Accelerated introduction of ’clean’ cars in Sweden
2012 (English)In: Cars and carbon: Automobiles and European climate policy in a global context, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. , 2012, 247-268 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The increased focus in Sweden on greenhouse gas emissions, oil dependency and energy efficiency has lead to the implementation of different policy measures in the transport sector. In Sweden there has been a long tradition of buying large, powerful and heavy cars with high fuel consumption and CO<inf>2</inf> emissions. The Swedish car fleet is the heaviest car fleet in all Europe. We describe and discuss effects of major measures that have been implemented to accelerate the introduction of clean cars in the Swedish car fleet. We also briefly describe a decision support tool to evaluate policies affecting the composition of the car fleet. We find that the result of the implemented measures is a high share of clean cars in new car sales and that these policies have lead to a dominance of low emission diesel cars and E85 cars in this share. We also find that the share of biogas cars is still very small and that the use of E85 fuel for E85 cars is quite price sensitive.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Science+Business Media B.V. , 2012. 247-268 p.
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-174755DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2123-4-11ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84930972861ISBN: 978-940072123-4ISBN: 978-940072122-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-174755DiVA: diva2:859480
QC 201510072015-10-072015-10-072015-10-07Bibliographically approved