that lifecycle GHG emissions be made an integral part of fuel economy standards, that methods for grid-enabled vehicles to be included in energy consumption standards be quickly developed, and that international agreement and harmonization be accomplished in order to adapt to the quickly globalizing vehicle market that includes electric vehicles.
The report can be found here:
An, Feng, Robert Earley and Lucia Green-Weiskel. 2010. Global overview on fuel efficiency and motor vehicle emission standards: Policy options and perspectives for international cooperation. United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Background Document CSD19/2011/BP3. Â http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/resources/res_pdfs/csd-19/Background-paper3-transport.pdf.