Progress Towards Near-Zero (Negative?) Emission Vehicles
This talk aims to provide an overview of the latest advances in regulations and technologies for lowering tailpipe emissions from light- and heavy-duty vehicles. Engine and after-treatment system technologies which reduce greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions will be covered. Rapid changes are happening in the mobility sector, driven by the need for improved air quality in urban air quality and reduced greenhouse gas emissions to contain global warming. The next set of stringent regulations are either being phased-in or proposed across most major markets. Post Euro 6/VI regulations will tighten limits on criteria pollutants and also impose limits on previously unregulated gas species, all with the backdrop of significant CO2 year-over-year reduction mandates. California and EPA are proposing up to a 90% reduction in NOx emissions from heavy-duty trucks. Other major markets, China, India, Brazil are also implementing the next set of regulations.