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Electric vehicles in Europe

EEA Report | No 20/2016

authors: Jozwicka, M. | Hacker, F. | Hülsmann, F. | Minnich, L. | Purwanto, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2016

This report provides a non-technical summary of the latest information on electric road vehicles in Europe, including those with hybrid technologies. It focuses upon electricpassenger vehicles, explaining the different types that are now…

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Assessing the status of electrification of the road transport passenger vehicles and potential future implications for the environment and European energy system

Specific Contract under Framework Contract EEA/ACC/13/003 - LOT-1 - Final Report: Task 2

authors: Kasten, P. | Bracker, J. | Haller, M. | Purwanto, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2016

Electric vehicles charged with low-emission electricity are one of the key options to reduce emissions in passenger road transport. However, the introduction of electric vehicles will inevitably lead to greater interaction between the…

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Greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for international shipping

authors: Cames, M. | Graichen, V. | Faber, J. | Nelissen, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2015

The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests that in 2050 global greenhouse gas emissions need to be 40 to 70% below their 2010 levels in order to prevent a global temperature increase of more than 2°C…

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Policy mix in the transport sector: What role can the EU ETS play for road transport?

Year of publication: 02 / 2015

This discussion paper focuses on the incorporation of road transport in the EU ETS. Alongside consideration of the effect that its inclusion would have within the transport sector, the effects on other sectors will also be discussed,…

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DEFINE: Development of an Evaluation Framework for the Introduction of Electromobility

Two electromobility scenarios for Germany: Market development and their impact on CO2 emissions of passenger cars in DEFINE

authors: Kasten, P. | Hacker, F.
Year of publication: 11 / 2014

In this report two scenarios are developed to compare the impact of different electric vehicle market developments and to better understand the impact of policy measures for electromobility market support. Three policy measures that…

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Joint DEFINE Policy Brief by Oeko-Institut and DIW Berlin

authors: Gerbaulet, C. | Schill, W. | Kasten, P.
Year of publication: 10 / 2014

In the context of the project DEFINE, Oeko-Institut and DIW Berlin jointly analyzed possible future interactions of the introduction of electromobility with the German power system. We were particularly interested in the impacts of…

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GHG emissions targets for international shipping

author: Cames, M.
Year of publication: 09 / 2014

Further technical and operational measures for enhancing the energy efficiency of international shipping Environmental Aspects

authors: Faber, J. | Nelissen, D. | Seum, S. (on behalf of Oeko-Institut)
Year of publication: 06 / 2014

In the International Maritime Organization (IMO) there are currently four measures under discussion that aim to enhance the energy efficiency and to reduce the fuel consumption of ships: the US proposal, which aims to reduce the energy…

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Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2 emissions from ships

Design options, their feasibility and implications

authors: Faber, J. | Nelissen, D. | Seum, S.
Year of publication: 09 / 2013

The European Commission plans to introduce a monitoring, reporting and verification system for marine vessels as an initial step towards global or regional policies that would limit greenhouse gas emissions from maritime shipping. The…

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The GHG fund and the ETS: finding common ground

authors: Cames, M. | Graichen, V. | Faber, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2013

The shipping sector contributes with around 3.2 % to worldwide CO2-emissions and its emissions are expected to grow in the future. Two market based mechanisms have been proposed by EU countries to address the climate impacts and reflect…

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Electromobility: a trigger for market success of carsharing?

author: Kasten, P.
Year of publication: 02 / 2012

Online conference - Our Future Mobility Now, 27 February 2012

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Are electric vehicles the mode of the future? Potentials and environmental impacts

Background paper on electric mobility

Year of publication: 01 / 2012

Yet many questions concerning the environmental and climate benefits of electric mobility remain to be clarified, as do issues of market potentials and user acceptance. The Oeko-Institut has conducted research into these and other…

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Resource efficiency and resource-policy aspects of the electro-mobility system - Results

author: Buchert, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2011

This presentation outlines some of the results, together with conclusions and recommendations for action.

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Environmental impacts of electric mobility and interactions with the electricity sector in Germany

author: Hacker, F.
Year of publication: 11 / 2011

4th German-Japanese Environmental Dialogue Forum

Electric Mobility and Smart Grids: Strategies and Technologies

Tokyo, 17 and 18 November 2011


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European second-hand car market analysis - Final Report

for the European Commission DG Climate Action

authors: Mehlhart, G. | Merz, C. | Akkermans, L. | Jordal-Jørgensen, J.
Year of publication: 01 / 2011

The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other emissions from the transport sector is a highly relevant issue at European level. In order to establish a coherent and effective European policy in this field it is vital to have sound…

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What would it take to unlock the full potential of biofuels?

A contribution to the Comment:Visions online discussion, November 2010

author: Fritsche, U. R.
Year of publication: 11 / 2010

The key formula of a long-term strategy (2050 horizon) for sustainable biomass is that renewable resources are primarily used as raw materials, whereas waste and biomass residues – stemming increasingly from used products made from…

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EcoTransIT World – Ecological Transport Information Tool for Worldwide Transports

authors: Schmied, M. | Seum, S. | et al.
Year of publication: 07 / 2010

EcoTransIT operates on a sound scientific basis with data that is accepted Europe-wide. The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu), Heidelberg, is in charge of the scientific issues such as the environmental data. Ifeu…

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Integration of marine transport into the European Emissions Trading System

Environmental, economic and legal analysis of different options

authors: Seum, S. | Graichen, J. | et al.
Year of publication: 05 / 2010

A new UBA study analyses options for integrating the greenhouse gas emissions from marine transport into the EU emissions trading system. IMO (International Maritime Organization) bodies have not reached agreement so far on substantial…

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Environmental impacts and impact on the electricity market of a large scale introduction of electric cars in Europe, Critical review of literature

ETC/ACC Technical Paper 2009/4

Year of publication: 01 / 2009

Vehicles with electric propulsion are considered as an attractive option on the pathway towards low-emission vehicles that could enable the transport sector to reduce sectoral greenhouse gas emissions by a significant degree. Due to…

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Modelling of the impacts of policies for sustainable use of cars

authors: Zimmer, W. | Hacker, F. | Buchert, M. | Seum, S.
Year of publication: 01 / 2008

Öko-Institut has participated in a project for the European Commission, the Joint research Centre and the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, the aim of which was to develop TREMOVE by adding a waste materials module and by…

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