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Personal Vehicles Evaluated against Climate Change Mitigation Targets

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Science & Technology, September 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Personal Vehicles Evaluated against Climate Change Mitigation Targets
Published in
Environmental Science & Technology, September 2016
DOI 10.1021/acs.est.6b00177
Pubmed ID
Authors

Marco Miotti

Abstract

Meeting global climate change mitigation goals will likely require that transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions begin to decline within the next two decades and then continue to fall. A variety of vehicle technologies and fuels are commercially available to consumers today that can reduce the emissions of the transportation sector. Yet what are the best options, and do any suffice to meet climate policy targets? Here, we examine the costs and carbon intensities of 125 light-duty vehicle models on the U.S. market today and evaluate these models against U.S. emission-reduction targets for 2030, 2040, and 2050 that are compatible with the goal of limiting mean global temperature rise to 2 °C above preindustrial levels. Our results show that consumers are not required to pay more for a low-carbon-emitting vehicle. Across the diverse set of vehicle models and powertrain technologies examined, a clean vehicle is usually a low-cost vehicle. Although the average carbon intensity of vehicles sold in 2014 exceeds the climate target for 2030 by more than 50%, we find that most hybrid and battery electric vehicles available today meet this target. By 2050, only electric vehicles supplied with almost completely carbon-free electric power are expected to meet climate-policy targets.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 3%
Japan 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 26 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 21%
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Researcher 4 14%
Other 3 10%
Other 5 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 9 31%
Environmental Science 5 17%
Energy 3 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 7%
Other 8 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 317. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2017.
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#14,757
of 7,474,500 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Science & Technology
#28
of 8,530 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,524
of 239,547 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Science & Technology
#6
of 224 outputs
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