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Europe needs sustainable finance policies – to make the right investments and send the right price signals – to decarbonise its transport sector.

  • T&E’s vision for the European Green Deal

    In the climate crisis, transport is the bad boy of the European economy. While every other sector’s climate emissions have decreased since 1990, transport’s are up almost 30%. If the European Green Deal is to radically reduce the EU’s climate impact, it has to radically reshape European transport. Today T&E presents its vision of what the EGD should mean for transport. It can be downloaded below.

    March 2, 2020 - 00:01
  • Roadmap for Electric Truck Charging

    Trucks account for less than 2% of the vehicles on the road but 22% of CO2 emissions from road transport. The relative share of truck emissions is bound to increase as emissions from passenger cars are driven downwards by the surge in the sales of electric cars. This paper outlines the new and ambitious policy and strategy that Europe needs to electrify heav-duty vehicles and decarbonise the freight sector to bring it in line with the EU’s Green Deal commitments. There is also an annex on the alternative fuels infrastructure required for ships.

    February 19, 2020 - 00:01
  • Recharge EU: How many charge points will EU countries need by 2030

    To keep up with the upcoming electric surge - estimated to be between 33 million electric cars in the current policy scenario and 44 million in the climate neutral one in 2030 - EU's infrastructure framework needs to prioritise electric charging and be in line with the increasing demand for public and private charge points. This report outlines T&E's public charging plan for Europe, including both the numbers of public chargers needed and the funding mechanisms to nudge the market in the right direction. A new EU policy framework for alternative fuels infrastructure (AFID) and the funding mechanisms currently discussed in the European Green Deal are the two cornerstones to deliver an ambitious EU recharging infrastructure masterplan.

    January 7, 2020 - 13:33
  • How much are we paying in fuel taxes?

    Are Europeans paying more at the pump because of increasing taxes? How much more taxes petrol car drivers pay over diesel drivers, even though diesel is the main responsible for the air pollution crisis in our cities? Which EU countries have managed to eliminate diesel’s unfair fiscal advantage? In which EU countries palm oil diesel pays zero tax? Answers to all these questions - and more - can be found in this new T&E’s interactive tool based on datasets of fuel consumption taxes for road transport in all 28 EU member states since 1995.

    October 10, 2019 - 10:36
  • Do gas trucks reduce emissions? Your questions answered

    On 19 September T&E published its paper ‘Do gas trucks reduce emissions?’ discussing air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions from diesel and gas-powered trucks. Most of the findings were based on on-road tests commissioned by the Dutch government, performed by TNO. After the publication, different stakeholders, mainly from the gas lobby questioned our results and reacted in press releases and media outlets. In this briefing, downloadable below, T&E responds to the claims made by those stakeholders.

    September 25, 2019 - 16:30
  • Less (cars) is more: how to go from new to sustainable mobility

    This paper shows through research and transport modelling the possible outcomes of the autonomous (and connected), electric, shared (new mobility), and urban planning revolutions. Based on the scenarios modelled, it issues recommendations to policy makers on steering these revolutions toward public-policy goals of reducing emissions and congestion.

    September 24, 2019 - 07:00
  • Do gas trucks reduce emissions?

    A number of truck manufacturers claim that trucks running on gas deliver strong air quality and greenhouse gas benefits compared to diesel. On-road tests commissioned by the Dutch government were performed by TNO, an independent research organisation, to compare emissions from diesel and liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks. This paper outlines how the on-road data shows that many of the truckmakers’ claims are false. It also outlines how most EU governments are encouraging the uptake of polluting LNG trucks with extremely low tax rates on fossil gas for transport.

    September 17, 2019 - 15:52
  • How Horizon Europe can deliver a zero-emission transport sector

    The EU has adopted legislation, known as Horizon Europe, to shape EU Research & Innovation (R&I) spending for the 2021-2027 period. With a proposed budget of almost €100 bn, the programme aims to stimulate technological innovation and help the EU decarbonise. In this paper T&E argues that it should be subject to a clear prioritisation of clean transport technologies in order to put the transport sector on a strategic pathway towards net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 at the latest.

    August 19, 2019 - 18:37

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