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      Sustainable Transport in Riyadh: Potential Trip Coverage of the Proposed Public Transport Network
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      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…

      Abu Toasin Oakil 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
      Flight and Passenger Flows in Saudi Arabia
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      Flight and Passenger Flows in Saudi Arabia

      Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has four major international airports. They are King Khalid International Airport (RUH), King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), King Fahd International Airport (DMM) and Prince Muhammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (MED). Before the COVID-19 pandemic,…

      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      28th September 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?
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      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?
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      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
      Stated Preferences of Metro Use by Current Mode Choices in Riyadh
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      Stated Preferences of Metro Use by Current Mode Choices in Riyadh

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar, Abu Toasin Oakil

      Based on the current use of mode, people show different preferences for modal shift. This Data Insight presents the most important metro options (based on fare, travel time, walking time and waiting time of the metro) as stated by the…

      Ahm Mehbub Anwar Anwar, Ahm Mehbub
      Abu Toasin Oakil Oakil, Abu Toasin
      7th February 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
      The Evolution of Gasoline Demand and Prices in Saudi Arabia
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      The Evolution of Gasoline Demand and Prices in Saudi Arabia

      Mohammad Aldubyan

      Gasoline is the primary fuel for the passenger car fleet in Saudi Arabia. The demand for passenger cars, and hence gasoline, is primarily driven by the size, geography and economic growth of the country, its domestic fuel prices, and the…

      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      3rd February 2021
      Share of Road Transport and the Consumption of Diesel and Petrol in India
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      Share of Road Transport and the Consumption of Diesel and Petrol in India

      Yagyavalk Bhatt

      As of 2015, India had approximately 230 million registered vehicles. Over 70% of India’s registered vehicles are two-wheelers. In 2013, India had 132.55 million registered two-wheelers and 25 million registered cars. According to India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas,…

      Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
      6th January 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
      Understanding the Evolution of the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Electric Vehicle Subsidies
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      Understanding the Evolution of the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Electric Vehicle Subsidies

      Tamara Sheldon, Omar Al Harbi, Rubal Dua

      Our previous research found that promoting plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption through financial subsidies is expensive. In this commentary, we explore how the cost-effectiveness of the PEV subsidy program has evolved over time. To understand this evolution, we developed vehicle…

      Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
      Omar Al Harbi Omar Al Harbi
      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      30th August 2020
      Estimating the Size and Efficiency of the Saudi Vehicle Fleet
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      Estimating the Size and Efficiency of the Saudi Vehicle Fleet

      Rubal Dua

      Estimates of the size of Saudi Arabia’s vehicle fleet in 2015 vary from as high as 18 million (Arab News 2014) to as low as 6.6 million (OICA 2019). This significant variation stems from the fact that the Kingdom does…

      Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
      24th June 2020
      Designing Transport Policy for Sustainable Freight Movement in Saudi Arabia
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      Designing Transport Policy for Sustainable Freight Movement in Saudi Arabia

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz, Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      Logistics and infrastructure policy will play key roles in Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification and reform efforts. This study provides a quantitative assessment of specific measures related to freight transport, taking into consideration the heterogeneity of urban, regional and inter-regional localities…

      Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz Lopez-Ruiz, Hector G.
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      27th April 2020