Staff blog: Electric Vehicles

By offering substantial incentives for low-carbon vehicles and raising the cost for high emitters, Sweden's feebate system can play a vital role in shifting demand toward more efficient vehicles.
A clear air future appears to be on the horizon for London, a city that is rapidly positioning itself as a model for zero-emission transportation.
Many automakers have shared details on their plans for an electric future. How does it stack up to public policy goals?
Iceland's electric vehicle market is booming. With low-carbon and inexpensive electricity, high fossil fuel prices, a high urbanization rate, and almost half of prospective buyers planning to purchase an EV, Iceland could have an astonishingly clean transportation sector before long.
Even though targets for low- and zero-emission vehicles are an innovative approach for EU standards, they could undercut the climate benefit of the regulation. Fortunately, with some slight modifications EU regulators could effectively promote both fuel efficiency and electrification.
News outlets have compiled their "best-ofs"—or more likely "worst-ofs"—lists for 2017. Here we hop on the bandwagon and look back at last year in the European vehicle market. Demand for low-emission vehicles continued to grow while diesel sales continued to fall, thanks in part to a smorgasbord of policies to clean up road transportation.