URBAN CAR: FOUR POLICY SCENARIOS FOR A NEW CAR CONCEPT

URBAN CAR: VIER BELEIDSSCENARIO'S VOOR EEN NIEUW AUTO-CONCEPT

This paper presents the results of a study into the findings of a reconnaisance into the desirability of and opportunities for large-scale introduction of an urban car in the Netherlands. Four types of urban car were studied: (1) a Mini Car; (2) a Tres Petit Vehicle (TPV); (3) a Compact Electric Vehicle; and (4) a Compact Hybrid Vehicle. A market analysis was made at average and personal levels with the objective of classifying segments that are potentially interesting. Policy scenarios to stimulate usage and ownership were developed for four types of urban car. Then, the effects on the environment, energy and safety of each car were studied. If a choice has to be made from one of the four types of urban car, the TPV scores best in reducing air pollution, and taking existing technologies into account. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 876637.

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 741-63

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM