THE OVERALL CO2 IMPACT FOR DRIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN INDIVIDUAL TRANSPORT TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE

LIFE CYCLE ANALYSES AS THE BASIS FOR TARGETED CLIMATE POLICY AND REGULATION

November 2019

In the context of the Paris Climate Agreement, Germany and the European Union have set themselves ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (“GHG emissions”) by 2050. This goal requires ambitious CO2 reduction strategies in all sectors that consume energy. This includes the road transport sector, whose GHG emissions have recently attracted much political attention. Despite increasingly efficient vehicles, growing demand for mobility has meant that it has not been possible to reduce GHG emissions in the transport sector since 1990. Against this backdrop, a fierce debate around energy policy has begun with respect to which concepts and technologies can be used in road transport to achieve a massive and long-term reduction in CO2 emissions.

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