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Decarbonizing Urban Freight Delivery in US: Paper

This paper describes ZEDZs and their potential to address the negative impacts from increased urban freight and delivery. With insights from over 15 interviews of city policymakers, logistics experts, businesses and community-based organizations, this working paper evaluates real-world ZEDZ examples and offers policymakers preliminary guidelines for the enactment of effective and equitable ZEDZs.

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A 2022 Update on Electric Car Sales: China Taking the Lead, the U.S. Catching Up, and Europe Falling Behind

Last time we checked on new registrations of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) passenger cars in early-2022, it was Europe that was in the lead, slightly ahead of China. Back then, the U.S. market was clearly falling behind the two other major regions. Now, six months later, the picture has changed quite a bit, once more illustrating how dynamic electric vehicle (EV) sales still are.

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ZEV Targets in Chile: Briefing

In recent years, Chile has created several public policies for clean transportation. Particularly noteworthy are Chile’s energy efficiency law and its zero-emission sales targets. The law not only sets stringent fuel economy standards for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles––a first for Latin America––but also includes tax incentives for zero-emission vehicles, provides for interoperability of recharging systems for EVs, and designates hydrogen as an official fuel.

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Roadmap for ZEV Transition in Canada

Light-duty vehicles (LDV), including passenger cars and light trucks, are the largest source of transport GHG emissions in Canada, accounting for close to half of total transport emissions. In December 2021, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) launched consultations on how it should achieve Canada’s targets of at least 50% zero-emission LDV sales by 2030 and 100% by 2035. In March 2022, it announced plans to develop a sales mandate to require at least 20% electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2026 and 60% by 2030.

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ZEVs by 2030 in Australia: Report

Shifting from private passenger vehicle use to zero emissions public transport will help curb Australia’s rising transport emissions. When considering other factors, such as population growth – particularly in urban areas – and the significant non-CO2 pollutant emissions associated with traditional diesel buses, it is clear that electrification of buses should be a central pillar of any transport decarbonisation strategy.

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ICCT Briefing: ZEV Deployment in Europe, Middle East, and Central & South Asia

EV adoption is still at a very early stage for most countries in Eurasia, although several countries are scaling up EV sales of passenger vehicles. Ukraine and Jordan have higher EV market shares for passenger cars than other emerging economies, at 1.5% and 1.1%, respectively, as of 2020. Early signs of EV uptake are apparent in Lebanon, Nepal, Turkey, Serbia, and Belarus, with market shares between 0.1% and 0.3%.

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ICCT Briefing: Zero Emission Vehicle Deployment in Latin America

EV adoption is underway in some Latin American markets for the passenger vehicle segment. The 2020 EV sales shares for passenger vehicles are scaling up in Costa Rica and Colombia at 0.6% each, and in Chile at 0.5%. Mexico and Brazil have higher EV sales but lower market shares due to their bigger market sizes. Similar to developing countries in other regions, electric passenger car uptake is still at a very early stage in the Latin America.

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NREL Study: Decarbonizing Medium- and Heavy-Duty On-Road Vehicles in US

Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles account for less than 5% of the vehicles on the road but produce over 20% of the emissions from the transportation sector, which currently accounts for more than one-third of U.S. green-house gas emissions. Key findings of the report suggest that cost competitiveness of zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty vehicles can largely be achieved by 2035.

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