Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics
HomeAboutSeriesSubject/JEL codesAdvanced Search
Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute (VTI) Working Papers, Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute (VTI)

No 2008:12:
Policies towards a more efficient car fleet

Svante Mandell ()

Abstract: Transportation within the EU, as in most of the industrialized world, shows an increasing trend in CO2 emissions. This calls for measures both to decrease the amount of transportation and/or to increase the efficiency in the vehicle fleet. The present paper addresses the latter by providing a simple and transparent analytical model that illustrates how different policy measures address different parts of an interlinked system, which determines the composition of the future car fleet. Apart from being simple, and thereby providing an intuitive framework, the model highlights the difference between initial responses to policies and the outcome in equilibrium both in the short and the long run.

Keywords: Vehicle; fuel-efficiency; policy; CO2; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: Q48; Q54; R48; (follow links to similar papers)

23 pages, December 18, 2008

Before downloading any of the electronic versions below you should read our statement on copyright.
Download GhostScript for viewing Postscript files and the Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing pdf files.

Full text versions of the paper:

Car_fleet_policies_WP.pdf    PDF-file
Download Statistics
This paper is forthcoming as:
Mandell, Svante, 'Policies towards a more efficient car fleet', Energy Policy.

Questions (including download problems) about the papers in this series should be directed to Mats Berggren ()
Report other problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson () or Helena Lundin ().

Programing by
Design by Joachim Ekebom

Handle: RePEc:hhs:vtiwps:2008_012 This page was generated on 2014-12-14 19:28:27