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Proportion of vehicle fleet meeting certain air and noise emission standards

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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

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Transport Transport (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Driving force

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  • TERM 034
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Policy issue:  Increase the share of the vehicle fleet that meets the most recent (and stringent) emission standards for new vehicles

Key messages

  • In 1998, 58 % of petrol-driven cars had catalytic converters, with wide variations between Member States

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Key assessment

The rate of penetration of new technologies is highly correlated with the average life-time of vehicles and the average age of the fleet. Estimates based on the numbers of cars fitted with catalytic converter suggest that it takes at least ten years for a new technology to penetrate the entire car fleet. The proportion of trucks and aircraft that comply with new higher emission standards is even lower than for cars, mainly because of the relatively high life-times of these vehicles.

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