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      Understanding the Trajectory of Urban and Transport Development in Riyadh
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Understanding the Trajectory of Urban and Transport Development in Riyadh

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar

      Riyadh has been a car-oriented city since the 1950s, a trend that was compounded by the economic boom of the 1970s. Likewise, the first master plan of Riyadh, a highway-based plan prepared by Doxiadis Associates International in 1973, encouraged the continued use of…

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar Anwar, Ahm Mehbub
      16th October 2022
      Indiaʼs Updated NDC: A Pathway to Net-Zero by 2070?
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Indiaʼs Updated NDC: A Pathway to Net-Zero by 2070?

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Puneet Kamboj

      The meeting of the Union Cabinet of India on August 3, 2022, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved India’s updated nationally determined contribution (NDC). The NDC aims to enhance India’s contribution toward a global response to climate change. This…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Puneet Kamboj Puneet Kamboj
      16th October 2022
      Future of Fuels in the Aviation Sector
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Future of Fuels in the Aviation Sector

      Aviation is crucial for connecting people and countries worldwide. Although aviation carriers, manufacturers, and governments have all aimed to increase energy efficiency through significant technological advances over recent decades, this transport mode has struggled to find alternatives to fossil-based fuels.…

      16th October 2022
      How Long Will the Semiconductor Crisis Affect the Traditional Automotive Sector? Implications for car fuel demand
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      How Long Will the Semiconductor Crisis Affect the Traditional Automotive Sector? Implications for car fuel demand

      Rubal Dua, Hamid M. Al Sadoon, Majed A. Al Suwailem

      The 2020 semiconductor crisis has hit the automotive sector, as well as many other sectors. As a consequence of the COVID-19-induced shock, a worldwide semiconductor supply-demand imbalance arose between 2020 and 2022. Demand grew by around 17% annually while manufacturing…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Hamid M. Al Sadoon Al Sadoon, Hamid M.
      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      13th October 2022
      Current and Future Trends in Saudi Arabia’s Container Throughput
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      Current and Future Trends in Saudi Arabia’s Container Throughput

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar, Nora Nezamuddin, Rubal Dua, Abdulrahman Alwosheel

      The maritime sector is a key pillar for the diversification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economy, and it has been prioritised by the Saudi government due to its strategic importance. Saudi Vision 2030 has set a target for making…

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar Anwar, Ahm Mehbub
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Abdulrahman Alwosheel Alwosheel, Abdulrahman
      25th May 2022
      Post-Covid Recovery of Air Traffic in Saudi Arabia
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      Post-Covid Recovery of Air Traffic in Saudi Arabia

      Abu Toasin Oakil, Andres Felipe Guzman, Rubal Dua, Abdulrahman Alwosheel

      The dramatic drop in air traffic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related travel restrictions has significantly impacted the aviation industry in Saudi Arabia and around the world. The sector has suffered considerable losses due to the reduction in…

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      Oakil, Abu Toasin
      Andres Felipe Guzman Andres Felipe Guzman
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Abdulrahman Alwosheel Alwosheel, Abdulrahman
      25th May 2022
      Understanding the Willingness to Make the Modal Shift to the New Metro in Riyadh
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      Understanding the Willingness to Make the Modal Shift to the New Metro in Riyadh

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar

      Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital and main financial hub, is currently facing substantial urban growth pressures. The city suffers from serious traffic congestion, especially at peak hours. Owing to the city’s high level of urbanization, travel demands are expected to increase.…

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar Anwar, Ahm Mehbub
      27th March 2022
      Sustainable Transport in Riyadh: Potential Trip Coverage of the Proposed Public Transport Network
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      Sustainable Transport in Riyadh: Potential Trip Coverage of the Proposed Public Transport Network

      Abu Toasin Oakil, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      The transport sector has always had high energy demand and is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change. To improve energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions, Riyadh is introducing an integrated public transport system. Per capita…

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      Oakil, Abu Toasin
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      13th October 2021
      Barriers to and Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicle Electrification in India: Insights From a Survey of Experts
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      Barriers to and Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicle Electrification in India: Insights From a Survey of Experts

      Rubal Dua, Scott Hardman, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Dimpy Suneja

      According to the World Health Organization, India has the world’s worst air quality. Among other factors, vehicular pollution from the increasing stock of passenger vehicles has contributed to India’s deteriorating air quality. This increasing stock is also a factor in India…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Scott Hardman Scott Hardman
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Dimpy Suneja Suneja, Dimpy
      5th October 2021
      Are Consumers Myopic About Future Fuel Costs? Insights from the Indian two-wheeler market
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      Are Consumers Myopic About Future Fuel Costs? Insights from the Indian two-wheeler market

      Prateek Bansal, Rubal Dua, Rico Krueger, Daniel Graham

      India has the world’s third highest carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, after China and the United States. The transportation sector is the third largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions in India, accounting for roughly 11% of all carbon dioxide emissions in 2016. Road transport accounts for around…

      Prateek Bansal Bansal, Prateek
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Rico Krueger Rico Krueger
      Daniel Graham Daniel Graham
      24th August 2021
      Once Consumers Adopt an Electric Vehicle, Do They Go Back?
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      Once Consumers Adopt an Electric Vehicle, Do They Go Back?

      Rubal Dua, Prateek Bansal

      The lack of repeat adoption of low carbon technologies has implications for climate change mitigation. In this insight, we explore how many electric vehicle owners dispose of their electric vehicles and do not buy another when purchasing their next car.…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Prateek Bansal Bansal, Prateek
      29th June 2021
      Revisiting the Impact of COVID-19 on the Demand for Transport and Gasoline
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      Revisiting the Impact of COVID-19 on the Demand for Transport and Gasoline

      Nora Nezamuddin, Hatem Al Atawi

      The global outbreak of COVID-19 began in March 2020. As of April 2021, the global caseload has reached over 150 million. Governments globally have introduced various measures in an attempt to contain the virus’s spread. These measures have varied in…

      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      24th June 2021
      How Cost-Effective Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies in Reducing Tailpipe-CO2 Emissions?
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      How Cost-Effective Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies in Reducing Tailpipe-CO2 Emissions?

      Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua, Omar Al Harbi

      The transportation sector accounts for 24% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (IEA 2020). Road transport is the most utilized mode because of its convenience (Van Essen 2008). However, it is also the most emissions intensive mode, accounting for 75%…

      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Omar Al Harbi Omar Al Harbi
      8th June 2021
      India’s Political Ambition of Implementing Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Targets
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      India’s Political Ambition of Implementing Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Targets

      Yagyavalk Bhatt, Rubal Dua

      The Indian transportation sector is going through a massive transition, especially the light-duty vehicle (LDV) sector. Policymakers consider the electrification of road transport to be one of the ways of solving India’s triple problem of increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      26th April 2021
      What Policy Levers Could Address Indiaʼs Automobile-Related Externalities?
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      What Policy Levers Could Address Indiaʼs Automobile-Related Externalities?

      Rubal Dua, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Dimpy Suneja

        The Indian government has shown a growing recognition of the need for policy instruments aimed at addressing increasing air pollution, oil imports, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with India’s light-duty vehicle (LDV) sector. Based on the findings of…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      Dimpy Suneja Suneja, Dimpy
      12th April 2021
      Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies Becoming More Impactful Over Time?
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies Becoming More Impactful Over Time?

      Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua, Omar Al Harbi

      Various subsidies for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have been implemented worldwide at the federal, state and regional levels. These subsidies aim to promote PEV adoption to help reduce both local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (Hardman 2019). In the…

      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      Omar Al Harbi Omar Al Harbi
      22nd March 2021
      Understanding Latent Consumer Demand For Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
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      Understanding Latent Consumer Demand For Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

      Rubal Dua

      Consumer adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) – including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure battery electric – is a crucial step in improving energy use and reducing emissions in the transportation sector. To promote adoption, policymakers have employed various demand- and…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      3rd February 2021
      Economic Structural Change and Freight Transport Demand in China
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      Economic Structural Change and Freight Transport Demand in China

      Xun Xu, Tianduo Peng

      After decades of rapid economic development, China is quickly becoming the world’s second-largest transport energy consumer. Recently, it has also surpassed the United States (U.S.) as the world’s largest oil importer, and it is expected to become the largest oil…

      Xun Xu Xu, Xun
      Tianduo Peng Tianduo Peng
      6th January 2021
      China’s Green Freight Policy
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      China’s Green Freight Policy

      Shuxue Chen, Xun Xu

      In September 2019, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), together with the Ministry of National Resources, the Ministry of Transport, the National Railway Administration, and the State Railway Group, issued the policy announcement, “Guiding opinions on accelerating the development…

      Shuxue Chen Shuxue Chen
      Xun Xu Xu, Xun
      13th October 2020