Technology Uptake, Costs, and Benefits Under a Next-Phase Passenger Car Efficiency Program in Brazil

Since 2013, passenger vehicles sold in Brazil, when compared to similar markets such as Europe or Japan, have adopted fewer fuel-saving technologies resulting in less efficient vehicles. In 2015, passenger vehicles in Brazil contributed an estimated 105 million tons of CO₂-equivalent to global emissions and consumed more than 700,000 barrels of oil per day. This report analyzes the Inovar-Auto program, introduced by Brazil's Ministry of Industry in 2012, to incentivize the production of more efficient vehicles and whether manufacturers met the targets. It also evaluates the costs and benefits of extending the program to 2023 versus the current 2017 end date. The costs, benefits, and level of technology adoption needed to meet 2023 targets (1.27 MJ/km) versus 2017 targets (1.81 MJ/km) are evaluated using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Optimization Model for Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from Automobiles (OMEGA). It is found that adopting a 2023 program in Brazil could reduce energy consumption in new cars by 29% between 2017 and 2023 and save consumers about $4,040 over 15 years.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: White Paper
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01646050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2017 10:39AM