Analysis of Auto Industry and Consumer Response to Regulations and Technological Change, and Customization of Consumer Response Models in Support of AB 1493 Rulemaking: Case Study of Light-Duty Diesel Vehicles in Europe

Diesel vehicles are steadily increasing their share of the European light duty automotive market due to four factors: improved diesel technology, fuel and vehicle taxation policy that favors diesels, air pollution emission policies favorable to diesel, and a voluntary agreement by automakers to reduce CO2 emissions per vehicle kilometer by 25 percent between 1995 and 2008. Diesel market share, however, is not uniform across Europe, which can be explained by differing taxation policies. The authors suggest that fiscal measures, along with the voluntary CO2 agreement between automakers and the EU, have played an important role in influencing consumer purchases of new vehicles in Europe while reducing CO2 emissions.


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  • Accession Number: 01157182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCD-ITS-RR-04-14
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 2010 5:10PM