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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
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#22 of 18,429)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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51 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
517 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
reddit
1 Redditor

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229 Mendeley
Title
Personal Vehicles Evaluated against Climate Change Mitigation Targets
Published in
Environmental Science & Technology, September 2016
DOI 10.1021/acs.est.6b00177
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Authors

Marco Miotti, Geoffrey J. Supran, Ella J. Kim, Jessika E. Trancik

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 %
United States 2 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 226 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 49 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 15%
Researcher 32 14%
Student > Bachelor 28 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 5%
Other 34 15%
Unknown 40 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 53 23%
Environmental Science 27 12%
Energy 26 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 13 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 8 3%
Other 46 20%
Unknown 56 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 841. 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 22 January 2022.
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#14,051
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Outputs from Environmental Science & Technology
#22
of 18,429 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#323
of 288,162 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Science & Technology
#4
of 287 outputs
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