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More efficient light duty vehicles

More efficient light duty vehicles

  • Instituto de Investigación Geológico y Energético

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Ecuador
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    TA proponent

    IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian society, through the implementation of energy efficient and energy renewable policies and projects.

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • National mission on sustainable habitat

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date:
    Objective:

    Draft proposal prepared by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. To promote energy efficiency as a core component of urban planning, the plan calls for: Extending the existing Energy Conservation Building Code; a greater emphasis on urban waste management and recycling, including power production from waste; strengthening the enforcement of automotive fuel economy standards and using pricing measures to encourage the purchase of efficient vehicles; and incentives for the use of public transportation.

  • Cleaner, More Efficient Vehicles Tool

    Type: 
    Publication
    Objective:

    Developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Cleaner, More Efficient Vehicles Tool provides information and real-world examples of technology and policies used around the globe to improve auto fuel economy.

  • Reducing DC-DC Converter Loss for More Efficient Cars

    Type: 
    Product

    Background: DC-DC converters are used in a variety of devices to raise or lower voltage. They are used in the power systems of hybrid and electric vehicles to boost the battery’s output voltage. In these systems an upper controller continually samples and determines the motor’s target output in response to speed and the position of the accelerator pedal. For a motor outputting several tens of kilowatts sampling time (Ta) is typically every 0.1 seconds. Since efficiency is particularly important in hybrid and electric vehicles the efficiency of the DC converter is critical too.

  • Optimizing to the Last Digit: How Taxes Influence Vehicle CO2 Emission Levels

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date:

    This working paper describes the effect that taxes and other incentives in the European Union (EU) have had on CO2 emissions, and it identifies a shift over time towards tax-optimized vehicles. In addition to vehicle CO2 emission standards imposed at the European Union level, several EU member states have put in place tax and other incentives to encourage consumers to buy more efficient vehicles. The authors examine the effect those policies have had on CO2 emissions specifically.

  • Centro Mario Molina, Chile

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Chile
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Centro Mario Molina, Chile (CMMCh)'s mission is to build the capabilities to face air pollution problems and climate change in South America. CMMCh has the vision to be a Center for Development and Research for promoting cutting-edge research in association with prestigious entities.