This report asks the question: what role can electric cars play in the decarbonisation of transport? It is an attempt to look behind the hype, and an attempt to bring the available scientific evidence to the attention of policymakers and the public.
The triple challenges of climate, squeezes on public finances and the need to grow jobs will mean the EU and its member states will have to reinvent transport policy. The sector will have to be decarbonised but without public money.
Noise emissions from motor vehicles are regulated by the World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), a body of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), based in Geneva.