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Category Archives: Economics
By imposing VAT on electric cars in Norway the sales will be cut in half and the average CO2 emissions from new cars will increase by about 60 percent. In Norway zero-emission cars constituted 54,3 percent of all new cars purchased in 2020. If electric cars are subject to full VAT sales will...
TRA VISIONS is a contest for young and senior researchers in the field of transport in Europe. It is organised every other year on behalf of the European Commission in connection with the Transport Research Arena (TRA) conference. VTI was a partner of the consortium that organised TRA VISIONS...
Additional policy instruments are needed to achieve Swedish environmental quality objectives for maritime transport
Achieving the national and international environmental objectives for maritime airborne emissions requires a combination of new and more powerful policy instruments. The policies already in place are not enough. This is one of the conclusions of a research project, led by VTI, which has now been...
The introduction of a congestion charge in Stockholm had the intended effect of reducing congestion – even long term. And after the introduction of the charges the public support steadily increased. This success story has attracted extensive interest from cities all over the globe. However,...
Samkost 3: Swedish report regarding government commission on the costs of traffic to society has been submitted
Since 2013, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has had several government commissions to produce documentation on the costs to society caused by traffic. On 1 November 2018, the agency reported its latest commission, SAMKOST 3. The commission comprised all types of...
Heavy transport makes up a large part of the land-based GHG-emissions from the transport sector in Norway. Every year, 70 000 trucks emit around 2,5 million tons of CO2, and pay in over 1,2 billion NOK in CO2-duties on fuel. A means to accelerate the phasing in of trucks with renewable propulsion...