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The Impacts of Industrialization on Freight Movement in China
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

The Impacts of Industrialization on Freight Movement in China

Dongmei Chen, Yagyavalk Bhatt

China’s rapid economic growth has enabled the fast development of freight transport across the country. What might the impact of future economic growth be on freight movement in China? To answer this question, this paper establishes the link between key…

Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
May 9, 2019
Policy Levers for Promoting Fuel-Efficient Mobility
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Policy Levers for Promoting Fuel-Efficient Mobility

Personal automotive travel is associated with many negative externalities, including air pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and traffic congestion. The current cost of driving for motorists does not necessarily account for the costs associated with these externalities. Policymakers are employing…

May 2, 2019
Drivers of New Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet Fuel Economy in Saudi Arabia
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Drivers of New Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet Fuel Economy in Saudi Arabia

Rubal Dua, Tamara Sheldon

This paper investigates the drivers of recent improvements in Saudi Arabia’s new light-duty vehicle fleet fuel economy. A vehicle choice model is estimated using aggregate and disaggregate new vehicle purchase data. The estimates are used to simulate counterfactual policy scenarios.…

Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
April 30, 2019
Data Insight: Transportation
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Models, Data and Tools

Data Insight: Transportation

Abeer AlGhamdi

We have launched a new series of Data Insights which aim to share topical insights and data on a range of interesting themes. The first insight of the series is focused on Saudi Arabia’s passenger and freight railway network.

Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
September 27, 2018
Gasoline savings from clean vehicle adoption
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Gasoline savings from clean vehicle adoption

Energy Policy

Conventional counterfactuals used in literature may underestimate fuel savings from clean vehicle adoption, thus overestimating the costs of securing associated environmental benefits. Using a large-scale nationally representative sample of U.S. new car buyers, we propose a choice model-based counterfactual approach…

Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua

2018
The Future of Transportation Energy Demand for Freight in Fast-Growing Economies
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

The Future of Transportation Energy Demand for Freight in Fast-Growing Economies

Over the last decade, India and China have become leading consumers of energy, especially oil, with freight transportation accounting for a large portion. The growth in total transport energy use is directly correlated with the fast-paced urbanization and industrialization of…

June 1, 2018
Vehicle Retirement and Replacement Policy: Assessing Impact and Cost-Effectiveness
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Vehicle Retirement and Replacement Policy: Assessing Impact and Cost-Effectiveness

Rubal Dua

Governments across the world, motivated by air quality improvement or by climate change mitigation goals, are trying to accelerate the turnover of older, higher-emitting vehicles and replace these with lower emission vehicles. One approach is to encourage consumers to scrap…

Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
May 24, 2018
Measuring the Cost-Effectiveness of Clean Vehicle Subsidies
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Measuring the Cost-Effectiveness of Clean Vehicle Subsidies

Rubal Dua

Demand-side policies, including rebates, sales tax exemptions, and tax credits promote clean vehicle adoption, with the goal of reducing local air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Limited research to date on their cost-effectiveness and efficiency suggests such subsidies are…

Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
May 10, 2018
Policy Levers for Promoting Sustainable Mobility
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Policy Levers for Promoting Sustainable Mobility

An effective transport policy framework would take into account the costs of rising local pollution, congestion, accidents and global greenhouse gas emissions. The various supply- and demand- side transformations happening in personal mobility provide policymakers with opportunities and challenges for…

February 28, 2018
Gasoline Savings From Clean Vehicle Adoption
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Gasoline Savings From Clean Vehicle Adoption

Rubal Dua

Without the option to purchase plug-in electric and/or hybrid vehicles, conventional counterfactuals used in literature may underestimate the fuel savings from clean vehicle adoption, thus overestimating the costs of securing associated environmental benefits. Using a nationally representative sample of new…

Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
January 16, 2018
Welfare Implications of the Rebound Effect From More Energy-Efficient Passenger Cars
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Welfare Implications of the Rebound Effect From More Energy-Efficient Passenger Cars

Anwar Gasim, Ziyad Alfawzan

Improving the energy efficiency of passenger cars makes it cheaper to drive, allowing motorists to take to the roads more frequently. This additional driving, which offsets some of the expected energy savings from energy efficiency, is known as the rebound…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
Ziyad Alfawzan Alfawzan, Ziyad
October 30, 2017
Will Current Electric Vehicle Policy Lead to Cost-Effective Electrification of Passenger Car Transport?
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Will Current Electric Vehicle Policy Lead to Cost-Effective Electrification of Passenger Car Transport?

Green Energy and Technology

Encouraged by the falling cost of batteries, electric vehicle (EV) policy today focuses on accelerating electrification of passenger cars, paying comparatively little attention to the cost of the particular type of EVs and charging infrastructure deployed. This chapter first discusses…

Marcello Contestabile, Mohammed Alajaji

2017
Understanding demand for hybrid and electric vehicles using large-scale consumer profile data
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Understanding demand for hybrid and electric vehicles using large-scale consumer profile data

Rubal Dua, Kenneth White

Consumer adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles is a crucial step in improving energy utilization and reducing emissions from the transportation sector. To promote adoption, U.S. policymakers have employed supply-side policies such as Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions/Corporate Average Fuel Economy…

Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
Kenneth White White, Kenneth
October 9, 2017
Impact of Domestic Fuel Price Reforms on the use of Public Transport in Saudi Arabia
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Impact of Domestic Fuel Price Reforms on the use of Public Transport in Saudi Arabia

In 2016, policymakers in Saudi Arabia increased domestic transportation fuel prices, which are expected to approach market levels in the near future. Current low crude oil prices offer an excellent opportunity for policymakers to deregulate the passenger transportation sector without…

July 9, 2017
Understanding Long Term Consumer Demand For Fuel Efficient Vehicles
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Understanding Long Term Consumer Demand For Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Rubal Dua

Consumer adoption of fuel-efficient vehicles is a crucial step in improving energy use and reducing emissions from the transportation sector. The range of options includes hybridization of powertrains all the way through to fully electric vehicles. To promote adoption, policymakers…

Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
April 16, 2017
Gasoline Demand, Pricing Policy and Social Welfare in Saudi Arabia
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Gasoline Demand, Pricing Policy and Social Welfare in Saudi Arabia

Anwar Gasim

In the face of low international oil prices, countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council recently implemented fuel price reform across a number of sectors. Saudi Arabia, for example, announced in December 2015 an increase in the gasoline price. We undertook…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
March 12, 2017