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SOER Key fact (Deprecated) Percentage of emissions coming from road transport
Road transport is responsible for 17.5 % of overall greenhouse gas emissions in Europe and its emissions increased by 23 % between 1990 and 2009.
Located in News Most carmakers must further improve carbon efficiency by 2015 key message
Article Reducing speed limits on motorways: how good is it for the environment?
Lower speed limits on motorways are generally associated with road safety. But several European countries are now debating whether they also benefit the environment and, if so, how much. There is no simple way of measuring the environmental benefits of lower speed limits but several factors clearly play a key role.
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SOER Key fact (Deprecated) Registration of new cars is falling since 2007
Registration of new cars in the EU increased constantly between 2001 and 2007, peaking at 15.5 million cars, but has fallen continuously since. Between 2010 and 2011 the number of new car registrations increased in many Member States, notably Latvia (71%), Lithuania (68%) and Estonia (66%) , but fell in others, including Greece (-31 %), Portugal (-31%) and Spain (-17 %).
Located in News New cars sold in 2011 were 3.3 % more fuel efficient than those sold in 2010 Key facts
Figure Road transport's market share increases strongly in EU-12
Graph showing the percentage split between road and rail freight for EU-12, EU-15 and EU-27
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Publication Road user charges for heavy goods vehicles (HGV)
Tables with external costs of air pollution. In this report, the European Environment Agency (EEA) presents updated estimates of the external costs of air pollution for different categories of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). This report on road transport is a continuation of previous reporting from EEA on estimates for the external costs of air pollution from industrial facilities (EEA, 2011).
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Publication Size, structure and distribution of transport subsidies in Europe
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Publication Success stories within the road transport sector on reducing greenhouse gas emission and producing ancillary benefits
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Article The electric car — a green transport revolution in the making?
The electric car finally seems to be on the verge of breaking through, offering significant environmental benefits, especially in urban areas. Innovative business models are on the way which should boost consumer acceptance and overcome the remaining barriers, such as high battery costs, green electricity supply and charging infrastructure.
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File The electric car comes of age
The electric car is on the verge of breaking through, offering a realistic choice for innovative and clean mobility.
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Press Release object code Traffic pollution still harmful to health in many parts of Europe
Transport in Europe is responsible for damaging levels of air pollutants and a quarter of EU greenhouse gas emissions. Many of the resulting environmental problems can be addressed by stepping up efforts to meet new EU targets, according to the latest report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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