Most countries regulate in some fashion emissions from the moving vehicles; the regulation includes both the air quality emissions (carbon oxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons etc) as well as the greenhouse gases, chiefly CO2. The regulation sets targets either directly on the CO2 emissions (most European, also California) or on fuel consumption. The US EPA’s standards are estimated to achieve a fleet-wide level of 155 g/km of CO2 in model year 2016, the EPA’s proposed standards are estimated to achieve a fleet-wide level of 101 g/km of CO2 in model year 2025 (passenger car target = 89 g/km CO2, the light truck target = 126 g/km CO2)[1]

The following graph presents the CO2 emissions data, both existing averages as well as those in enacted or proposed legislation for several countries. The graph is based on the data compiled by the International Council on Clean Transportation. The targets of CO2 emissions from vehicles are decreasing in the coming years and more and more pressure will be put on the car manufacturers to build smaller and more efficient vehicles.

Strataclear™ makes those targets much easier to reach. By reducing the emissions from the existing internal combustion engines, it reduces greenhouse emissions without costly engine modifications, or, for an already efficient engine, reduces the emissions below the mandated targets.

CO2 emissions

[1]Source: "Overview of U.S. GHG Regulations" by Michael Olechiw, Director, Data and Testing center USEPA/OTAQ/ASD, presented at ICCT GHC Technology workshop in Brussels, Belgium, February 1, 2012.