Transport is Europe's biggest climate problem accounting for 27% of its GHG emissions in 2017. This report summarises a series of studies by Transport & Environment. (T&E analysed pathways for decarbonisation in the road freight, aviation, shipping and car sectors.) It demonstrates that transport can and must be decarbonised by 2050 at the very latest, not only to limit global warming but also to ensure Europe's competitiveness, its energy sovereignty and the health and well-being of its 500 million citizens.
Which comes first, electric cars or the recharging points? How to tackle this dilemma has been the subject of considerable debate. This report examines the importance and availability of public charging infrastructure and how to efficiently expand the existing network as the number of electric vehicles on the road increases.
Carmakers are failing to achieve their own targets for sales of battery electric and plug-in hybrid models as they do not increase the offer of these vehicles fast enough. While manufacturers complain about a lack of recharging infrastructure and incentives, this report by T&E makes it clear that they could have done significantly more to meet their own goals.
This briefing collates a range of evidence and shows that carmakers are failing to achieve their own targets for sales of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. It also shows that the very limited choice of electric cars, long waiting times to receive cars, limited availability and crucially a lack of marketing investment are contributing for carmakers’ lack of sales.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]A report on concrete solutions to put an end to environmentally harmful subsidies within the EU Budget.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Position paper in response to the European Commission green paper 'TEN-T: A Policy Review'
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Trans-European Transport Networks: Options for a sustainable future. Published by T&E and four other organisations.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Transport, infrastructure and the economy: Why new roads can harm the economy, local employment, and offer bad value to European taxpayers. By Frazer Goodwin, December 2000.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]This paper argues for more rational decision-making on the construction of new infrastructure by improving economic assessments and taking into account the environmental concerns and costs.