Proportion of vehicle fleet meeting certain air and noise emission standards
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
DPSIR: Driving force
- TERM 034
Policy issue: Increase the share of the vehicle fleet that meets the most recent (and stringent) emission standards for new vehicles
In 1998, 58 % of petrol-driven cars had catalytic converters, with wide variations between Member States
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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Proportion vehicle fleet meeting certain emission standards TERM 2001
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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