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Vehicle Performance & Compliance Monitor (VPaC)

Balance risk with reward in the pursuit of regulatory compliance and vehicle performance.

What are my competitors doing with future powertrain options? Which technologies offer the best efficiency returns? If we miss our fleet's fuel economy and CO2 target, what’s the penalty?

Achieving compliance while maximizing vehicle performance tops the concerns of most automotive companies. Indeed, the average OEM will invest $5-8 billion each year in research and development for fuel efficiency. To help automotive manufacturers guide these investments, IHS Markit has pioneered a solution that allows you to quickly assess the longer-term tradeoffs among fuel economy, vehicle performance and regulatory compliance.

The Vehicle Performance & Compliance Monitor (VPaC) is a cloud-based web portal providing access to a twelve-year forecast for CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and acceleration performance for more than 60,000 vehicle-powertrain combinations – including 160-plus attributes per vehicle – across the United States, EU 28, China and Brazil. From visualizing how an OEM’s fleet will evolve in terms of CO2 performance, to judging who is likely to strike the critical balance between performance and emissions across brands, to identifying distressed OEMs to target, VPaC is a one-stop shop that gives OEMs and suppliers insight into vehicle performance and compliance for the entire market. No other offering features this breadth of information, speed of research results, technical rigor, competitive intelligence or cloud-based flexibility.

With VPaC, you can:

  • Understand your competitors use of CO2-saving and fuel efficiency technologies
  • See where your competitors are likely to position their products in each market segment
  • Simulate impact of new technologies on performance, fuel efficiency and carbon footprint
  • Optimize vehicle and fleet compliance globally in highly varied regulatory environments
  • Calculate tradeoff between potential government compliance fees versus sales
  • Determine the business case for your technology versus other viable options

Will your vehicle fleet be compliant?

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What’s Included

Emissions & Fuel Economy Forecast

Inform your planning with insight into competitive powertrain efficiency expectations, including:

  • 3-year history and 7 year-forecast by body type
  • Fuel consumption and tailpipe CO2 emissions forecasts
  • Coverage of +36,000 vehicle-powertrain combinations
  • Ability to search by 160-plus attributes

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Market Coverage

Enter VPaC through your market of choice below, and switch markets at any time to compare vehicle or fleet results:

  • United States
  • Europe (E28)
  • China
  • Brazil
Vehicle Compliance Module (additional purchase)

Get an unbiased, physics-based outlook into potential OEM compliance gaps with:

  • Fleet-level fuel economy and CO2 forecasts
  • Vehicle and fleet compliance attributes outlooks
  • Distance to target

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Vehicle Performance Module (additional purchase)

Strike the right balance between performance and efficiency with:

  • Trade-off metrics to test theoretical performance forecast
  • Acceleration performance projections

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12-Year Extension Module (additional purchase)

Get the long-term forecast for fuel consumption and tailpipe CO2 emissions by adding five years to the base-forecast horizon. This extension also increases the number of vehicle-powertrain combinations to over 60,000.

CO2 Response Tool (additional purchase)

The VPaC Response Tool is an enhancement to base VPaC data enabling OEMs and suppliers to evaluate technology costs for specific vehicles and OEM compliance paths. These costs are generated by IHS Markit through detailed component level assessment of individual technologies and systems. IHS Markit takes great care to insure that these technologies are fully vetted to understand the initial costs but also the effects of learning and economies of scale. Ultimately, these costs are used with CO2 and fuel economy outputs to determine the most cost effective strategy for compliance by an OEM or even down to a specific vehicle.

The VPaC Response Tool helps answer questions such as:

  • What is the cost for compliance for an OEM using EVs versus PHEVs versus HEVs?
  • What are the long term cost implications to European OEMs due to the expected falling diesel penetration rate?
  • What are the technologies that have the lowest cost of compliance for a specific vehicle?
  • Where does a specific technology fit on the adoption curve for a specific regulatory market?
  • Will customers find a level of technology requirement acceptable given the cost/benefit calculation?
  • What would it take to meet the regulatory requirement for a given cost premium?

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Is VPaC right for you?

Designed for strategy planning and competitive vehicle analysis, VPaC goes beyond the traditional engineering context by offering full vehicle performance and compliance analysis.

Who uses VPaC? How?
  • Determine total anticipated CO2 and fuel-economy performance across an entire future fleet
Compliance & Sustainability Officers
  • Prepare incentive strategies to sell vehicles
  • Assess tradeoffs between non-compliance penalty fees, technology deployment decisions and credit purchase strategy decisions
  • Avoid non-compliance penalty fees
  • Strengthen company reputation for sustainability
OEM Product Planners
  • Assess CO2 and fuel economy for competitors' future vehicles across the company’s market segments
  • Preserve brand reputation as a technology leader
  • Maintain and advance market share
OEM Product Engineers
  • Identify the competitive CO2 and fuel economy targets and benchmarks for product designs
  • Understand tradeoffs of available technology options to achieve mass reduction and vehicle efficiency, along with the resulting competitive impact on vehicle performance
  • Meet vehicle program budget costs
  • Ensure vehicle profitability
  • Target OEMs and vehicles that need my technology most
  • Demonstrate an analytics-based understanding to OEMs of their compliance challenges
  • Assess the business case for my technology versus other viable options


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