Research Digest - April 2020

The 2019 EPA Automotive Trends Report   

April 2020 (US EPA)

  • In model year 2018, the average estimated real-world CO2 emission rate for all new vehicles fell by 4 grams per mile (g/mi) to 353 g/mi, the lowest level ever measured. Fuel economy increased by 0.2 miles per gallon to 25.1 mpg, achieving a record high. 

Environmental Ranking for Canada and the OECD, 2nd Edition   

April 2020 (Fraser Institute

  • This report is the second edition of the Fraser Institute’s Environmental Ranking for Canada and the OECD, in which we rank 33 high-income countries across two broad objectives: protecting human health and well-being and protecting ecosystems.  
  • Canada performs relatively well, obtaining an overall score of 67, which places it 12th out of 33 high-income OECD countries.