A model is presented for estimating the impact on climate change by the European passenger car fleet. Based on real-world CO2 emissions, none of the scenarios allows compliance with the assumed 10% reduction by 2020, relative to 2005. Given a robust policy to limit real-world emissions by 2030, zero-emission sales shares as low as 8% allows a CO2 reduction by 30% by 2030, relative to 2005. This nonetheless requires a quick phase-out of conventional powertrains by 2035 to keep track with the desired decarbonisation by 2050. Therefore, increasing the effort on both a European as a national/regional level to incentivise both the industry and consumers to shift towards zero-emission technology is one of the key challenges on the short-term.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards User-Centric Transport in Europe 2
EditorsBeate Müller, Gereon Meyer
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-38028-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-38027-4
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2020

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