Speeding up to < 2°C

Actionable clean mobility solutions: a position paper of the Movin’on LAB « beyond 2°C » community.

 

As part of the Movin'on LAB, our community brings together several major companies in the mobility sector who are committed to making a positive contribution to tackling climate change.
The ambition of this community is to build a shared vision of the mobility sector’s contribution to a “beyond 2°C” scenario for the transportation of both goods and passengers. Although the whole
range of technological and behavioral solutions should be considered and implemented according to local specificities, the objective of this study is to promote solutions that are within reach in the next decade and can make valuable contributions to reducing the carbon footprint of the mobility sector.
This study provides insights into the implementation of seven clean mobility solutions:
  • Incentive schemes in favor of behavioral and modal shifts in passenger transportation
  • Eco-driving technologies and training programs
  • Car-pooling applications and the sharing economy in passenger and freight transport
  • Sustainable biofuels
  • Battery electric vehicles (BEVs)
  • Natural gas vehicles (NGVs)
  • Hydrogen-based fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)
Solutions that are oriented toward societal and behavior change could have a significant CO2 mitigation potential in the very short term by acting on the current rolling stock of vehicles. They will contribute to addressing the growing air pollution challenges in urban areas. They require strong political support, collaboration between local authorities and the private sector, and the implementation of new business models.
Over the medium term, the potential of alternative fuels and low-carbon vehicles should be fully unlocked and will have a significant impact on a global scale.
These solutions are nearly or fully commercially mature, but their large-scale deployment is still curbed by several factors such as the limited charging infrastructure, high production and purchase
costs, etc.
This study provides concrete recommendations for policy makers on the implementation and scale-up of innovative clean mobility solutions. It also highlights ways for stakeholders in the sector to
support the implementation of these solutions.