ENERGY SAVINGS IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR

This report deals with energy savings at two levels for private cars, lorries, domestic aviation and other transport modes in Sweden. Level 1 comprises measures which are judged to be feasible up to 1990 without negative effects on people's transport situation (stimulants, information, campaigns). At level 2 fairly strict control measures may be considered, but these measures must not affect employment and necessary travel or include fuel rationing. An assessment of these two alternatives indicates that total energy savings in the transport sector will amount to 3% (level 1) and 14% (level 2). An energy-saving program set at the level of 7% is proposed. The measures discussed in this program are directed to reducing the energy consumption by private motoring and to some extent by lorry transport. The measures considered in the program are the following: (1) information to motorists; (2) training at driving schools; (3) improved compliance with speed regulations; (4) extension of public transport in combination with reorganization of traffic environment and restrictions on use of cars, especially in larger towns; (5) increased car pooling; (6) standards for maximum permissible specific fuel consumption; (7) strictly differentiated motor vehicle tax; (8) voluntary savings program for lorry transport and (9) reinforcement of competitivity of Swedish railways. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kommunikationsdepartementet

    Fack
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM